The Red Bulls scored more than two goals for the first time this year and boosted their Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoff hopes with a win that moved them within seven points of the Eastern Conference playoff line.
Already down 2-0, Miami also lost defender Nicolas Figal in the 38th minute to his second yellow card on a night where they missed an opportunity to at least temporarily move back into the playoff places.
But the Red Bulls were far superior even 11-on-11 in just their second victory in their last 12 matches, leading Miami 27-2 in overall shots and 9-1 in efforts on target.
Miami conceded three or more goals for the fourth time in six home defeats, all while seeing their three-game winning streak and six-game unbeaten run snapped.
- THE BIG PICTURE: The visitors have now won all three meetings between these sides since Miami joined the league last year. And the Red Bulls have scored four goals in back-to-back trips to South Florida after a 4-1 win in their previous journey to DRV PNK in 2020.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Omir Fernandez's goal, headed in on an awkward bounce following Tom Edwards' long throw-in, told the story of this one. It involved a Red Bulls player attacking the ball with conviction while several Miami defenders struggled to decide how to clear their danger.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Omir Fernandez. The homegrown midfielder's goal was deserved after an excellent evening all over the pitch. Fernandez completed an astounding match-leading seven key passes and was second on the team in contesting 12 duels.