HARRISON, NJ (AP) — Andrés Reyes and Cory Burke scored first-half goals to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 2-1 win over CF Montreal on Saturday night.
Reyes put the Red Bulls ahead (3-4-7) in the 23rd minute with his second Major League Soccer goal of the season, scoring unassisted.
Defender Joel Waterman responded six minutes later for Montreal (5-8-0) when he caught a pass from George Campbell and scored for the first time this season to tie the score at 1-1.
The Red Bulls regained the lead in the 38th minute on a Burke goal. Cristian Cásseres Jr. nabbed an assist on Burke’s second goal of the campaign.
The two clubs have alternated wins in the last eight clashes. Montreal beat the Red Bulls 2-0 earlier this season. Montreal beat New York twice in the same season, once, in 2019.
Carlos Coronel saved a shot in the Red Bulls goal. Jonathan Sirois saved four shots for Montreal.
Montreal had just five shots against the Red Bulls, who allowed a league-best 39 this season. Montreal entered the game with an average of 9.8 shots per game – the lowest in the league.
The Red Bulls (3-4-7) have improved to 3-0-1 in all competitions under new coach Troy Lesesne. Waterman’s goal was the first allowed by the Red Bulls since Lesesne replaced Gerhard Struber.
Montreal has lost seven of its last eight on the road, the first six by shutouts.
The Red Bulls travel to face the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Montreal returns home to host Inter Miami on Saturday.