Bradley Wright-Phillips struck twice within a five-minute span late in the match, including the second goal (above).  (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

CHESTER, Pa. — After getting two hydration breaks on a hot Sunday afternoon at Talen Energy Stadium, the Red Bulls finally broke their long road scoring drought and losing streak.

Striker Bradley Wright-Phillips connected for two late goals to lift the Red Bulls to a 2-0 victory over the 10-men Philadelphia Union, snapping their six-game road losing streak.

His goals snapped a team road shutout streak at 524 minutes, dating back to a loss at the Houston Dynamo April 1. BWP was the last New York player to find the net.

Wright-Phillips wasn’t impressed by his overall performance.

“I didn’t do anything, just two tap-ins,” he said. just great play by the wide players, Kemar and Sal.

“It was a bad performance by me generally, but happy to get a win. Terrible performance by me.”

Wright-Phillips boosted the Red Bulls into the lead in the 87th minute, sliding home a Kemar Lawrence feed from the left wing past goalkeeper Andre Blake. Lawrence had come on for injured left back Aaron Long at halftime.

GOAL: BWP vs. Union

GOAL!!! Bradley Wright-Phillips puts the Red Bulls up 1-0!

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Two minutes into stoppage time, the English forward doubled the lead with another sliding goal, this time off a pass from second-half substitute Sal Zizzo to ice the game.

That second goal was BWP’s eighth goal of the season and 77th of his career, which moved him into 18th place on the Major League Soccer all-time scoring list past Steve Ralston.

Immediately after Wright-Phillips scored, Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch left the field. He had to catch a plane at JFK Airport in New York City for Europe so he could get his UEFA coaching license.

There really wasn’t much to write home about for either side in the first half, although long-time Red Bulls-killer Chris Pontius made the visitors and their fans sweat in the in the 23rd minute.

BWPRACE

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Two minutes after Luis Robles denied Pontius with a right-handed slap from close range after an Aaron Long mistake, the Philly forward got a finger in the New York goalkeeper’s eye during a goal-line tussle. The ball was awarded to the Red Bulls, but Robles needed three minutes to get his act together before resuming play.

After a hydration break in the 30th minute, Alex Muyl meandered through the penalty area and fired a point-blank attempt that goalkeeper Andre Blake knocked away in the 37th minute.

On the final play of the opening half five minutes into stoppage time, Pontius continued to fire blanks as his header sailed wide left of the net.

Four minutes into the second half, Blake came up big on Bradley Wright-Phillips as he stopped the striker near the top left of the penalty area. The ball rolled slowly toward an empty net, but a Philadelphia defender cleared the ball out of harm’s way before BWP could get to it.

The Red Bulls were given a distinct advantage in the 53rd minute when Derrick Jones was issued a red card for a reckless challenge on Felipe at midfield, giving the visitors an extra player in which to solve the Union.

Within a minute, New York had two opportunities to draw first blood. First, Blake again demonstrated whey he was the league’s top keep this year with a hand save on BWP’s back-heel attempt in the 62nd minute.

In the 63rd minute, Muyl’s header, off Sacha Kljestan’s corner kick, bounded off the left post.

 

Scoring Summary: 
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips (Kemar Lawrence, Gonzalo Veron) 87′
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips (Sal Zizzo, Gonzalo Veron) 90+2′
Misconduct Summary:
PHI – Derrick Jones (ejection, violent conduct) 53′
PHI  Warren Creavalle (caution, dissent) 67′
NY – Damien Perrinelle (caution, unsporting behavior) 71′
NY – Aurelien Collin (caution, unsporting behavior) 84′
 
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Aurelien Collin, Aaron Long (Kemar Lawrence, 45′), Damien Perrinelle, Michael Amir Murillo, Tyler Adams, Felipe, Sacha Kljestan ©, Daniel Royer (Gonzalo Veron, 84′), Alex Muyl (Sal Zizzo, 74′), Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 3
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Oguchi Onyewu, Raymon Gaddis (Jay Simpnson, 89′), Jack Elliott, Fabinho, Fabrice-Jean Picault, Haris Medunjanin ©, Chris Pontius (Marcus Epps, 70′), Derrick Jones, Ilsinho (Creavalle, 55′), C.J. Sapong
TOTAL SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 1
Referee: Allen Chapman
Referee’s Assistants: Kyle Atkins, Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
4th Official: Ted Unkel
Attendance: 17,720