Player of the Matchday

New York Red Bulls' Lewis Morgan named Player of the Matchday 


After scoring a hat trick to fuel the New York Red Bulls' 4-0 win over Inter Miami CF, Lewis Morgan has garnered Player of the Matchday honors for Matchday 6.

The Scottish attacker was dominant from the outset, getting RBNY off to a soaring start by finding the opener just three minutes after kickoff. He completed the hat trick with goals in the 51st and 70th minutes as the Red Bulls claimed the one-sided result at rain-soaked Red Bull Arena.

Morgan formed an unstoppable duo with forward Dante Vanzeir, who assisted on all three of his goals and was also credited with the helper on Wikelman Carmona's 66th-minute tally.

The hat trick continues a red-hot start to the season for the 27-year-old, who was sidelined for much of the 2023 season due to injury. He's now found the net a league-leading five times in RBNY's first five matches of the 2024 season – giving him 26 goals and 16 assists in 98 career MLS games across stints with Inter Miami and RBNY.

It's all part of a strong start for RBNY in their first year under new head coach Sandro Schwarz, posting a 3W-1L-1D record and 10 points – good for third place on the Eastern Conference table in the season's early phases.

RBNY will look to build on that in Matchday 7 when they visit Orlando City SC at Inter&Co Stadium on Saturday (7:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass).

The MLS Player of the Matchday is selected each matchday of the regular season through both media and fan voting in a process conducted by MLS Communications. A panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) comprises 75 percent of the vote, while an X (formerly known as Twitter) fan vote represents the remaining 25 percent of voting. NASR consists of members of print, television, radio, and online media.