Midweek MLS provided plenty to talk about on Wednesday, with two red cards and a golazo in one match alone.
The two main talking points from the New York Red Bulls’ 2-1 win over DC United weren’t really part of what led the victors to three points.
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How? Well, one of the world’s marquee names earned a red card via VAR and a returning star scores an absolute stunner, that’s how.
Here’s Ola Kamara’s debut marker for the Black-and-Red, adding to a record which included 49 goals in 97 matches between Columbus and the LA Galaxy before moving to the Chinese Super League for a wildly disappointing time with Shenzhen FC.
All of that is forgotten.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 22, 2019
As for the Rooney incident, the Red Bulls already led 1-0 when DC’s star striker went forearm shiver on Cristian Casseres Jr.
It’s the second red of the season for Rooney, who is set for Derby County in January.
Amro Tarek was later sent off for the Red Bulls, who moved ahead of DC in the standings. Kaku and Daniel Royer had RBNY’s goals.
Following Video Review, Wayne Rooney is issued a red card.
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) August 22, 2019