Major League Soccer: New York Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union
Red Bull Arena – Saturday, May 26th 2018 – 19:00 ET (00:00 BST)
UK TV Coverage – Live on Sky Sports Football
New York Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union: Preview
Saturday evening sees New York Red Bulls welcome Philadelphia Union to Red Bull Arena. The Eastern Conference rivals are separated by seven points ahead of the tie.
It’s been a very good run of form for the home side. They have won four on the bounce, coming into the game off the back of their 3-1 away win against Atlanta.
That win last time out was made all the more impressive as Jesse Marsch’s side came back from 1-0 to take all three points back to New York. More of the same will be expected from the Red Bulls faithful here.
Heel Clicks = Happiness 😁 pic.twitter.com/IoMQ52WnAt
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) May 21, 2018
Philadelphia Union have bounced back. They have won their last two after losing two on the bounce and now is the time for them to find some consistency.
A 4-1 win last time out against RSL was exactly the kind of performance the Union needed to produce having previously won 2-0 against Montreal.
If history is anything to go by, Philadelphia fans can expect a difficult game with a slim chance of taking anything away with them – managing just one win in the all-time series on the road.
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) May 20, 2018
New York Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union: Team News
New York Red Bulls
❌ Suspensions: None.
❓ Doubts: Marc Rzatkowski (calf injury), Kemar Lawrence (head injury) and Tyler Adams (knee).
🌏 International Duty: Fidel Escobar and Derrick Etienne Jr.
🚑 Out: Kyle Duncan (torn right ACL) and Luis Robles (knee injury).
❌ Suspensions: None.
❓ Doubts: None.
🌏 International Duty: None.
🚑 Out: Richie Marquez (sports hernia surgery) and Joshua Yaro (concussion).
New York Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union: Key Stats
New York Red Bulls’ MLS form: L/W/W/W/W
Philadelphia Union’s MLS form: W/L/L/W/W
Key stat: Philadelphia Union have won just once away at New York Red Bulls in the all-time series.
New York Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union: Prediction
New York Red Bulls 2-1 Philadelphia Union: Despite winning three of their last five, Philadelphia Union have struggled to make much of an impact away against New York Red Bulls. Jesse Marsch will be expecting his side to continue their winning streak but will be more than aware of the threat the Union pose.