NY Red Bulls win seven-goal thriller behind Felipe Martins' stunning brace
If you didn't tune in to the New York Red Bulls' clash with the Houston Dynamo, you seriously missed out. And if you like goals, you're in for a treat.
After succumbing to a surprise 0-2 start to the season, last year's Supporters' Shield winners returned to Red Bull Arena in search of their first win, and boy was it special.
Fresh off a 5-0 spanking of in-state rivals FC Dallas, Will Bruin scored two goals in six minutes in the first half to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-1 advantage. They held the lead into halftime, putting Houston halfway to another vital three points. Only Jesse Marsch's high-octane attack had other ideas.
Mike Grella's industrious play paid dividends just past the hour mark as the Duke product leveled the match at two apiece before ex-Chicago Fire midfielder Alex turned up at the other end with a low, driven effort two minutes later to help the Dynamo restore their lead.
What ensued, however, was a Brazilian masterclass from Felipe Martins.
What a 'beaut, indeed.
His second, though.
Take a bow, son!
Oh, and, lest we forget arguably the most impressive play of the night: A goal-saving challenge from Sal Zizzo.
You earned this one, Red Bulls.