The New York Red Bulls head to Philadelphia to visit the Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park this Saturday evening. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m ET.
Here are the Keys to the Game, presented by TriHonda Dealers:
Build on Positive Defensive Performances
The Red Bulls will arrive at Saturday's fixture after back-to-back shutouts. Goalkeeper Carlos Coronel leads the league with two clean sheets.
After the 2-0 win over Toronto FC, Head Coach Gerhard Struber highlighted Kyly Duncan’s contributions in the team’s last two wins.
“Yeah, I think Kyle is a very, very good player. He can, especially with his speed, with his movements and with his big endurance he can run 90 minutes and more and he is also a very good player in the last third,” said Struber. “He has very good starts and his data speaks absolutely for him at the moment, and also what I can see from him in the last two games. I think we work in a very good direction with him and he shows me that he is very helpful at the moment and hopefully also in the next necessary weeks.”
Captain Sean Davis currently leads the league in tackles won. Carrying this positive momentum will help RBNY as they look to build on their current positive run.
Work to Get Fábio on the Score Sheet
The Brazilian striker currently leads the league in assists with four. His efforts have greatly helped the team in getting the wins over Chicago and Toronto.
According to Opta, Fábio has had two shots blocked and one hit the woodwork.
Getting Fábio on the score sheet will be huge for the team as it will give the team’s no. 9 more confidence moving forward.
The Union Will Deal with a Midweek Game
Recently, the Union eliminated Atlanta United FC in Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League play with an aggregate of 4-1.
In SCCL play, Kacper Przybyłko has tallied five goals. On Wednesday night, Przybyłko scored his first goal of the 2021 MLS season.
Just as RBNY, the Union achieved their first win of the MLS season against the Chicago Fire FC.
The Union drew 1-1 against the Revs on Wednesday night.