What to Watch for When the Red Bulls Face the New England Revolution (Saturday, 7:00 PM, MSG+)
Let's take a closer look at a few storylines that await the Red Bulls when they take on the Revolution Saturday at 7:00 PM (watch on MSG+):
Can the Red Bulls close out the two-match homestand with a win?
Chances were there against Sporting KC but the goals just didn’t come, as the Red Bulls fell 1-0 at Red Bull Arena. The return to home turf was highly sought after by the team after it started five of the first seven matches on the road. Now, after watching their early-season home record slip to 1-1-1, will the Red Bulls close out the short run, and third match in eight days, with a win at RBA?
Who will fill Juninho’s shoes in the midfield?
With Brazilian midfielder Juninho serving a one-game suspension after he was shown a red card in Wednesday’s match, who will head coach Mike Petke turn to in the midfield?
Can New York crack New England’s stingy back line?
New England may not score many goals, but they don’t give up many either. Although the club has scored only one goal this season, the tightly-knit defense has kept the Revolution afloat in the Eastern Conference standings. The 1-2-2 club may not look dangerous on paper, but two out of the last three matches have warranted a point after holding opponents to just one goal over the last three games.
Will Jamison Olave be good to go for Saturday?
Just as the Red Bulls got back Fabian Espindola and Thierry Henry from the list of injuries, Jamison Olave was the latest to go down when he left Wednesday’s match against Sporting KC with a left knee injury in the 33rd minute. The good news is the team doesn’t think the injury is all that serious. The better news is the club’s MRI is precautionary, just to ensure that optimistic assumption is a factual one. But until those results are in, Olave’s presence on the pitch will remain up in the air.