Perhaps playing a day after Independence Day might change the Red Bulls’ fortunes of playing on Fourth of July.

It has become a holiday tradition in which the Red Bulls would rather not be associated.

They just don’t do well when it they play on the United States’ birthday. In fact, their results are just plain awful. In 14 games over the previous 21 Major League Soccer seasons, the Red Bulls are 1-10-3.

On Wednesday night, July 5 the Red Bulls will get a reprieve from playing on the Fourth when they visit the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Whether they can produce a W rather than a T or a L remains to be seen.

A quick look at the Red Bulls/MetroStars’ July 4 record:

* 1996 — 2-1 loss at the Colorado Rapids

* 1997 — 1-0 defeat at the Tampa Bay Mutiny

* 1998 — 1-0 setback at the Rapids

* 1999 — 3-2 loss at the New England Revolution

* 2001 — 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Mutiny

* 2002 — 2-0 loss at the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas)

* 2005 — 2-2 tie at then expansion Real Salt Lake

* 2006 — 1-0 loss at the LA Galaxy

* 2008 — 4-0 defeat at the Colorado Rapids

* 2009 — 2-1 setback at FC Dallas

* 2010 — 1-1 draw at the Colorado Rapids

* 2013 — 2-0 defeat at the Colorado Rapids

* 2014 — 2-2 tie at the Houston Dynamo

* 2015 — 2-1 loss at the Columbus Crew