Competition: Major League Soccer – New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution
Venue: Red Bull Arena – Sunday, August 28 – 14:30 ET (19:30 BST)
Match Odds: NY Red Bulls 4/7 – Draw 3/1 – Montreal 4/1
Jesse Marsch’s side have been in strong form and are unbeaten in their last eight regular season games, they will be feeling confident of extending that run here.
Red Bulls come into this one off the back of their disappointing 2-2 draw away at DC. Although the game was disrupted early on due to the weather, NYRB had gone on to lead 2-0, but threw three points away to a DC side who showed great spirit to turn things around.
New York are six points off top spot in the East and will be looking to finish the season in the highest position possible. They have eight regular season games remaining and if they carry on this unbeaten run they have a great chance of topping the East.
New England Revolution are having a season to forget, but they still have plenty of games ahead of them to push their way above the red line. They’re currently sitting 8th, two points behind the top six.
Jay Heaps will be eager for his side to end their five game winless run here but will know how tough this tie is going to be.
The Revs drew their last outing 0-0 away at San Jose, that result ended a four game losing streak. They now need to build upon that and take a positive result in this one.
New England haven’t won in their last six attempts on the road and face a Red Bulls side who are proving to be tough to beat at home.
New York Red Bulls are without four through injury ahead of the game as Gideon Baah, Dax McCarty, Connor Lade and Damien Perrinelle all remain out.
New England Revolution could be without as many as six for this tie as Xavier Kouassi, Jordan McCrary, Je-Vaughn Watson, Jose Goncalves are out, while Femi Hollinger-Janzen and Donnie Smith are both doubts.
New York Red Bulls’ last five: W/D/D/W/D
New England Revolution’s last five: L/L/L/L/D
Key Stat: New York Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last nine Major League Soccer home outings, winning eight.
Key Player: Bradley Wright-Phillips – The Red Bulls’ frontman has netted 15 goals so far this season and has four in his last two home appearances.
New York Red Bulls 3-1 New England Revolution – Given the form of these two sides it is difficult to see anything other than a win for Red Bulls. New England have struggled for large parts of the regular season and although they ended their losing run last time out it looks set to be another tough one to take for their fans.