Preseason - 2019 - RBNYvPhoenix

New York Red Bulls 5, Phoenix Rising FC 1 | 2019 Preseason Match Recap

A Bradley Wright-Phillips hat trick paced the New York Red Bulls to a 5-1 thrashing of USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC on Sunday afternoon, as the two sides met in a friendly match that was free and open to the public at Naranja Park in Oro Valley, Arizona.

In a picturesque setting north of Tucson with a mountainous backdrop and fans lining the perimeter of the pitch in a fashion reminiscent of a youth soccer game, the Red Bulls fielded what appeared to be a full-strength starting XI and got a suitably strong performance.

BWP headed home a cross from Michael Amir Murillo just six minutes after the opening whistle and RBNY took a 3-1 lead into halftime; Alejandro Romero “Kaku” Gamarra and Alex Muyl also scored for the Red Bulls.

RBNY open their 2019 campaign in just over a week, with a Concacaf Champions League match vs. Atletico Pantoja in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, Feb. 20.


  • 6’ - RBNY - Bradley Wright-Phillips
  • 38' - RBNY - Wright-Phillips
  • 40' - RBNY - Kaku
  • 42' - PHX - Ben Spencer
  • 56’ - RBNY - Alex Muyl
  • 63’ - RBNY - Wright-Phillips

New York Red Bulls’ starting XI vs. Phoenix Rising FC: Luis Robles; Connor Lade, Aaron Long, Tim Parker, Michael Murillo; Marc Rzatkowski, Sean Davis; Daniel Royer, Kaku, Alex Muyl; Bradley Wright-Phillips

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