The Red Bulls will hope their swarming defense will do the job against the Union, as it did vs. NYCFC last week. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
After a 1-0 victory over Hudson River Derby rival New York City FC, the Red Bulls hit the road for back-to-back matches, beginning with the Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
The third-place Red Bulls (3-2-1, 10 points) will take on the fifth-place Union (2-1-3, 9) for the first time this season (MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.
New York moved into third place in the Eastern Conference after its 1-0 win over NYCFD. The Red Bulls held NYCFC to two shots on goal, both of which Yonkers, N.Y. native Ryan Meara saved to record the 71st clean sheet at Red Bull Arena. The 71 shutouts at RBA are the most in MLS since 2010.
The Red Bulls return to Subaru Park, formerly known as Talen Energy Stadium, for the first time since their 4-3 extratime defeat to Philly in Round One of the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs last Oct. 20. New York and Philadelphia have played close matches in Chester, Pa., recording 10 one-goal matches or less across all competitions. The Union leads the series there, 6-2-2. Meara aims to keep his shutout streak alive and against the Union as he product a two-save shutout against Philly May 26, 2018.
Coverage on MSG begins at 7 p.m. ET with the Red Bulls pregame show. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Shep Messing and Michelle Gingras.
Red Bulls Radio begins at 6:30 p.m. EST with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon. Ernesto Motta will carry the Spanish play-by-play responsibilities, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
Captain Sean Davis recorded his 100th career MLS start against NYCFC on Thursday. Davis’ 100 MLS regular-season starts are the most among all Red Bulls Homegrowns. The Holmdel, N.J. native is one of five New York players to start all six matches and just one of two players (Kyle Duncan) to play every minute this season.
The Red Bulls wrap up their two-match roadtrip with the New England Revolution Saturday at 8 p.m.