RBNY-NE Week 21

New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 21
New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution
Red Bull Arena – Harrison
October 28 – 7:00 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US; on DAZN in Canada

LOCAL TV: NBC Sports Boston, MSG

Longtime nemeses New York Red Bulls and the New England Revolution hope to further secure their playoff hopes when they square off Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena. 

The Red Bulls (7W-8L-5D) are coming off a 2-2 draw against Chicago Fire FC at Soldier Field Saturday night, while the Revolution (7W-5L-8D) also rallied for a road draw, taking a point from Nashville SC Friday night.

This is the second meeting this season with the foes sharing the points in a 1-1 stalemate at Gillette Stadium August 29. That was also the scoreline the last time the teams met at Red Bull Arena, with Gustavo Bou scoring the late equalizer August 17, 2019.

New York Red Bulls

For the third consecutive game, the Red Bulls rallied to earn a draw and for the second straight match, Brian White came up with the leveler in second-half stoppage time as New York extended an unbeaten streak to four matches in a 2-2 draw against the Fire at Solider Field. 

"I think it shows a lot of resilience, never give up, even when we go down," White said after the match. "We fight to the very last whistle and shows that we're able to score two goals [over the last two matches] in the final minute of the game. Unfortunately, it came down to that kind of situation where we want to win these games instead of just tie, but it shows the character of this team to always fight no matter what."

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Patrick Seagrist (D) - groin injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Aaron Long (D)
  • International duty:  None

New England Revolution

The Revs took points from a fourth consecutive road match as Adam Buksa's sensational goal three minutes after Walker Zimmerman broke the scoreless stalemate allowed New England to earn a 1-1 draw with Nashville SC on a rainy Friday night in Music City. Perhaps even more important, influential playmaker Carles Gil came off the bench for a 27-minute shift, first appearance since Achilles surgery in early August. At the time of the surgery, he wasn't expected back on the field for three to five months.

"I feel very happy to have this feeling of being with the team again," Gil said through a translator in the Revs' post-match interview "I've worked very hard for this moment the past two and a half months," adding that the time off the field "had been pretty tough on me, so I'm really glad to be back here." 

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Luis Caicedo (M) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Cristian Penilla (F) - left foot fracture
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Matt Polster (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Red Bulls

  • Red Bulls: 21 wins, 78 goals
  • Revolution: 8 wins, 50 goals
  • 9 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Alan Kelly
  • Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Brian Dunn
  • 4th Official: Luis Arroyo
  • VAR: Chris Penso