Bradley Wright-Phillips

New York Red Bulls

Inconsistency proves theme of Red Bulls season

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The New York Red Bulls 2017 season could only be defined by inconsistency.

Whether it was the health of crucial players, the results, or offensive supremacy, the Red Bulls longed for a solution to their continued ineptitude in the biggest moments for the club. While that is nothing new for fans, the Red Bulls are victims of their own regular season success in recent years and fan expectations are impossibly high for the perennially suffering team.

Toronto, Columbus to meet in MLS East showdown

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New York (AFP) – Toronto FC advanced to Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference finals despite a 1-0 home loss Sunday to the New York Red Bulls in a playoff matchup marred by a half-time scuffle.

The heated encounter saw Toronto’s Jozy Altidore and New York’s Sacha Kljestan given red cards as tempers boiled over into shoving between the US national team members as players departed the field at half-time.

Sebastian Giovinco free kick powers TFC over Red Bulls

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Toronto FC came into their playoff match against the New York Red Bulls with a mountain of pressure and expectations. TFC needed big performances from the biggest players, and they got them.

Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore, Victor Vazquez, and Michael Bradley all outperformed the Red Bulls like-for-like players, and the final 2-1 result was a validation of TFC's historic year.

Red Bulls crush Fire in playoff opener

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The New York Red Bulls put in a terrific team effort, defeating the Chicago Fire in the opening match of the MLS Cup Playoffs behind Sacha Kljestan and Bradley Wright Phillips.

The sixth-seeded Red Bulls proved to be too much for the Fire, winning 4-0 over a side that limped into the playoffs with a number of key players injured and recovering from their Decision Day defeat at the hands of the Houston Dynamo.

Red Bulls, Atlanta United waste opportunity in draw

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The New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United FC each proved to be in playoff form in a potential wild card preview Sunday night.

Despite the scoreless draw, both teams showed a clear plan of attack and a relentless attack that has each side looking like a strong playoff opponent for any team in the Eastern conference.

MLS Week 31: Shutout for the Red Bulls

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MLS went with a short schedule due to the international break, with only six teams in action. The New York Red Bulls shutout Vancouver 3-0 at home. Daniel Royer opened the scoring in the 33rd minute with Bradley Wright-Phillips doubling the lead in the 58th. Felipe finished off the goals in the 72nd minute.

Crew extend unbeaten streak to seven with win over Red Bulls

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Federico Higuain's big night powered the Columbus Crew to victory over the New York Red Bulls.

Higuain assisted on all three of the Crew's goals on the night in the 3-2 victory. The home side took advantage of poor set piece defending and counter attacking opportunities, the bane of the Red Bulls in 2017.

Red Bulls take 'huge step' toward bringing home elusive trophy

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CINCINNATI Everyone who puts on a New York Red Bulls shirt is more than aware of how empty the franchise's trophy case is.

And over the past few years, the supporters of the club have been less than positive about the drought ever ending, but that could all change on Sept.

Stock rising, stock falling: New York Red Bulls 1 (5)-1 (3) Philadelphia Union

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PSP takes a look at who is rising and who is falling after a wild affair in Harrison, N.J.

Andre Blake nominated for an ESPY

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The Philadelphia Union goalkeeper is up for MLS Player of the Year

Philadelphia Union and Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake is up for an ESPY for MLS Player of the Year. Voting started on June 21 and the award will be handed out on July 12 during the ESPYS. Blake is up against Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, FC Dallas center back Matt Hedges, New York City FC forward David Villa, and New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips for the award.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Union are looking to take another three points from the Red Bulls. After Sapong's hat trick helped secure a 3-0 win in the last meeting, PSP gets you primed for what to expect on Sunday. Nick Fishman with the match preview.

Player ratings: Union 3-0 Red Bulls

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The Union picked up their first victory since the Battle of Appomattox Court House. It isn't, however, "10's" across the board. This week's player ratings highlights the heroes and acknowledges those with room to improve.

New York Red Bulls take first leg of Atlantic Cup with 2-0 win over D.C. United

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Alex Muyl and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored early in the second half as United's RBA nightmares continued

D.C. United were undone early in the second half against the New York Red Bulls, conceding two goals as United's rivals took the first leg of the 2017 edition of the Atlantic Cup. Alex Muyl scored his first goal of the season just moments into the second half, and Bradley Wright-Phillips made it two in the 62nd minute.

Houston Dynamo vs New York Red Bulls Final Score: Cubo Torres scores hat trick in Dynamo victory

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Dylan Remick, Cubo Torres score as Dynamo win over Red Bulls.

The Houston Dynamo were back in action on Saturday night against the New York Red Bulls after a week off. In their return to BBVA Compass Stadium the Dynamo came back with an expanded injury list which included Romell Quioto who dislocated his shoulder while playing for Honduras in their game against the USMNT.

Red Bulls sign Wright-Phillips to DP deal

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Bradley Wright-Phillips won't be leaving his current home any time soon.

The New York Red Bulls rewarded Wright-Phillips with a new multi-year deal on Wednesday, making him the club's third Designated Player. The forward previously earned DP distinction before seeing his deal bought down with Targeted Allocation Money.

MLS Eastern Conference Preview: New York Red Bulls

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Upheaval in New Jersey may add up to some regression for the Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls, unfortunately, have been good for a few years now. Really good. They've gotten at least 50 points in each of the last five seasons, and in four of those five they topped 55 points. They ran into a problem last season in MVP voting because they had two players splitting ballots.

After joining USMNT camp, Dax McCarty still digesting whirlwind week

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No one has had an offseason quite like Dax McCarty. The midfielder received a call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team January camp, got married and was unexpectedly traded by the New York Red Bulls to the Chicago Fire on Monday.

The whirlwind weekend, one which started with getting married and ended with his first training session in California with the USMNT, is something McCarty is still adjusting to.

MLS finals preview: New York teams trying to overcome deficit

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The second legs of the MLS Cup conference semi-finals are set to take place this weekend, with a number of exciting fixtures becoming do-or-die for the title hopefuls.

With reigning champions Portland Timbers not making the cut, 2016 will throw up a new competition winner from the remaining eight teams.

MLS finals preview: New York teams trying to overcome deficit

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The second legs of the MLS Cup conference semi-finals are set to take place this weekend, with a number of exciting fixtures becoming do-or-die for the title hopefuls.

With reigning champions Portland Timbers not making the cut, 2016 will throw up a new competition winner from the remaining eight teams.

Officially Official: Union lose their way into playoffs

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The Union will enter the playoffs on a historic winless streak.

On Sunday evening, the Philadelphia Union officially became a playoff team for the first time since 2011. Despite the feat, boos filled the rapidly emptying stadium after the final whistle. Though the Union finally clinched a spot in the playoffs, they did so with a 2-0 loss to their I-95 rivals, the New York Red Bulls.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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It's the last game of the regular season. If things go well, it won't be the last game of the year.

It's the last match of the regular season, and the Philadelphia Union host the New York Red Bulls. While that would normally light a fire in the bellies of the players and fans, this time it seems like more of an afterthought.

Red Bulls outlast Crew behind Wright-Phillips brace

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It came down to some scary moments at the end for the New York Red Bulls, but the reigning Supporters' Shield champions managed to hold on Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena.

A trio ofsecond-half finishes from the hosts gave the Red Bulls a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew, all but locking up the top spot in the Eastern Conference for Jesse Marsch's side.

Player ratings & analysis: NYRB 3-2 Union

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The Union didn't dominate the opening 15 minutes, NY just had the wrong approach. Philly was in control for a bit after going ahead, but Josh Yaro's injury gave the home side a chance to regroup and dominate.

Major League Soccer

Red Bulls douse Fire, Whitecaps roll in MLS playoffs

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Chicago (AFP) – A seventh-minute New York Red Bulls goal for English striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Mezquida’s brace for Vancouver sparked historic shutouts Wednesday in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

Sixth-seeded Red Bulls stunned third-seeded host Chicago 4-0 with the most lopsided rout in MLS knockout-round playoff history, a record only until Vancouver followed with a 5-0 romp over the San Jose Earthquakes.

Red Bulls douse Fire, Whitecaps roll in MLS playoffs

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Chicago (AFP) – A seventh-minute New York Red Bulls goal for English striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Mezquida’s brace for Vancouver sparked historic shutouts Wednesday in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

Sixth-seeded Red Bulls stunned third-seeded host Chicago 4-0 with the most lopsided rout in MLS knockout-round playoff history, a record only until Vancouver followed with a 5-0 romp over the San Jose Earthquakes.

MLS Week 21: Four goal shutouts

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Week 21 of the 2017 MLS season started with Atlanta and Orlando drawing 1-1 on national television. Kaka opened the scoring for Orlando in the 40th minute on the road. Hector Villalba equalized two minutes into stoppage time. Dom Dwyer started for Orlando in his first game since the move from Sporting KC.

MLS Scores: Red Bulls win on the road

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More from MLS getting the midweek games in prior to the Gold Cup break. Wednesday's action started with the Red Bulls beating New England 3-2 at Gillette Stadium. Teal Bunbury put the Revs up in the 21st minute with Bradley Wright-Phillips equalizing in the 23rd. Lee Nguyen put the Revs up again in the 26th with Daniel Royer equalizing from the penalty spot in the 55th.

MLS Week 12: Dallas loses, Philadelphia wins

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After a run of Wednesday games, week 12 of the 2017 MLS season resumed on Friday. New York and Toronto drew 1-1 at Red Bull Arena. Bradley Wright-Phillips put New York up in the 38th minute with Benoit Cheyrou equalizing in the 70th.

"Obviously, it's positive we didn't lose the game," Toronto forward Jozy Altidore said.

Major Link Soccer: Look Your Paycheck Horse in the Mouth

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Zlatan is likely staying in England, Boise is going to get a soccer stadium downtown, and IT IS MATCHDAY GET HYPE!

MLS

In case you haven't seen it yet (yet you got to this article), Sounders are rumored to sign Derlis Gonzalez, you should familiarize yourself with the rumor before it explodes today probably.

Bradley Wright-Phillips gets his green card, Dom Dwyer gets U.S. citizenship: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/17/17

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The links are here and they're wearing green for St. Paddy's Day.

Philadelphia Union News

Union's Jay Simpson 'coughing up blood' after scoring debut MLS goal
Don't be surprised to see C.J. Sapong in Saturday's starting lineup.

Oguchi Onyewu more than holding his own on the back line
When Josh Yaro went down with his torn labrum and underwent should surgery, there were questions about who would fill his void.

MLS Fantasy: Piatti Rock is in the House Tonight

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Who ordered the loaded Nacho?

With a score of 110 points, Rolfin' on the River led the league this round. Bradley Wright-Phillips (NYR, $12.3) scored an armband-aided 26 points with two goals to lead the team. Behind him were Ignacio Piatti (MTL, $11.9), who scored two goals of his own for 15 points, and the DCU pair of Lloyd Sam ($9.

Best of MLS Week 33: Wright-Phillips, D.C. United, Piatti and more

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One of the league's top forwards furthered his Golden Boot case in a statement win, while his team's rival continues to barrel their way into the postseason picture.

Here's a look at this weekend's Best of MLS:

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Bradley Wright-Phillips took one more step towards the Golden Boot with another standout performance on Sunday.

Philadelphia Union

Match Preview: Union vs. Red Bulls

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The Union will try to win while the other team will probably stop them from doing that.

Match: Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls

Time: 7:00 PM ET

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium

Television: The Comcast Network, MSG+ 2

Streaming: MLS Live (Subscription Only)

Referees: REF: Silviu Pretrescu AR1: Cameron Blanchard AR2: Jonathan Johnson 4TH: Ted Unkel

How the Red Bulls will look

New York had their three-game winning streak snapped in Kansas City on Wednesday, which is understandable considering how many starters were rested.

Question to answer: Are the Union a playoff team?

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Can the Union meet or even exceed the benchmark they set last season? PSP's Jim O'Leary takes stock.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, BSFC open tryout, more news

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Curtin on finding a spark, injuries and resting players. Other Union news. Bethlehem Steel announces open tryout. Mini pitch opens in North Philly. More news.

Postgame quotes: Red Bulls 3-2 Union

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Postgame quotes from Jim Curtin, Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers, and more.

The Rest

Following firing of manager Simon Grayson, Lynden Gooch faces uncertainty at Sunderland

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The English soccer system is notoriously cruel for up-and-comers, especially when it comes to the lower leagues. The threat of relegation, the constant turnover and the consistent pressure on short-leashed managers often leads to very short-term thoughts at the expense of nurturing some of the system's brighter talents.

Red Bulls overcome two-goal deficit to advance to Open Cup final

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CINCINNATI After nine years of waiting, the New York Red Bulls are back in a final.

The Red Bulls advanced to their first final in nine years and first U.S. Open Cup championship match in 14 as they came back from two goals down to defeat FC Cincinnati 3-2 in extra time on Tuesday night.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the equalizer and the game-winning goal for the Red Bulls, who didn't come alive until the middle of the second half.

RBNY 1, New England 0: Late BWP Goal Outs Revs from USOC Quarterfinals

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A second half red card to Benjamin Angoua combined with a late Bradley Wright-Phillips goal is enough to eliminate the Revs at home.

For seventy-five minutes the New England Revolution and New York Red Bulls seemed destined for extra time or even penalties in their US Open Cup quarterfinal match.

2016 Player Review: Roland Alberg

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Roland Alberg had an explosive middle of the season, but is there room for him on the roster next year?

Quick, name the top players in MLS in terms of goals scored per minute played. If you thought of Sebastian Giovinco, Bradley Wright-Phillips, David Villa, Frank Lampard, Ola Kamara and players like that, you were right.