The New York Red Bulls found redemption after last week’s loss, defeating Minnesota United 3-0 at Red Bull Arena.
Red Bulls were slow to start, but found a spark in the 15th minute when Alex Muyl curled a ball in behind Minnesota goalkeeper Matt Lampson.
Just before halftime, forward Bradley Wright Phillips did what only Bradley Wright-Phillips can do with a no-look volley into the goal. Starting 5 yards outside the 18-yard box with a free kick from Sean Davis and headed on by Tim Parker, Wright-Phillips finished the shot with his back to the goal.
BWP added an insurance goal with a golazo in the 78th minute assisted by Muyl.
Red Bulls’ performance against Minnesota showed resilience in New York and a real fight to remain atop the Eastern Conference alongside Columbus Crew SC and New York City FC.