This Saturday the New York Red Bulls host the New England Revolution at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m ET.
Here are the Keys to the Game, presented by TriHonda Dealers:
Protect Home Unbeaten Streak
Although the last home match against Inter Miami CF was postponed, the Red Bulls still hold a five-game home unbeaten streak, in which they’ve outscored their opponents 9-2.
Captain Sean Davis described the Revs as the current best team in the league and maintaining this positive home streak will be a tough challenge, but the Red Bulls have made sure to make RBA feel like a fortress since Head Coach Gerhard Struber’s arrival.
New York will look to close out July with a big win just as they did to start the month with the 1-2 win over Orlando City in Florida.
Increase Number of Shots on Goal
Against D.C. United, New York created four shots, one of which was on goal. The team will need to increase its chances in order to get a positive result against New England.
“In the end, we did not create the chances we want,” Head Coach Gerhard Struber said after the defeat in the nation’s capital. “We did not have the right forward runnings in the right time. We were not ready enough to pick up points today, this is in the end, the answer. It is a bad feeling, we expect more and right now. We lost this game, and I cannot say we deserve more.”
Patryk Klimala scored his first MLS goal against New England, while center-back Andrés Reyes, who has been out with a hamstring injury, has scored twice against Bruce Arena’s team.
The Revs Won First Two Meetings
The first two meetings against the Revs took place at Gillette Stadium, where the home team picked up a 3-2 and 3-1 win. Tajon Buchanan, who’s currently with Canada in the Gold Cup, has scored two goals against New York this season.
Striker Gustavo Bou already has nine goals and three assists this season.
New England won their last three matches, outscoring their opponents 8-1. Two of those matches were away in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale.