Over the last three weeks the Red Bulls have proven that Red Bull Arena remains perhaps the most dominating home venue in MLS. Unfortunately, the team has a well-documented history of struggling on the road, which is where they'll be for their next two games - starting with a trip to the Midwest for a showdown with Sporting Kansas City.
The Sporting KC defense has been playing lights out thus far, allowing just three goals in eight matches. USMNT stars Graham Zusi and Matt Besler keep things controlled at the back, Roger Espinoza and Benny Feilhaber set things up in the middle, while Dom Dwyer finishes things off up front.
Much like Red Bull Arena, Children's Mercy Park has been KC's fortress - they have not lost at home since May 27, 2016 and are on a 13-game home unbeaten streak. Goals have been hard to come by on the road thus far, with only four of the team's 11 goals scored outside Red Bull Arena, so it will be a hard task to get the ball past Tim Melia.
Here is the RBNY predicted XI vs Sporting KC:
Kemar Lawrence - While some people have suggested Lawrence get some rest after a solid month of defending, Jesse Marsch knows that he doesn't have a replacement anywhere near his caliber available
Damien Perrinelle - With Aurelien Collin on the shelf and "week to week" it looks like Collin's countryman Perrinelle will be called into action again.
Alex Muyl - Now that we know Gonzalo Veron is healthy enough to play, the Argentine could find himself in the starting XI very soon, but only if Muyl struggles.
Bench: Ryan Meara, Sal Zizzo, Hassan Ndam, Michael Amir Murillo, Sean Davis, Gonzalo Veron, Fredrik Gulbrandsen
The 2016 New York Red Bulls got just 16 points on the road, blowing countless leads and costing themselves a shot at the Supporters' Shield and US Open Cup. For this team to have any shot at some pre-playoff silverware in 2017, they need to figure out how to beat good teams on the road and learn it quickly.
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