After a lengthy hiatus, the Red Bulls return to action on Saturday with a home game against the Columbus Crew. New York had a two week break while FIFA held a round of qualifying matches around the world, but things resume against a Crew team that is just inside the top five in points in the Eastern Conference. The one week break came at a good time for New York, according to Hans Backe:
"I think the break came perfect because we had been on the road, tough games," Head Coach Hans Backe said. "Mentally wise I think it was very good to get this break."
This will be the final game of the season against Columbus. The first match resulted in a 4-1 win for the Red Bulls back in April, but this one comes during a crucial final 7-game stretch to wrap the season.
Match time: 7 p.m. ET
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