MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - New York Red Bulls
The home side has won this fixture every time, but an undermanned defense and sputtering offense for Philly might test that statistic.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): Harrison; Williams, Califf, Valdes, Gaddis; Daniel, Carroll, Gomez, Adu; Pajoy, Herdling.
OUT: MF Roger Torres (L knee surgery recovery); FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion); GK Zac MacMath (concussion symptoms)
DOUBTFUL: DF Chris Albright (L big toe sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Danny Califf (L hamstring strain)
PROBABLE: DF Gabriel Farfan (L hamstring strain)
|New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Meara; Barklage, Holgersson, Ruthven, Lade; Ballouchy, McCarty, Lindpere, Solli; Richards, Cooper.
OUT: FW Jose Angulo (R knee sprain); FW Thierry Henry (R hamstring strain); DF Stephen Keel (back strain); DF Wilman Conde (L groin strain); MF Teemu Tainio (R knee sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- In the four all-time meetings, the home side has won every time. The last encounter, in October 2011, sealed a playoff appearance for New York.
- The Union have seven points from eight games, second worst in the East and well behind New York, 19 points from 10 games and second best in the East.
- Philly's pathetic tally of five goals scored in 2012 (tied for worst in the league) is dwarfed by New York's 20. Kenny Cooper and Thierry Henry alone have combined for 17.
- Juan Agudelo returned from a knee injury to appear as a substitute in the 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy, his first appearance since the season opener. That game also marked Ryan Meara's third straight shutout. The rookie leads MLS with 37 saves.
- Gabriel Farfan is suspended for this game. The 23-year-old started a midweek friendly against Schalke 04, which Philly won 2-1.
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Top 3 Predictions
Philadelphia Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls
- 33.33 %
Philadelphia Union 1-2 New York Red Bulls
- 16.67 %
Philadelphia Union 2-1 New York Red Bulls
- 11.11 %
|Major League Soccer (MLS)||2013-08-17||New York Red Bulls 0 - Philadelphia Union 0|
|Major League Soccer (MLS)||2013-06-23||Philadelphia Union 3 - New York Red Bulls 0|
|Major League Soccer (MLS)||2013-03-30||New York Red Bulls 2 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|Major League Soccer (MLS)||2012-10-27||Philadelphia Union 0 - New York Red Bulls 3|
|Major League Soccer (MLS)||2012-07-21||New York Red Bulls 2 - Philadelphia Union 0|
|2013-10-26||Philadelphia Union 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2||MLS|
|2013-10-19||Montreal Impact 2 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|2013-10-12||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|2013-10-05||Philadelphia Union 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|2013-09-27||Sporting Kansas City 0 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|3||Carlos Enrique Valdes||Defender|
|-||Jan Gunnar Solli||Midfielder|
|-||Jhonny Alexandre Arteaga||Striker|
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