New York Red Bulls were able to answer from an early wonder strike from Bojan, but Tom Barlow responded with a brace, and additional goals from Danny Royer and Kaku helped to turn back the Montreal Impact, 4-1 at Red Bull Arena.
Former club captain and club legend Thierry Henry made his return to Harrison now as the head coach of the Montreal Impact, looking for a win at the place he once called home. Unfortunately for him and his desperate side, after being confined to a hotel for eight days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he and his team found no such comfort at Red Bull Arena.
Montreal had started off pretty well just four minutes into the match when Impact forward Bojan took a pass from Victor Wanyama and launched a rocket into the upper left corner of the net, far from the outstretched hands of goalkeeper David Jensen to put the Impact ahead, 1-0
However, the Red Bulls would answer twice courtesy of Tom Barlow. First, he ended his slump by scoring his first of the campaign on a breakaway after taking a great pass from Mandela Egbo that equalized the match. Then just seven minutes later, he would score his second to put the home side ahead, 2-1.
The Red Bulls weren't finished punishing the Impact when in the 56th minute, it would be Danny Royer with his fourth goal of the campaign, taking a fortuitous bounce from a pass from Kaku.
Royer and Kyle Duncan would return the favor to Kaku just a minute later, scoring his second of the season to put the Red Bulls ahead for good, 4-1.
Christian Casseres, Jr, almost scored a fifth goal for New York in the 77th minute, but after further review from VAR, it would be called off after seeing Kaku was correctly called offside after taking a pass from Danny Royer.
Head coach Thierry Henry and the Impact's misery would continue when in the 87th minute as Luis Binks received a red card for a bad tackle made on Omir Fernandez just outside the penalty area. He would miss the next match, severely limiting Henry's options off the bench.