ATLANTA (AP) — Bradley-Wright Phillips scored two second-half goals in the New York Red Bulls’ 3-1 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night.
New York (7-3-0) has won four in a row, outscoring its opponents 12-4 during that span.
Wright-Phillips headed home Michael Murillo’s cross to the center of the box to give the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead in the 51st minute. About four minutes later, Wright-Phillips capped the scoring with a header, off an entry from Alejandro Romero Gamarra, that banged in off the crossbar.
Atlanta’s Ezequiel Barco put away a deflected through pass from Miguel Almiron to open the scoring in the 26th minute.
Daniel Royer converted from the spot in the 42nd to make it 1-1 after Wright-Phillips drew a foul in the area conceded by Miles Robinson.
Atlanta (8-3-1) lost for just the second time since opening day.
Wright-Phillips has eight goals this season, tied with Almiron and Columbus’ Gyasi Zardes for the most in MLS.
Atlanta’s Greg Garza was shown a straight red card in the 71st minute for a serious foul.