Saturday night the New England-Boston/New York rivalry lives on through the New England Revolution and the New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls stand just outside the 8th and final position for the MLS playoffs, with only 9 games remaining, and desperately need a win in New England to have any chance to reach the postseason. New England on the other hand has been virtually eliminated from the playoffs for a while, but now get to play spoiler against their geographical rival.
The Red Bulls look to end their 6 match winless streak, in which they have lost 3 and tied 3, and give themselves a fighting chance to sneak under four teams who are ahead of them in terms of points per game (Kansas City, Houston, Real Salt Lake, and Chivas).
Going into Saturday's game New England also has a five game winless streak of their own and the two teams have played each other to three straight decisions. Also worth noting is the Revolution haven't won at home since May 14th while the Red Bulls haven't won on the road since April 21st. Saturday night something has to give. Despite the fact I expect the Red Bulls to pull off a victory tonight is it to little to late or can the Red Bulls start a magical run to the playoffs tonight in New England?
Last 3 Head to Head:
- Revolution 3 NYRB 2
- 10/21/10 NYRB 2 Revolution 0
- 6/10/11 NYRB 2 Revolution 1
Red Bulls Top Scorers:
- Thierry Henry- 12
- Shalrie Joseph- 7
- Rajko Lekic- 4
- Benny Feilhaber- 2
- Chris Tierney- 2
Prediction: Revolution 1, Red Bulls 3
Tune into the game at 7:30 p.m. ET on MSG.