NY Red Bulls end losing streak by beating Orlando 3-2
The Associated Press
Apr. 25, 2016
HARRISON, New Jersey (AP) — The New York Red Bulls scored three times in 10 minutes to beat Orlando City 3-2 on Sunday and end their four match losing streak.
Englishman Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice after Mike Grella equalized for the home team in the 65th minute as the Red Bulls came from a goal down to register just their second win of the current MLS season.
Canadian forward Cyle Larin, last year's MLS Rookie of the Year, gave Orlando the early lead when he scored in the third minute, turning in a low cross from Rafael Ramos, and had an appeal for a penalty turned down after 61 minutes when was taken down from behind after getting clear in the New York box.
Four minutes later, the Red Bulls equalized when Sacha Kljestan threaded a pass through the legs of Orlando defender Tommy Redding to Grella, who finished off the goal.
Wright-Phillips put New York in front with a goal-line volley then stretched the lead to 3-1 with another simple tap-in. Orlando pulled one back six minutes from the end when New York defender Karl Ouimette headed in an own-goal but New York held on.
In San Jose, Chris Wondolowski scored from the penalty spot to secure a 1-0 win for the Earthquakes over Sporting Kansas City.
Wondolowski scored his MLS-leading seventh goal of the season in the 58th minute after Simon Dawkins was brought down by Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia.
Kansas had just had their own appeal for a penalty turned down moments earlier. With the win, San Jose remain undefeated at home this campaign.