Daniel Royer and the Red Bulls celebrate his goal. (Brad Penner — USA TODAY Sports)
HARRISON, N.J. — The Red Bulls continued their home domination Saturday night, defeating the New England Revolution, 2-0, at Red Bull Arena.
Daniel Royer and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored within an 11-minute span in the second to lift New York to a 12-5-2 mark and 38 points while the Revs (28) fell to 7-7-7.
They moved within two points of idle New York City FC (12-4-4, 40), having a game in hand.
The Red Bulls, who have secured 25 out of possible 30 points at home via an 8-1-1 record, have won five of their last six matches.
Goalkeeper Luis Robles made one save as he recorded his 55th career shutout and eighth of the year.
Midfielder Marc Rzatkowski, who earned a start after a two-goal performance in the previous match, set up Royer on a set piece to give the hosts the 1-0 lead in the 69th minute. It was the Austrain’s fifth goal of the season.
In the 80th minute, BWP scored his 99th career MLS goal as he headed home a Kaku pass to the near post. Wright-Phillips has scored 117 goals across all competitions for the Red Bulls. It also was Kaku’s 12th assist, which leads the league this season.
NY – Daniel Royer 5 (Rzatkowski) 69′
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips 13 (Kaku) 80′
NY – Aaron Long (caution, unsporting behavior) 30′
NY – Kaku (caution, unsporting behavior) 41′
NE – Antonio Mlinar Delamea (caution, unsporting behavior) 58′
NE – Luis Caicedo (caution, unsporting behavior) 59′
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Michael Amir Murillo, Tim Parker, Aaron Long (Aurelien Collin, 65′), Kemar Lawrence, Sean Davis, Tyler Adams, Kaku (Derrick Etienne, Jr., 83′), Marc Rzatkowski, Daniel Royer (Alex Muyl, 77′), Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 1
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Antonio Mlinar Delamea, Jalil Anibaba, Wilfried Zahibo (Krisztian Nemeth, 79′), Andrew Farrell, Claude Dielna (Brandon Bye, 85′), Diego Fagundez, Luis Caicedo, Cristian Penilla, Juan Agudelo, Teal Bunburry (Kelyn Rowe, 70′)
TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 1; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 1
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Adam Garner
4th Official: Rosendo Mendoza
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez