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New York Red Bulls 3, Montreal Impact 1 | 2016 MLS Match Recap

It was a special night for Bradley Wright-Phillips as the New York Red Bulls defeated the Montreal Impact 3-1 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

The Englishman scored a brace, his 58th and 59th regular-season goals as a member of the Red Bulls, passing club legend Juan Pablo Angel to become the Red Bulls' all-time leading goalscorer in the regular season.

Midfielder Sean Davis provided the capper at the start of the second half, before Ambroise Oyongo was controversially shown a red card in the 48th minute. Davis has now scored in consecutive games since taking over for the injured Dax McCarty, and also assisted both of Wright-Phillips' goals.

Ignacio Piatti opened the scoring in the 21st minute, after a long ball from Marco Donadel found Matteo Mancosu. The Italian laid it off to Piatti, who finished in an open net.

Box Score

Three Things

  1. MR. RELIABLE: Bradley Wright-Phillips toughed his way through a rough start to the season, scoring no goals in the Red Bulls' first seven games. Since then he has struck 14, currently placing him second in the Golden Boot race. Saturday's pair were especially significant, as he broke Juan Pablo Angel's club record of 58 regular-season goals.
  2. TESTY AFFAIR: It was a hot one in Harrison on Saturday, with the heat index topping 100 degrees, and for a few players, blood was boiling. Didier Drogba and Aurelien Collin were clashing and yapping all night, until Collin was eventually pulled in the 60th minute with an apparent head injury.
  3. THE KID DELIVERS: The loss of Dax McCarty to a fractured tibia was expected to hit the Red Bulls midfield hard. But that has not been the case so far, as Sean Davis has ably filled the captain's slot with two goals and two assists in two starts since McCarty went down.

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