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Robles has 4th shutout as Red Bulls top Crew 2-0

April 23, 2017
New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick against the Columbus Crew during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick against the Columbus Crew during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Luis Robles had two saves to earn his fourth shutout and Alex Muyl scored early to spark the New York Red Bulls to a 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night, leaving the teams tied atop the Eastern Conference standings.

The Red Bulls (4-3-1) are unbeaten in their last 18 regular-season home games, 15 of them wins and 12 shutouts, including four straight.

Robles went outside his box and met a streaking Justin Meram of Columbus (4-3-1), taking the shot off his face, with the ball deflecting out of play in the 38th minute. Early in the second half, Ola Kamara had a close-in shot that deflected off a defender’s foot but Robles was there to snatch the ball away.

Muyl’s second goal of the season, in the 11th minute came was he bodied down a centering pass from Kemar Lawrence and tapped it home as Zach Steffen fell trying to change directions. Daniel Royer scored on a penalty kick in the 38th minute.

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