Major League Soccer

Red Bulls roll past NYCFC 4-0 in NY Derby

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Alejandro Romero "Kaku" Gamarra had a goal and two assists to help the New York Red Bulls dominate crosstown rival New York City FC 4-0 in the NY Derby on Saturday.

The Red Bulls (5-3-0) opened the scoring in the second minute when an outstretched Sean Johnson deflected Bradley Wright-Phillips' shot into Kaku's path for a putback.

Two minutes later, Kaku sent a through ball to Florian Valot, who punched it through with a deflection off defender Alexander Callens.

Wright-Phillips headed home Kaku's cross in the 35th minute to make it 3-0, and Derrick Etienne Jr. capped the scoring in the 79th by beating Johnson to Valot's pass and rounding the keeper for an open-net finish.

NYCFC (6-2-2) lost their second in three games.

Updated May 5, 2018

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