The true highlight of the New York Red Bulls' 1-1 tie with Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of their 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal was not Bradley Wright-Phillips' goal.
The true highlight was BWP's post-match chat with reporters. Sacha Kljestan had to endure questions while doubtless reliving the fact he flubbed another PK in a big game in front of his home crowd - this time as captain. He gave an understandably downbeat interview. Felipe presented a sort of assistant coach's collection of talking points. Jesse Marsch was Jesse Marsch.
But BWP was glorious.
From revealing he thought his scoring shot had missed, to echoing the gibberish of multiple reporters asking questions at the same time, to demanding David Ousted be banned from Red Bull Arena (for persistent penalty saving): peak BWP post-game interview.
Thanks, BWP. Nothing puts a game into perspective more quickly than a good post-game chat, and perspective is required after that result.