New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls | MLS Match Preview
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION vs. NEW YORK RED BULLS
GILLETTE STADIUM, Foxborough, Mass.
September 16, 2015 (WEEK 29, MLS Game #285)
7:30 p.m. ET (MLS LIVE, CSN-NE, MSG)
A mouthwatering clash for the top spot in the Eastern Conference highlights the midweek matches when the New England Revolution play host to the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday evening. The teams are separated by just two points, with the Red Bulls holding a share of first place in the conference, which the Revs can claim with a victory. It’s also a meeting of two of the hottest teams in MLS: The Revolution extended their winning streak to five games with a win Sunday at Toronto FC, while the Red Bulls won a ninth in the last 12 in a comeback win Friday vs. Chicago.
REFEREE: Ismail Elfath. AR1 (bench): Kermit Quisenberry; AR2 (opposite): Scott Kachmarik; 4th: Alan Kelly
Elfath MLS Career: 57 games; FC/gm: 24.9; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 15; pens: 17
SUSPENDED: NE: Jermaine Jones (caution accumulation; through Sept. 16)
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: NE: London Woodberry … NY: Dax McCarty, Connor Lade
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: NE: Juan Agudelo, Teal Bunbury, Andrew Farrell, Jose Goncalves, Lee Nguyen, Scott Caldwell, Chris Tierney … NY: Sacha Kljestan, Felipe Martins, Chris Duvall, Mike Grella, Lloyd Sam, Matt Miazga
DISABLED LIST: NE: Darrius Barnes
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (65 regular-season meetings): Red Bulls 23 wins (2 shootout), 110 goals … Revolution 27 wins (3 shootout), 109 goals … Ties 15
AT NEW ENGLAND (31 regular-season meetings): Revolution 19 wins (1 shootout), 61 goals … Red Bulls 5 wins (2 shootout), 38 goals … Ties 7
5/2: NE 2, NY 1 (Davies 9; Bunbury 60 – Kljestan 73)
7/11: NY 4, NE 1 (B. Wright-Phillips 4, 12; Sam 9; Wallace 56 – Dorman 37)
- The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored a pair of goals and set up another as the Red Bulls rolled to a 4-1 win July 11 at Red Bull Arena. Charlie Davies and Teal Bunbury netted goals for the Revolution in their 2-1 win, May 2 at Gillette Stadium.
- The Revolution defeated the Red Bulls 2-1 at Red Bull Arena in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship a year ago, their first win of any sort in New Jersey since 2007, ending a 10-game winless streak there in all competitions.
- When the Red Bulls won 2-0 in Foxborough last year, it was the first for New York in New England since 2002. The Revolution had won 13 of 19 meetings in league and MLS Cup play since that previous New York win.
Jay Heaps vs. NY: P10 W2 L5 D3
Jesse Marsch vs. NE: P5 W3 L2 D0