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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 LAFC 14 +23 31
2 Seattle Sounders FC 13 +8 26
3 Houston Dynamo 11 +8 23
4 LA Galaxy 13 +1 22
5 Minnesota United FC 12 +2 18
6 FC Dallas 13 0 18
7 Real Salt Lake 12 -2 16
8 San Jose Earthquakes 12 -5 14
9 Vancouver Whitecaps 13 -4 13
10 Portland Timbers 11 -8 11
11 Sporting Kansas City 11 0 11
12 Colorado Rapids 12 -13 5

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Philadelphia Union 13 +11 24
2 DC United 14 +5 24
3 Montreal Impact 14 -4 21
4 Atlanta United FC 12 +4 20
5 New York City FC 11 +3 18
6 New York Red Bulls 12 +3 17
7 Toronto FC 12 +2 17
8 Columbus Crew SC 14 -7 16
9 Chicago Fire 13 +3 16
10 Orlando City SC 13 -1 15
11 New England Revolution 14 -17 12
12 FC Cincinnati 13 -12 11