April 23, 2014 THE WRIGHT-PHILLIPS STUFF
Red Bulls striker's hat-trick sinks Houston, 4-0
On Tuesday, Bradley Wright-Phillips missed practice with a fever. On Wednesday night, he was hot in a much different way as he burned the Houston Dynamo, not once, not twice, but three times. The English forward struck for his first MLS hat-trick to lift the New York Red Bulls to a 4-0 triumph before an announced crowd of 13,278 at Red Bull Arena.
April 23, 2014 THE SHORT CORNER
What we liked and didn't like in Red Bulls' 4-0 romp over Houston
The Red Bulls won again on Wednesday night over the Houston Dynamo, an emphatic 4-0 scoreline where the squad looked much more like the defending Supporters Shield squad. Head coach Mike Petke teased that his team is “Jekyl and Hyde” but on the day, they were lifted by Bradley Wright-Phillips, who tallied a hat trick in the win.
April 22, 2014 BACK AT TRAINING
Chrsitianson is getting healthy
For more than a week, Ian Christianson has been back on the field and training for the Red Bulls. With what appears to be his return to health, his head coach is excited to see what the player is all about.
April 22, 2014 UNDER THE WEATHER
Wright-Phillips could miss Houston game
A Red Bulls attack that already will be without Tim Cahill this week, the team's leading scorer last season, might also be missing another piece of the attack for this Wednesday's game against the Houston Dynamo. Forward Bradley Wright-Phillips missed training on Tuesday as he was under the weather.
April 22, 2014 A NO-GO
Cahill won't play vs. Dynamo Wednesday
After he played 27 minutes last week as a second-half substitute in his return from a hamstring injury, Tim Cahill will not play a week later when the Red Bulls host the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night.
April 16, 2014 THE SHORT CORNER
What we liked and didn't like
The Red Bulls won on Wednesday night (finally!) in a match that wasn't always pretty but got the end result. Now with that first win under their belt, New York heads into a weekend without soccer to get ready for the Houston Dynamo next Wednesday night.
April 16, 2014 THANKS, THEY NEEDED THAT
Red Bulls secure 1st win of the season
Finally, a win from New York, which got into the 'W' column on Wednesday night in a 2-1 home result over derby rival Philadelphia Union. That the Red Bulls needed this result is a bit of an understatement, even if they won't admit to it.
April 16, 2014 THE FIRST ONE
Henry, Sam score as Red Bulls edge Union
One thing is certain for the Red Bulls this season. They won't tie the LA Galaxy for futility by a defending Supporters Shield champion. In 2003, the Galaxy endured an eight-game winless streak at the start of the MLS season after winning the regular-season crown the prior season. Thanks to goals by Thierry Henry and Lloyd Sam and some playmaking by Eric Alexander, the Red Bulls snapped their season-opening skid at six games with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union before 14,768 at Red Bull Arena Wednesday night.