The New York Red Bulls paced themselves during their current run of three games in eight days, benching six starters for their game against Sporting Kansas City on May 3 to be assured of arriving at this end of the grueling stretch with a fresher-than-expected starting core.
Sacha Kljestan, Bradley Wright-Phillips, and Daniel Royer all came off the bench in the second half in Kansas City in a futile effort to salvage a lost cause, but they will surely start against the Union - not least because it is difficult to argue that their replacements against SKC made a compelling case for another start. Expect Damien Perrinelle to return to the lineup, mercifully ending Sal Zizzo's stint as a center back (hopefully, for good). It can be hoped Kemar Lawrence is well clear of any concussion symptoms - he was on the bench in KC, which would suggest he was considered fit to play - and should be back in the team. The Union will likely be Tyler Adams' last MLS opponent before he turns his attention to the U-20 World Cup.
The Red Bulls mailed in their performance for the match against SKC in order to maximize their chance of getting three points against a to-date lackluster Union that has yet to win a game in MLS 2017. At some point, Philadelphia will snap out of its slump and find a way to three points - RBNY will hope that point is not Saturday, May 6.
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