The New York Red Bulls won a crucial game on the road Wednesday night, as they soundly defeated Inter Miami 4-1. Mandela Egbo, Brian White, Ben Mines and Daniel Royer all found their names on the scoresheet when the final whistle blew. The victory puts them level on points with crosstown rival, NYCFC and currently sitting tied for 6th in the table.
Ex-Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles had a night to forget as he met his old club, for which he spent 8 seasons between the sticks, and had four goals go past him.
Mandela Egbo started the scoring off, after a needless penalty was given away from ex-PSG/Juventus star Blaise Matuidi on the Bulls’ Jared Stroud. Egbo stepped up and slotted home his first MLS goal into the bottom right corner.
Miami fought back though and leveled up the score in the 39th minute. Former Red Bulls forward Juan Agudelo got one back on his old team and netted his 50th league goal after a nice throughball from Matias Pellegrini.
From there on, it was all New York. Brian White scored in the 49th minute. After some ticky-taka passing carved open Inter’s defense and found White 1v1 with Robles, he easily put it past his former teammate. Mines and Royer sealed the deal with two late goals. Mines scoring after a rebound from Robles in the 85th minute and Daniel Royer slotted one in the back of the net in stoppage time.
Next on the schedule is a home matchup Sunday with the Montreal Impact. They currently sit right below New York on the table, with only 1 point separating the two teams.
Edited by Nick Sbordone