NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION vs. NEW YORK RED BULLS
GILLETTE STADIUM, Foxborough, Massachusetts
APRIL 1, 2016 (WEEK 5, MLS GAME #34)
7 pm ET (UniMás, MLS LIVE)
One of the fiercest rivalries in Major League Soccer history will be featured on Viernes de Futbol, as the New England Revolution host the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium. The Revolution are still looking for their first victory of 2016, recording a third draw on the season last weekend with a 1-1 result at New York City FC. The Red Bulls return to action after breaking into the win and goals columns for the first time this year in their last match, a wild 4-3, come-from-behind win against the Houston Dynamo at Red Bull Arena.
- The Revolution have started a season winless through their first four games for the first time since 2001 following their 1-1 draw at New York City FC on Saturday afternoon. Chris Tierney’s free kick was New England’s first goal since their season-opening 3-3 draw at Houston.
- The Red Bulls return to action after scoring their first goals and winning for the first time in 2016 in a 4-3, come-from-behind win against the Houston Dynamo on March 19. Felipe scored the tying and winning goals six minutes apart late in the match, the first multiple-goal game of his MLS career.
- A year ago, the MLS Original rivals met three times, with the home team winning each: The Revs won a pair of 2-1 contests at Gillette Stadium, and the Red Bulls won 4-1 at Red Bull Arena. The home team has won each of the last four meetings in league play (two for each club). The teams have met 77 times in all competitions over their history.
- When the Revolution defeated the Red Bulls 2-1 at Red Bull Arena in the first leg of the 2014 Eastern Conference Championship, it was their first win of any sort in New Jersey since 2007, ending a 10-game winless streak there in all competitions.
- When the Red Bulls won 2-0 in Foxborough on June 8, 2014, it was the first for New York at New England since 2002. The Revolution had won 13 of 19 meetings in league and MLS Cup play since that previous New York win.
REFEREE: Mark Geiger. AR1 (bench): Brian Dunn; AR2 (opposite): Logan Brown; 4th: Marcos de Oliveira
Geiger MLS Career: 148 games; FC/gm: 26.6; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 34; pens: 47
SUSPENDED: NE: Je-Vaughn Watson (through April 3); Gershon Koffie (through April 3)
DISABLED LIST: NYR: Damien Perrinelle
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (66 meetings): Revolution 28 wins (3 shootout), 111 goals — Red Bulls 23 wins (2 shootout), 111 goals — Ties 15
AT NEW ENGLAND (32 meetings): Revolution 20 wins (1 shootout), 63 goals — Red Bulls 5 wins (2 shootout), 39 goals — Ties 7
RETURN MATCH: 8/28: New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution, 2:30pm ET (ESPN)
LAST YEAR (MLS):
5/2: NE 2, NY 1 (Davies 9; Bunbury 60; Kljestan 73)
7/11: NY 4, NE 1 (B. Wright-Phillips 4,12; Sam 9; Wallace 56; Dorman 37)
9/16: NE 2, NY 1 (Fagundez 2; Rowe 65; Grella 6)
- Coaches’ records:
Jay Heaps vs. NY: P11 W3 L5 T3
Jesse Marsch vs. NE: P6 W3 L3 T0