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"Muyl's on Wheels" - New York Red Bulls lineup prediction: @ Montreal Impact, MLS 2017, Match 15

The Red Bulls have lost seven of their last eight road games. Will their luck turn around against the team that sent them on their downward spiral last year?

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Should we just chalk this one up as a loss and save ourselves the trouble? Because we've seen this script before…

The Red Bulls are facing a bottom-dwelling team in Montreal Impact, who are currently last in the Eastern Conference (sound familiar?)

That isn't to say Montreal are necessarily playing badly.

They've only played 11 games versus the Red Bulls 14. In that time they've scored 18 goals (versus the 15 by RBNY in their 14) and allowed 18 for a GD of 0.

At the very least, they certainly seem to have the Red Bulls number at home. In their last two games at home against RBNY, both in the MLS season and MLS Cup playoffs, the Impact have recorded shutout wins.

Will third time be the charm for Jesse Marsch and company?

Well if their five-game losing streak on the road is any indication, it will take a truly gutsy effort to get any points.

Here is the RBNY predicted XI vs Montreal Impact:

RBNY predicted XI @ Montreal

GK Luis Robles

DF Kemar Lawrence

DF Aaron Long

DF Damien Perrinelle

DF Sal Zizzo - If it ain't broke, don't fix it, and after Zizzo's satisfactory performance against NE, he's earned a chance to fight for the RB job again

MF Sean Davis - Though AmeriKante continues to play marvelously in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, Davis made his strongest claim of the year to retain the job even when Tyler Adams returns. Another performance like the one against NE and we could have yet another DM controversy on our hands

MF Felipe

MF Daniel Royer

MF Sacha Kljestan

MF Mike Grella - Though he's still playing on limited minutes, Grella is making it very difficult for Muyl, Veron or Fred to take the attacking midfielder role away from him

FW Bradley Wright-Phillips

Bench: Ryan Meara; Connor Lade, Michael Murillo; Dan Metzger; Alex Muyl, Fredrik Gulbrandsen, Gonzalo Veron


For Kljestan, BWP, and Jesse Marsch this game could be a chance to redeem themselves for last year's blunders. No doubt they remember Ignacio Piatti's mockery of their playoff woes after the Impact beat them at Red Bull Arena. It will be a tough task, but if the Red Bulls truly are an MLS Cup contender, they need to start winning games like this on the road.