As of writing, the New York Red Bulls are enjoying the best soccer they’ve played all year. Two wins in the U.S. Open Cup and three wins in MLS have the team riding high.
But if there’s one team that has made a hobby out of killing the Red Bulls’ momentum it’s the Montreal Impact.
The Canadian outfit eliminated RBNY from the MLS Cup playoffs last season, after which Ignacio Piatti mocked the Red Bulls’ lack of mental toughness. Earlier this season, Montreal continued their domination over the Red Bulls with a 1-0 win at Saputo Stadium.
Suffice it to say, when all is said and done the Red Bulls will either end their three-game losing streak to Montreal or their three-game winning streak in MLS (or both if it’s a tie).
Here is the RBNY predicted XI vs Montreal:
GK Luis Robles
WB Alex Muyl - It feels like Muyl has finally found a real niche as a wing back
DF Aaron Long
DF Damien Perrinelle - No news is bad news when it comes to Aurelien Collin, so DP will have to be our French connection to this game
DF Michael Murillo
WB Tyler Adams
AM Sean Davis - One has to wonder if Davis’s days at attacking midfielder are numbered in the wake of the Muhamed Keita signing.
AM Sacha Kljestan
AM Daniel Royer
FW Bradley Wright-Phillips
With the culprits from last season - Patti, Manteo Mancosu and Laurent Ciman - all slated to play in this one, the Red Bulls will need to brush all thoughts of last year’s disappointment out of their heads to avoid a serious letdown against one of the more unpredictable teams in the Eastern Conference.
What do you think?
Who emerges victorious in Match 21?
This poll is closed
The red American team
The blue Canadian
Who cares? I’m watching UFC 214 tonight!