New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls | 2016 MLS Match Preview
NEW YORK CITY FC vs. NEW YORK RED BULLS
YANKEE STADIUM, Bronx, New York | TICKETS
July 3, 2016 (Week 17, MLS Game #167)
12 p.m. ET (ESPN in USA; MLS LIVE in Canada)
The 7-0 result in their most recent meeting in May looms large as NYCFC seek to avenge the New York Red Bulls for one of the heaviest defeats in MLS history.
But it's not just about revenge: There are important implications in the Eastern Conference standings. A win would see NYCFC vault into sole possession of the top spot in the East, while the Red Bulls can catch the Philadelphia Union at No. 1 with a win.
- NYCFC have won their last two league matches, including a 2-0 road win in Seattle last weekend. Frank Lampard scored for a second consecutive game as New York City FC extended their road undefeated streak to four matches.
- The Red Bulls, meanwhile are facing their fourth road match in a row. They came away with a single point from trips to Salt Lake and Columbus in league play. And then on Wednesday, despite taking a lead in a US Open Cup Round of 16 match in Philadelphia, RBNY watched the Union overturn the result to knock them out of the tournament.
- The teams are meeting for the second time this season. The Red Bulls defeated NYCFC 7-0 on May 21 at Yankee Stadium to take the first #NYDerby, the victory matching the largest margin of victory in MLS history – all of which were achieved by teams playing on the road. The seven goals scored by the Red Bulls were also the most in a single game in the club’s 21-year history, tied for the second-most goals ever scored by one team in an MLS game.
- The teams have met four times, and the Red Bulls have won all four, twice at each ground, now with a 14-2 goal differential in the series. Wright-Phillips has owned the rivalry, scoring in each match, netting six goals in all, including two in the first game this year.
GET READY FOR THE BIG GAME:
- RBNY's Marsch: The players are angry ahead of derby
- NYCFC's Vieira compares #NYderby to Manchester rivalry
- Red Bulls' Grella was once a trialist ... for NYCFC!
- Press for Success: The Red Bulls have mastered high-pressure game
- NYCFC not about to change tactics because of 7-0 loss
- MLS Insider: Red Bulls ironman Luis Robles
- Grelladinho: Top skills and highlights featuring Mike Grella
- Could NYCFC's Jack Harrison have a breakout game? | Analyst's Den
- WATCH: Who will be the one true king of NYC?
- After the 7-0, the next #NYDerby is a really big deal
- VIDEO: Best tifos from New York derbies
- Lampard, on Sunday's #NYDerby: "We're not seven goals worse than them"
- NYCFC's Harrison is "open" to playing for the USMNT
- Exclusive Access: Lampard's long road back from injury
- Robles expects NYCFC to come out full force
- David Villa and Jason Hernandez featured in The Movement
- 4th of July: Pirlo posts BBQ photo like a "real American boy"
- Rosano: Moving Poku was best for everyone
- Vieira says Poku sale was a transfer based on soccer
- Is New York red or blue? Fans speak out
REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. AR1 (bench): Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): James Conlee; 4th: Geoff Gamble
Grajeda's MLS Career: 130 games; fouls called per game: 24.0; yellow cards per game: 3.4; total red cards: 22; total penalty kicks awarded: 23
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: NYC: Federico Bravo ... NYR: Aurelien Collin
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: NYC -- Josh Saunders, David Villa, R.J. Allen, Ronald Matarrita ... NYR -- Mike Grella, Ronald Zubar, Connor Lade
DISABLED LIST: NYR -- Kemar Lawrence
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (4 meetings): NYCFC -- 0 wins, 2 goals ... Red Bulls -- 4 wins, 14 goals ... Ties 0
AT YANKEE STADIUM (2 meetings): NYCFC 0 wins, 1 goal ... Red Bulls 2 wins, 10 goals ... Ties 0
FUTURE MATCH: July 24 -- New York Red Bulls vs. New York City FC, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
COACHES RECORD: Jesse Marsch vs. NYC: P4 W4 L0 T0 ... Patrick Vieira vs. NYR: P1 W0 L1 T0