Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice for the Red Bulls in their victory at Tijuana. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
So, where do you start when talking about the Red Bulls’ 2-0 victory over Tijuana in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals Tuesday night?
Well, first of all, it was the first time an Major League Soccer team won in a knockout situation in the competition in Mexico and the first occasion in which a league side won by multiple goals. The other two triumphs were via 1-0 results in the group stage (FC Dallas over Pumas Aug. 17, 2011 and Seattle Sounders FC over Monterrey (Aug. 23, 2011).
It also was the third time in CCL history that an MLS team won in Mexico where league squads have compiled a 3-38-8 mark.
And the Red Bulls win also broke a 21-match winless streak for MLS teams in Mexico.
The second leg is set for Red Bull Arena Tuesday, March 13 at 8 p.m.