Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella scored and Dax MrCarty had two assists in the New York Red Bulls' 2-0 victory over expansion Orlando City on Saturday night.
The Red Bulls have won four of their last five MLS matches to improve to 8-6-5.
Kljestan scored in the 21st minute on a 25-yard shot, and Grella connected in stoppage time. Grella has five goals this season, and Kljestan has three.
Luis Robles made four saves for his fifth shutout of the season and 24th overall.
Orlando City dropped to 6-8-6. The Lions played with 10 men for nearly 60 minutes after Cyle Larin was shown a red card for fighting in the 32nd minute.
A crowd of 33,518 attended the game at the Citrus Bowl.