Bradley Wright-Phillips' 16th goal of the season powered the New York Red Bulls to a 1-0 victory over the visiting New England Revolution Sunday at Red Bull Arena, extending the Red Bulls' unbeaten streak to nine games and lifting them into a tie for third with the Philadelphia Union in the Eastern Conference standings.
Wright-Phillips is now tied for the Audi Golden Boot lead with David Villa and Sebastian Giovinco. The Revs, meanwhile, extended their winless streak to six games with the loss. They have not scored in the past 362 MLS minutes.
The Red Bulls dominated play in the first half, but the match was scoreless at halftime before Wright-Phillips finally got the Red Bulls on the board when he banged in the rebound from an Alex Muyl shot that had been pushed away by a diving Brad Knighton.
1. SEEING 20-20: With 16 goals this season, Bradley Wright-Phillips now has a chance to do something no one has yet done in MLS – score 20 goals in more than one season. Wright-Phillips had 27 goals in 2014 and needs four with seven games remaining to make it happen.
Of course, Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco could do it as well. Giovinco also has 16 goals this season. He had 22 last year.
3. HOME SWEET HOME: The Red Bulls aren't one of the four teams in the league who are unbeaten at home. However, their 10 home wins are the most of anyone in MLS, proving that for them, there's no place like home.