The 4th was with RBNY as they tamed the Galaxy 3-2

By Sean McCaffery, May 5, 2019

They opened the game with their force of last year, Connor Lade was involved in his 2nd goal in as many games as he assisted Rzatkowski, his 1st of the year and 3rd in MLS, after a wall pass via the defender, who first timed the pass at the hour mark. NYRB struck first of the foot of Tarek, it took some time but Zlatan would have none of it as he played a role in assiting Antuna with a great ball across the box then 4 minutes later getting his own goal. Etienne got the winning goal in the 67', not long after being subbed in for the first win v LA at RBA since 2013. It was an action packed game with far fewer fouls than I would have anticipated. Aaron Long took a few early elbows from Zlatan, the 2nd should have been a caution at least, yes, he is taller but your arm is not to move in shielding yourself, get it in place leave it there, not with force 2x? This is the first winning streak of the year as the team has looked much better over the last two games than earlier matches. Their academy is paying big dividends, 5 from it played with 3 starting and 3 of them involved in the scoring. Mark not only had the tying goal, but also had a free kick, sending it to White thenĀ  put it into the box Tarek put it home for his first Red Bull goal #2 in league play, to the near post, opening the scoring. This was as they had controlled the better of the play but not for much longer. The pair of LA goals scant minutes apart sent them to the locker room leading 2-1. As is often the case, 2nd half adjustments were key and the tide turned again back in favor of the home team. 8 minutes after the equlizer Royer fed Fernandez who then found Etienne for the go ahead and eventual game winner, just 3 minutes into the game, did coach Armas see something? The NJ native now has 4 of his total of 6 MLS goals as a sub, instant offense anyone? Robles had a quieter day with his 3 saves and 104th win, good for a tie at 8th in MLS with Stefan Frei. Kemar Lawrence notched the century mark with his 100th MLS game, if not for injuries that would have been reached last year. Long Island product and member of the Long Island Soccer Player Hall of Fame, Coach Chris Armas with 15 wins is now 6th in team history.