The New York Red Bulls (1-0-2, five points) aim to stay unbeaten on the young MLS season when they travel to Philadelphia Saturday to face the Union. Game time is 7 p.m., and it will be aired on ESPN2. The 2-1-0 Union are ired with the New England Revolution atop the Eastern Conference standings with six points.
After beginning the season under-manned due to international absences, the Red Bulls will be close to full strength for the second straight match. The team will not be missing any players due to international duty. Defenseman Chris Albright will miss the match while recovering from knee surgery, and backup goalkeeper Greg Sutton is still sidelined with a concussion.
Saturday's game will mark the second for the Red Bulls since the acquisition of midfielder Dwayne De Rosario, who assisted on New York's only goal in a 1-1 tie with the Houston Dynamo. De Rosario came on after halftime a week ago. It will be interesting to see if he is selected for the start this week by coach Hans Backe.