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New York Red Bulls make MLS history in Tijuana

New York Red Bulls v Atlanta United FC

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 05: Forward Bradley Wright-Phillips #99 of the New York Red Bulls celebrates with head coach Jesse Marsch after the game against Atlanta United at Bobby Dodd Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

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On Tuesday the New York Red Bulls became the first team from Major League Soccer to ever win a CONCACAF Champions League knockout game on the road in Mexico.

MLS’ record away from home against Liga MX teams before last night was an ugly 0-25-5, but the Red Bulls now have one foot in the final four as they’ve taken command of their CCL quarterfinal tie.

[ MORE: CCL quarterfinal preview ]

A goal in each half from Bradley Wright-Phillips did the trick for Jesse Marsch’s side as the Red Bulls take a 2-0 lead back to Red Bull Arena with them for the second leg on March 13.

Club Tijuana were thwarted on several occasions by the excellent NYRB goalkeeper Luis Robles, the newly-installed team captain, as the Xolos have it all to do if they’re going to make the final four of the CCL.

Below is a look at the goals from BWP on a historic night for MLS as it continues to try and end Liga MX’s dominance in this competition.

On Wednesday Toronto FC host UANL Tigres in their quarterfinal first leg, while Seattle host Chivas Guadalajara.


Wright-Phillips put them 1-0 up

Then BWP added a second in typically clinical fashion

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