MLS Snapshot: Philadelphia Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls

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The game in 100 words (or less): One of the top finishers in Major League Soccer history was at it again Sunday as Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice to break open a scoreless match which could fairly be described as a bit of a dud. Aside from a lackluster Derrick Jones red card and a remarkable Luis Robles stop on Chris Pontius (hence the remark), there wasn’t much cooking before BWP bagged a brace starting in the 87th minute. The Red Bulls move back into a playoff spot with their second road win of the season.

The Goals

53′ — Jones slips, misses ball, catches leg, sent off — It was fitting that even the send-off was weak, as Derrick Jones appeared to slip while launching into a tackle and clumsily missed the ball. His follow-through caught Felipe Martins and that was all she wrote.

87′ — Lawrence’s seeing-eye pass finds BWP — There’s so much to love in the build-up here, which is calm from the Red Bulls as the Union look exhausted. Kemar Lawrence gets the ball on the left, BWP was already breaking and look…at that… ball.

90+2′ — BWP slides into your DMs — Not entirely sure that makes any sense, but look at how casually the striker maneuvers his way into scoring position before hitting the grass to knock in the insurance marker.

Man of the Match: BWP.