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  • October 20, 2011
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MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Philadelphia Union

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Philadelphia Union

Andy Marlin

A win or a draw, and the Red Bulls are guaranteed a spot in the MLS Playoffs


PROBABLE LINEUPS
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Rost; Solli, Keel, Ream, Miller; Lindpere, Tainio, Marquez, Richards; Agudelo, Rodgers

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Chris Albright (R calf strain); MF Sacir Hot (R knee surgery); MF Carl Robinson (R knee contusion); DF Mike Jones (R knee MCL sprain)

Philadelphia Union (4-1-2-1-2): Mondragon; G. Farfan, Valdes, Califf, Williams; Carroll, Mapp, M. Farfan, Adu; Le Toux, Paunovic.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Thorne Holder (concussion); FW Levi Houapeu (L ankle strain); FW Veljko Paunovic (R hamstring strain)

DOUBTFUL: DF Joe Tait (R ankle sprain)

PROBABLE: GK Zac MacMath (L ankle sprain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • In the last meeting between these two teams, Philadelphia won the match 1-0, thanks in large part to Red Bulls defender Tim Ream whose terrible back pass was picked off by Danny Mwanga and put away by Union midfielder Roger Torres.

  • New York registered 51 points from 30 matches last season, compared to 43 from 33 matches this campaign.
  • With their 1-1 draw against Toronto FC last weekend, the Philadelphia Union clinched a spot in the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. This is the club's second season in MLS.
  • Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon made his return to the lineup against Toronto after missing seven matches with a finger injury.
  • Red Bulls leading scorer Thierry Henry will miss the match following his red card in his team's 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City last weekend.
  • New York has scored 49 goals this season, a number that is tied for most in the Eastern Conference with Sporting Kansas City and D.C. United and is second overall in the league after the Seattle Sounders.
  • Philadelphia hasn't lost a match since Sept. 7, a streak of eight games (3-0-5 in that time).
  • In last year's visit to Red Bull Arena, Philadelphia lost the match 2-1. In the reverse fixture later in the season, the Union prevailed 2-1 at PPL Park.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Frank RostGoalkeeper
5Tim ReamDefender
4Rafa MárquezDefender
7R. MillerDefender
22Stephen KeelDefender
-Jan Gunnar SolliMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
28Teemu TainioMidfielder
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
-Dane RichardsStriker
19Luke RodgersStriker
23Bouna CoundoulGoalkeeper
4Carlos MendesDefender
-Stéphane AuvrayMidfielder
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
-Matt KasselMidfielder
-Corey HertzogStriker
16J. AgudeloStriker
1F. MondragónGoalkeeper
-Carlos Enrique ValdesDefender
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
27Zach PfefferMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
21Justin MappMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
15Stefani MiglioranziMidfielder
20Roger TorresMidfielder
30Freddy AduStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
9Jack McInerneyStriker
-Kyle NakazawaMidfielder

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