New York Red Bulls set Major League Soccer record with early goal explosion vs. New England Revolution

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.

Wright-Phillips got the record-breaker two minutes later, running onto a Dax McCarty through ball in the right side of the area and slotting home past New England ‘keeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

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. 

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