The New York Red Bulls’ three goal explosion at the start of their 4-1 win on Saturday against the New England Revolution wasn’t just impressive – it was record-breaking.
New York scored three times in the opening 12 minutes at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, setting the record for fastest team to three goals in a single game in Major League Soccer history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Bradley Wright-Phillips got things started in the fourth minute, heading home a Lloyd Sam cross from close range. Sam added to the lead in the 10th, taking a Mike Grella pass in the right side of the box and finishing off a well-worked move to make it 2-0.
The Red Bulls, who hadn’t scored more than two goals in a game prior to June 16, have now hit for three or more goals in three of their last four matches, topping New York City FC 3-1 on June 28 and beating the New York Cosmos 4-1 in Open Cup play on July 1 prior to Saturday’s 4-1 win against the Revs.