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23rd Nov 2015

New York Red Bulls get a taste of their own medicine with this quickfire goal (Video)

Tom Victor

After the season they’ve had, you might expect the New York Red Bulls to be on their toes from kick-off.

The MLS club broke the league’s record for the fastest ever goal in the competition when Mike Grella scored seven seconds into the game against Philadelphia.

But after picking up the Supporters Shield for the best regular season record, the Red Bulls felt what it’s like to be on the receiving end of an early strike when Justin Meram took less than 10 seconds to net against them for Columbus Crew.

After Ethan Finlay was robbed in the box, Iraqi international Meram latched onto the loose ball and slammed it past Luis Robles.

Columbus won the first leg of the Eastern Conference final by two goals to nil, and have one foot in MLS Cup.