Another week yet same story for the New York Red Bulls. Saturday night's match-up with Toronto FC, 7:30 pm ET on Fox Soccer, has the Red Bulls in a familiar place. The Red Bulls hold the final playoff spot by a point over DC United but United still holds a game in hand, making this another essential game for the Red Bulls.
This just may be the game that keeps the Red Bulls in the hunt if recent patterns repeat themselves. Over the last three contest with Toronto the Red Bulls have outscored the Reds by a total of 10-1. Toronto has the worst goal differential in the MLS and is tied for the second most losses in league play, but they come into Saturday nights match with a 3-2-1 record over the last 6. Meanwhile the Red Bull are 2-1-3 over their last 6 giving both teams 7 points over this stretch.
The Red Bulls are 7-4-1 all-time against Toronto with a goal differential of +14 and will need a decisive win to gain the confidence to compete over their last 3 games. After Toronto the Red Bulls have match-ups with Los Angeles, Kansas City, and Philadelphia; which all find themselves currently in the playoffs.
Past 3 Head-to-Head:
- 8/11/10: NYRB 1 Toronto 0
- 8/21/10: Toronto 1 NYRD 4
- 07/06/11: NYRB 5 Toronto 0
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Prediction: Red Bulls 3, Toronto 0
Tune into the game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox Soccer.