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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 19 +9 38
2 LAFC 19 +13 35
3 Sporting Kansas City 20 +10 33
4 Portland Timbers 17 +4 30
5 Real Salt Lake 20 -8 29
6 LA Galaxy 19 +4 28
7 Houston Dynamo 18 +10 26
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 20 -10 26
9 Minnesota United FC 20 -11 25
10 Seattle Sounders FC 18 -7 17
11 Colorado Rapids 19 -10 16
12 San Jose Earthquakes 19 -10 12

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlanta United FC 21 +19 41
2 New York City FC 20 +16 40
3 New York Red Bulls 18 +18 35
4 Columbus Crew SC 21 -1 30
5 New England Revolution 20 +3 28
6 Montreal Impact 21 -9 27
7 Philadelphia Union 19 -5 24
8 Chicago Fire 21 -8 23
9 Orlando City SC 19 -15 22
10 Toronto FC 19 -8 16
11 DC United 15 -4 14

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