New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC for the Major League Soccer championship match on Sunday at the Red Bull Arena.
New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls host New York City in an exciting derby at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls go into this duel after a stunning 3-3 draw with Atlanta United, and New York City is all set to give these local rivals a good show.
After two away games in which Red Bulls achieved only one point, this will be a game the home team wants to win. With twenty-eight points earned, the team fell to 6th on the Eastern Conference standings, and the difference for the Philadelphia Union, the leader of the competition, grew to seven points.
New York Red Bulls performs very reasonably when they play at home, and now may be the best time to return to their winning ways. Florian Valot and Tim Parker probably won’t be able to give their team a helping hand because of an injury.
New York City FC
New York City suffered two straight defeats, ending a fourteen game streak of not losing with nine wins and five draws. In terms of league standings, the MLS loss didn’t had any significant consequences, since the team has twenty-nine points, and is in the playoff qualifying zone occupying the fifth position, but there are still a few games to be played in comparison to their opponents.
Despite the recent defeats, the Domenec Torrent team has been excellent. New York City sees this game as a unique opportunity to get to the top of the table, considering a large number of games they have yet to play. Besides, this team has had good performances when they play away, so the fans expect the team to get a good result. However, this game will be a significant test for what the team can do in the future.
The New York Red Bulls have varied in terms of results throughout the championship, while New York City it’s having a more consistent season. I think it’s going to be a balanced match, but my tendency is going to the outsiders.