This Wednesday the New York Red Bulls head back to Gillette Stadium to play the New England Revolution. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m ET.
Here are the Keys to the Game, presented by TriHonda Dealers:
The Klimala-Fábio Duo Wants More Goals
After the 2-0 win over Nashville SC, Head Coach Gerhard Struber praised Patryk Klimala and Fábio’s performances.
“Yeah, I think for every striker, it's important in the end to score goals,” Struber said about Fábio’s first MLS goal. “I can see today that Patryk and Fábio, they have a good connection together. They make many, many good movements. They are -- I think it's very difficult to manage the game from Nashville. Very interesting, Patryk with his outstanding movements and with his pace, it's not easy to handle.
“And yeah, Fábio it was very good for him to score and this gives him a lot of confidence for the next big games. For the whole team, I think it was a good feeling that our strikers did a very good job in the end. Also they help us with the right goals at the right time.”
Against New England, the duo of Fábio and Klimala will have another opportunity to gel and continue making a positive impact in the team as they continue to adapt to life in MLS.
The Youth Movement Making Itself Felt
After he netted his first goal of the season, there was something special as Kyle Duncan sprinted towards one of the corner kicks flags and close to him were Caden Clark, John Tolkin and Frankie Amaya. The average age of these four is 19.8. On Friday night, the average age of New York’s XI was 22.7.
Without a doubt, the Red Bulls have made their youth movement felt for quite awhile, and as the team keeps adding wins at Red Bull Arena, their confidence will only keep growing this season.
Tolkin has made two consecutive starts in defense in which the Red Bulls scored four goals and conceded once.
With the support and leadership of Sean Davis and Tom Edwards, Clark and Amaya were able to create offensive options in the final third.
The youth movement in RBNY is something to be very excited about in the upcoming weeks.
The Revs On a Four-Game Winning Streak
In their last meeting at Gillette Stadium, the Revs won 3-1 and following that victory, they’ve won two in a row.
They’re currently on a four-game winning streak, with Carles Gil leading the league in assists with seven.
Their recent 3-2 win over NYCFC saw goalkeeper Matt Turner make seven saves.
New England are currently the only team in the Eastern Conference to have won all their home games to start off the 2021 season.