Juan Pablo Angel converted a penalty kick in the 67th minute to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 2-1 win over the expansion Philadelphia Union on Saturday in Harrison, N.J.
Angel’s tie-breaking goal was his third of the season, all in the last two games, and franchise-best 48th of his career. Referee Kevin Stott awarded the penalty kick after Union defender Michael Orozco touched Joel Lindpere’s long pass to Angel with his arm in the box.
The Red Bulls have won four of five after winning just five league games all last season. They didn’t get their fourth MLS victory last year until Aug. 30. Philadelphia fell to 1-3.
“It’s phenomenal that we’re getting the results,” Angel said. “But there’s a lot of work to do.”
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