MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - New England Revolution
The Red Bulls have been off and on this season, but New England has had trouble scoring, despite boasting the league's stingiest defense.
By Keith Hickey
|New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Barklage, Olave, Holgersson, Pearce; Alexander, McCarty, Cahill, Steele; Henry, Espindola.
OUT: Ryan Meara (hip surgery recovery)
QUESIONABLE: Tim Cahill (L calf injury), Fabian Espindola (L hamstring Injury), Thierry Henry (L MCL Sprain), Connor Lade (heel injury), Peguy Luyindula (L hamstring injury)
|New England Revolution (4-4-1-1): Reis; Farrell, Soares, Goncalves, Tierney; Nguyen, Cisse, Simms, Smith; Toja; Bengtson.
OUT: Kevin Alston (illness) - DL, Chad Barrett (L hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Matt Reis (L knee inflamation), Saer Sene (L ACL tear), Juan Toja (L knee irritation)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- New England has scored just one goal this season, the fewest of any team in MLS. It also has the stingiest defense, having allowed just two.
- Despite the lack of goals, New England has collected five points from as many games, good enough to be off the bottom of the Eastern Conference in eighth place.
- This will be New York's third game in the space of a week. The Red Bulls beat D.C. United at RFK on Saturday before losing at home to Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday.
- Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry has taken 32 shots so far this season, more than any other player in MLS.
- New York midfielder Juninho will be suspended for this match after picking up a red card against Sporting Kansas City for deliberately kicking a dead ball at opposing goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen.
Top 3 Predictions
New York Red Bulls 3-1 New England Revolution
- 21.05 %
New York Red Bulls 2-1 New England Revolution
- 21.05 %
New York Red Bulls 2-0 New England Revolution
- 21.05 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 5, 2013||New York Red Bulls 2 - New England Revolution 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 11, 2013||New England Revolution 1 - New York Red Bulls 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 20, 2013||New York Red Bulls 4 - New England Revolution 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 22, 2012||New England Revolution 1 - New York Red Bulls 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 8, 2012||New England Revolution 2 - New York Red Bulls 0|
|New York Red Bulls|
|Mar 8, 2014||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 - New York Red Bulls 1||MLS|
|Nov 6, 2013||New York Red Bulls 1 - Houston Dynamo 2||MLS|
|Nov 3, 2013||Houston Dynamo 2 - New York Red Bulls 2||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||New York Red Bulls 5 - Chicago Fire 2||MLS|
|Oct 20, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - New York Red Bulls 3||MLS|
|New England Revolution|
|Mar 8, 2014||Houston Dynamo 4 - New England Revolution 0||MLS|
|Nov 6, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 3 - New England Revolution 1||MLS|
|Nov 2, 2013||New England Revolution 2 - Sporting Kansas City 1||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||Columbus Crew 0 - New England Revolution 1||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||New England Revolution 3 - Columbus Crew 2||MLS|
|8||Juan Carlos Toja||Midfielder|
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