The New York Red Bulls managed to pick up their first points of the season in a thrilling clash with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night, winning 4-3 at Red Bull Arena much to the delight of the home fans.
The Dynamo came into the game in excellent early form and threatened Luis Robles’ goal throughout. They twice led the contest but were eventually beaten by a resilient Red Bulls team.
Will Bruin netted twice for Houston, with Alex scoring the Dynamo’s other goal. But it was New York’s Felipe Martins who stole the headlines as he netted two fine late goals to seal all three points.
Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella netted New York’s first two of the evening. But Felipe’s excellence made the difference in the end. He drew the Red Bulls level in the 77th minute with a curling strike from distance and then went one better with a stunning free-kick six minutes later.
Check out exclusive photos from the game below, courtesy of MLSGB photographer Ashley Marshall.