This Thursday the New York Red Bulls will host the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m ET.
Here are the Keys to the Game, presented by TriHonda Dealers:
Build on the Team Effort Showcased in Road Games
Head Coach Gerhard Struber, goalkeeper Carlos Coronel, captain Sean Davis, and striker Patryk Klimala all were included in MLS Team of the Week.
Saturday’s 2-1 win performance over Orlando City SC caught the league’s attention.
Cristian Cásseres Jr. netted his fourth goal of the season, tying his best goalscoring mark since he debuted in MLS in 2019.
Meanwhile Kyle Duncan made seven tackles in an evening that he had to mark Nani.
And Fábio scored his second goal of the season, while Klimala finished the game with two assists.
It was a great team effort that sets up the Red Bulls in position to fight for the top places in the Eastern Conference standings.
Of the 14 Goals Conceded, Only Three Have Been Conceded at RBA
This season New York have made sure to make Red Bull Arena a tough place to visit. After the Week 1 defeat against Sporting Kansas City, New York have won four straight at home and only conceded once. In that four-game winning streak, they have three shutouts.
Coronel will come into RBA after grabbing his first penalty save down in Orlando and will like to pick up his fifth clean sheet of the season.
If we base off their first meeting this season, the match against Philly at RBA will be a must watch.
Philly Are Winless in Last Two Games
Before losing 1-0 to Nashville in their recent game, the Union were on an eight-match unbeaten streak from May 8 to June 26.
In their first meeting, the Union defeated RBNY 1-0 with the lone goal scored by Cory Burke, who won’t be available for this match due to Gold Cup duty with Jamaica.
Jamiro Monteiro currently leads the team in assists with four.
The Red Bulls hold an advantage in the series with a 14-10-5 mark.