Our prediction for this MLS match:
Charlotte and New York Red Bulls face each other at Bank of America in what is expected to be a close MLS game. Charlotte did well to record their first win of the season at the weekend, with the team beating Orlando City on the road, and, no doubt, the triumph gave them a confidence boost. Keep in mind, though, that all Vinicius Mello, Kristijan Kahlina, Guzman Corujo, and Adam Armour remain in the recovery room.
The Metros aim to build on a 2-1 win over Columbus Crew, but beating Charlotte on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that both teams should be happy with one point from the match. All Lewis Morgan, Serge Ngoma, and Dru Yearwood are out of contention with injuries for the visiting side, while new signing Dante Vanzeir should be recalled to the starting XI after opening his goal-scoring account at the weekend.
Highlighted Team (New York Red Bulls):
New York Red Bulls is the first club from New York City to join Major League Soccer. In 2006 the club was sold to Red Bull GmbH and, as a result, they are nicknamed the Red Bulls. New York welcome their rivals at Red Bull Arena and the team’s home colors are white and red.
On the other hand, the Red Bulls wear dark blue shirts and yellow shorts on the road. In 2008 New York Red Bulls made it to the MLS Cup final, but they were not capable of matching Columbus Crew (1-3) in the Home Depot Center clash. A number of top-class footballers were part of the team in the past, but former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry is the synonym of the club.
Henry scored 51 goals in 122 league games for New York Red Bulls from 2010 to 2014 and it has to be noted that he scored his first MLS hat-trick in a 5-2 victory over Montreal Impact on March 31, 2012. The likes of Youri Djorkaeff, Lothar Matthaus, Roberto Donadoni, Rafael Marquez, Juninho and Tim Cahill played for the club in the past as well.