The New York Red Bulls are in Montreal in Week 14 of MLS 2017, more in hope than expectation of three points. Trips to this particular corner of Canada tend not to yield wins for the Red Bulls. This year, though L'Impact is bottom of the Eastern Conference at the moment, RBNY hasn't won an away game since its opening day of the new season and is not the favorite to win this game.
A draw is perhaps the favorite: two not-there-yet teams laboring over their respective deficiencies in the hope of finding a measure of consistency to take into the summer and the rush for playoff places to follow.
It is no longer the start of the season. This will be the Red Bulls' 15th game of the 2017 league campaign; for Montreal, this is match 12 of the 34-game regular season. But it is still early enough in the year that either side can shrug off a poor result. There are plenty of games left to play and this is plenty of time left to find form and points.
So this is a low-stakes match for both sides. Both will want to win, for sure. Whether they each want to win enough for the contest to have energy and enthusiasm on both sides of the ball is the question that will have to be answered once the game kicks off.
Per livesoccertv.com, here's where to find the game if watching from the USA: