The New York Red Bulls head to Massachusetts to visit the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium this Saturday evening. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m ET.
Here are the Keys to the Game, presented by TriHonda Dealers:
Avoid Conceding Early
In their two away games from Red Bull Arena, New York conceded goals early on in the match. Against Philly, they conceded in the 9th minute, while in Los Angeles against the Galaxy, they also conceded in the 9th minute.
Against the Revs, who have won all their home games this season, the Red Bulls can’t afford to concede a goal early on.
Polish striker Adam Buksa is their leading goalscorer with two goals, while Gustavo Bou, who last season netted three goals in the playoffs and five in the regular season, has only scored once this year.
Staying solid defensively will be a priority as the Red Bulls make their third away trip of 2021.
Partnership of Patryk Klimala and Fábio Needs More Minutes to Gel
It took very little for Klimala and Fábio to look for each other as New York worked tirelessly in the second half to level things up against the Union.
The partnership of Klimala and Fábio is one that still needs more minutes to gel, but all the first signs have been encouraging.
With only 45 minutes on the field, Klimala created several big chances from the right flank, winning two of his three dribble attempts.
With Six Games Played, the Revs Sit Atop Eastern Conference
This season, New England have defeated Atlanta United FC, D.C. United and Columbus SC at Gillette Stadium. All wins have been by a one-goal difference.
The start of the new season has been volatile, so much that a win against the Revs will put RBNY just two points off the Revs.
Without a doubt, Saturday’s game will be one not to miss.