The New York Red Bulls are back in action tonight at the Cathedral of Football as they take on Chivas USA. Teams traveling three time zones are 0-14-12 in MLS this season, the Red Bulls are on a four-match unbeaten run in competitive games, and have scored in every game so far this season at Red Bull Arena -- although they've scored just once in three of those four matches at home. Chivas, as I mentioned in the preview, had gone unbeaten through the month of April (five games, three draws, two wins) before falling last week to Real Salt Lake.
To recap the stakes: a win would move the Red Bulls four points clear of the Philadelphia Union in the Eastern Conference table, and within two points of the Los Angeles Galaxy (with three games in hand) in the Supporters' Shield race.
Red Bulls: Bouna Coundoul; Jan Gunnar Solli, Rafael Marquez, Tim Ream, Roy Miller; Dane Richards, Teemu Tainio, Joel Lindpere, Dwayne De Rosario; Luke Rodgers, Thierry Henry
Subs: Greg Sutton, Carlos Mendes, Stephen Keel, John Rooney, Matt Kassel, Mehdi Ballouchy, Juan Agudelo
Chivas: Dan Kennedy, Ante Jazic, Heath Pearce, Zarek Valentin, Michael Lahoud, Simon Elliott, Jorge Flores, Ben Zemanski, Nick LaBrocca, Justin Braun, Alejandro Moreno
Subs: Zach Thornton, Michael Umana, Mariano Trujillo, Francisco Mendoza, Gerson Mayen, Victor Estupinan, Chris Cortez
You can find Chivas perspective at The Goat Parade.
Kickoff was supposed to be 7:00 PM, BUT there was a power outage at Red Bull Arena, so the game will probably start at around 7:40, per the club's twitter account, and you can watch on Galavision and MSG+. These guys had Andrew Boyens -- ANDREW BOYENS -- starting at centerback before he was sent off last week, and therefore suspended for today's game. We should be able to batter them. Let's go Red Bulls!