New York Red Bulls II sit 8-2-1 at home with a plus 20 goal differential as they welcome Penn FC to town. It’s safe to say the home side has made MSU Soccer Park a fortress in 2018, scoring four or more goals in six games, all resulting in wins.
“Like I said to the group last time, any time you have a few home games in a row it’s a time to gain points,” head coach John Wolyniec said. “We’re going to have a high standard in that sense. We’re going to look to get as many points as we can and obviously that starts with gathering up wins.”
Wolyniec has his eyes set on another perfect homestand. Last one resulted in three wins, 13 goals and a rise up the Eastern Conference table.
“We’ve been really good at home,” Wolyniec said. “I hope that continues, and obviously I could see us in the fight with Penn in the table, so it’s important for us to keep distance between us and them as we start to head towards the end of the year.”
Second-year midfielder Andrew Tinari sees wins at home necessary in their pursuit of hosting a home playoff game but a clean sheet makes it even better for the whole team.
“We’re at home,” Tinari said. “We want to win every game at home and keep a clean sheet every time we go out.”