Our prediction for this MLS match:
Philadelphia Union will be aiming to recover from a 3-1 loss to Toronto when they take on New York Red Bulls in the Major League Soccer. The U’s are eyeing their sixth consecutive win at home ground and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Red Bulls. Even though midfielder Jesus Bueno misses out through suspension, home win should be considered as Philadelphia have turned their Subaru Park into a real fortress.
The Metros, meanwhile, failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Inter Miami (0-2) and New England Revolution (0-1) and given their difficulties up front, anything but a routine home win would be a big surprise. As for the visiting team, all Dylan Nealis, Lewis Morgan, Steven Sserwadda, and Serge Ngoma are sidelined with injuries. In their last encounter in the MLS Philadelphia defeated New York Red Bulls thanks to Daniel Gazdag’s goal.
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.