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2020 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Brenden Aaronson (36')
  • Kacper Przybylko (68')
  • Matthew Real (78')

Philadelphia Union smash three past woeful New York Red Bulls

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Brenden Aaronson and Union pummel struggling Red Bulls (1:30)

The Red Bulls get handed a 3-0 loss by Philadelphia two days after firing Chris Armas. Watch MLS on ESPN+. (1:30)

Brenden Aaronson, Kacper Przybylko and Matt Real each scored goals, and Philadelphia's defense didn't allow a shot on target as the visiting Union defeated the reeling New York Red Bulls 3-0 on Sunday in an Eastern Conference matchup at Harrison, N.J.

The victory put Philadelphia back on the winning track after a loss at Columbus on Wednesday.

The Union has won five of their eight regular-season matches (with two draws) since the MLS's restart in July. Philadelphia has beaten the Red Bulls twice in the past 12 days, including a win over New York at home on Aug. 25.

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Aaronson put the Union on top in the 36th minute when he took a centering pass from near the right sideline by Alejandro Bedoya and curled a right-footed shot high inside the left post past Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara for his third goal of the season. Andrew Wooten also was granted an assist for the initial pass on Aaronson's goal.

Przybylko added to the Union's lead in the 68th minute, converting a centering pass from Wooten into an easy goal after a stirring run into the area by Bedoya.

Real capped the scoring 10 minutes later with a blistering right-footer on a pass from Ilsinho after a Red Bulls turnover.

Andrew Blake was credited with the shutout, his fourth in 10 games this season and 34th in his seven-year MLS career, all without needing to make a save.

The Red Bulls have scored just seven goals in 10 matches this year and have found the net only twice in their past seven games. New York has just one win in their past seven outings

New York played its first game with Bradley Carnell as the interim head coach after dismissing manager Chris Armas and assistant coach C.J. Brown on Friday.

The Red Bulls pressed the action early in the second half and had an excellent chance to tie the game in the 60th minute but failed when Tom Barlow's left-footed shot from the center of the box missed wide left.