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Some numbers to chew on from New York Red Bulls' seven-goal thrashing of NYCFC

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It's not all about the number seven. It's just mostly about the number seven.

Jesse Marsch loves the numbers for his side.
Jesse Marsch loves the numbers for his side.
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It's been more than 24 hours since the Red Bulls went to Yankee Stadium and torched both nets at the big ballpark in the Bronx. In fact, I believe the goals are still burning after a lucky seven score line came to fruition for the team in red.

But there are more numbers to write about than the magnificent seven - thought there has been a lot of fun had with that single digit to date:

We may need a separate post for all the seven chatter...anyway, here are some more numbers to enjoy:

6: The total number of goals Bradley Wright-Phillips has scored against NYCFC in his career to date (in four games against our new, very hospitable, neighbors)

5: The number of RBNY players who scored in the match

4: The number of headers the Red Bulls scored from start to finish

3: The number of corners that the Red Bulls converted for goals; also, the number of RBNY substitutes who scored

2: Bradley Wright-Phillips & Dax McCarty each tallied a brace

1: Alex Muyl & Gideon Baah each got their first MLS goal in the scoring spree at Yankee Stadium; Gonzalo Veron got his first of the season

The full context of this result won't really be understood until the season is much more advanced: the Red Bulls are still, technically, digging themselves out of the hole they dug with a six-losses-in-seven start to the 2016 league campaign. But this probably-never-to-be-repeated thrashing of NYCFC also has its own context: we won; they lost; we scored seven; they scored none. And the point of any rivalry is that it has its own momentum. Forget the standings, forget the league, forget whatever the bigger picture might be - RBNY beat NYCFC as emphatically as any of us are ever likely to see.

Thanks, RBNY. Let's do this again some time.