Blaise Bourgeois

📝 New York Red Bulls 2 Seattle Sounders 1: RBNY cruise to easy win

The New York Red Bulls coasted to victory on Wednesday night, surviving a late scare to defeat Seattle Sounders 2-1.

Bradley Wright Phillips and Daniel Royer provided the goals for the Red Bulls, who should have done better but were stymied for much of the match by Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei – who made a whopping 11 saves in the contest to keep Seattle in the match late.

Harry Shipp added an 87th-minute goal to cut RBNY’s lead in half, making the home team sweat out the last few minutes until the final whistle.

In the 37th minute, Florian Valot found Daniel Royer streaking to the back post to give the Red Bulls a 1-0 lead.

Wright-Phillips would double the lead shortly after the intermission with an authoritative header off an Ethan Cutler cross.

Harry Shipp would put Seattle back in the match late with a very calm finish past Robles, kissing his 87th-minute effort off the post.

New York will have a quick turnaround as they head to Philadelphia for their US Open Cup match on the 16th, while the Sounders have off until the 23rd, when they take on Chicago Fire