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2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Benjamin Mines (18')
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips (77')
  • Carlos Rivas (80', 90'+2')

Carlos Rivas brace fuels New York Red Bulls past Portland Timbers

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NYRB 4-0 Portland: Young Red Bulls demolish Timbers - Via MLS (2:02)

A much-changed Red Bulls starting XI managed to put four past the Portland Timbers and secure the side's first win of the season. (2:02)

HARRISON, N.J. -- Carlos Rivas scored two goals and the New York Red Bulls opened their MLS season with a 4-0 win over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.

Rivas slotted one past goalkeeper Jake Gleeson to make it 3-0 in the 80th minute and finished Connor Lade's cross with a tap-in in the 93rd minute to cap the scoring.

Ben Mines, a 17-year-old Homegrown Player making his MLS debut, opened the scoring in the 18th minute, finishing Alejandro Gamarra's cross.

Bradley Wright-Phillips made it 2-0 in the 77th minute with a header off Sean Davis' redirection of Vincent Bezecourt's corner.

The Red Bulls came into the match on the heels of Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League win over Club Tijuana.

New York will host the second leg of the quarterfinals on Tuesday, starting with a 2-0 advantage on aggregate.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 FC Dallas 32 +12 57
2 Sporting Kansas City 32 +21 56
3 LAFC 32 +17 56
4 Seattle Sounders FC 32 +13 53
5 Portland Timbers 32 +4 51
6 Real Salt Lake 33 0 49
7 LA Galaxy 32 +1 45
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 32 -14 43
9 Minnesota United FC 32 -19 36
10 Houston Dynamo 32 0 35
11 Colorado Rapids 32 -28 27
12 San Jose Earthquakes 32 -21 20

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlanta United FC 32 +28 66
2 New York Red Bulls 32 +27 65
3 New York City FC 32 +14 53
4 Philadelphia Union 32 +2 50
5 Columbus Crew SC 32 -2 48
6 DC United 32 +8 47
7 Montreal Impact 32 -7 43
8 New England Revolution 33 -7 38
9 Toronto FC 32 -6 33
10 Chicago Fire 32 -12 31
11 Orlando City SC 32 -31 25

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