Gonzalo Veron enjoyed his most productive moments for the Red Bulls. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
CHESTER, Pa. — The much-maligned Gonzalo Veron made a big impact in the Red Bulls’ 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union Sunday.
Only minutes after replacing Daniel Royer in the 84th minute, the Argentine set up both of the visitors’ goals at Talen Energy Park.
In fact, Veron tallied a career-best two assists in a span of five minutes. His first assist was his first career game-winning assist in league play. Veron recorded only one assist in his first 40 matches as a Red Bull.
With a scoreless draw in the 87th minute, Gonzalo Veron generated an offensive chance into the 18-yard box for left back Kemar Lawrence, who sent his cross inside the box. Lawrence’s cross found the foot of Wright-Phillips for the 1-0 lead.
Veron generated the second offensive chance as he sent his pass to a streaking Sal Zizzo on the right side of the field. Zizzo dribbled inside the box for Wright-Phillips, who finished the play.
Head coach Jesse Marsch owns a 41-24-17 mark with the Red Bulls. He moved into a three-way tie with franchise leaders Hans Backe (41) and Octavio Zambrano (41) for the most career regular-season wins with the team.
Another clean sheet
Luis Robles tallied a game-high three saves for his fifth shutout this season. It was his 44th clean sheet of his career.