Red Bulls midfielder Cristian Casseres, Jr. (left) battles England defender Henry Kessler for the ball. (Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports)
After going winless in their last two games, the Red Bulls hope to snap that mini-streak against a team they have mastered over the past few years.
They can help their position in the MLS Eastern Conference as they welcome a struggling D.C. United side to Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
New York (3-3-2, 11 points), which sits in fifth place will meet 13th-place United (1-4-3, 6) and its six-game winless streak (0-3-3).
The Red Bulls registered a 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Saturday night as Omir Fernandez netted his first goal of the season.
They are 1-1-1 since the MLS return to play at home, having edged New York City FC, but falling to the Philadelphia Union.
D.C. was drubbed by the Philadelphia Union, 4-1, at Subaru Park Saturday night.
The teams met twice a season ago. Kaku scored early and Daniel Royer converted a second-half penalty kick, giving the Red Bulls a 2-1 win Audi Field Aug. 19, 2019. The teams played to a scoreless draw at RBA Sept. 29.
The Red Bulls bring in a 10-game undefeated series streak alive with United’s last win on May 13, 2016 at RFK Stadium.
They also have a 10-game undefeated streak in regular season matches at RBA, having won five of the past eight meetings there, including a 1-0 win last year on Aug. 26 in the lone meeting there. United’s last win at the Red Bulls came in 2011.
The teams have met 95 times in all competitions since the league’s formation in 1996, the most of any two clubs in MLS history. New York has won 35 and United 43, including a 7-4-2 record in the postseason.
They will play for the Atlantic Cup, awarded to the winner of the season series by supporters’ groups from both clubs.