This game is not on US-based TV and does not feature any current New York Red Bulls, so why bother with it?
Well, there are three former RBNY players on the Puerto Rico roster: Jeremy Hall (2009 RBNY draft pick and most recently playing with Sacramento Republic in USL), Manolo Sanchez (2015 RBNY draft pick, now with USL's San Antonio FC), and Jason Hernandez (a MetroStars draft pick in 2005, now playing for neighbors NYCFC).
Also, this match is of interest to Eric Klenofsky, the Monmouth University goalkeeper who spent this summer with NYRB U-23s. Klenofsky would like to play international football for Antigua and Barbuda, and that will be a more significant ambition if this game goes the Benna Boys' way.
Antiguans will most likely be rooting for Curacao to win. The Benna Boys lost to Curacao in the opening game of this round of Caribbean Cup qualifiers, but bounced back to beat Puerto Rico on October 8. Those results mean the Antiguans cannot win this qualifying group and qualify automatically for the 2017 Gold Cup. But they can still take another shot at making CONCACAF's big summer showpiece if they finish second in the group. The easiest way for that to happen - avoiding messy considerations like tiebreakers - is for Curacao to beat Puerto Rico.
If Puerto Rico wins - and the game will use extra time and penalties, if necessary, to find a winner - then the group standings will come down to goal difference, goals scored and away goals between the three teams. And perhaps the Puerto Rican contingent of former Red Bulls (and MetroStars) is in the Gold Cup mix.
Curacao is favorite, having stacked its team with Europe-based players, and will be hoping to win this group and use next year's Gold Cup as the platform to announce the arrival of a new Caribbean contender. Puerto Rico will look to home advantage and scoring sensation Hector Ramos to spring the upset.
Group 3 of 2017 Caribbean Cup qualifying is guaranteed to send at least one unexpected entrant to next year's Gold Cup: Curacao, Puerto Rico, and maybe Antigua and Barbuda will attract some attention next summer. This game will decide which of those teams gets to be dubbed the surprise package at CONCACAF's 2017 showpiece tournament.