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Heading home in search of winning ways
The New York Red Bulls will be returning home after spending the last two match weeks on the road. The last few weeks have been one to forget for Metro fans as RBNY drew once and lost once scoring a single goal in the process. Red Bull fans will be begging for increased offensive production as they’ve only managed to score six times in just as many games this season. Regardless, the Bulls are one of the most defensively sound teams in the league and are near the top of the league in expected goals against, shots on target attempted and interceptions.
The Red Bulls and Earthquakes have a long history and tonight’s game will be the 42nd overall regular season meeting between New York and San Jose. San Jose is the all-time leader with a 17-15-9 record, however the Red Bulls have posted a 11-4-6 mark against San Jose at home. Recently, the Red Bulls have been unbeaten against San Jose in their last nine matches at home, including a 5-0-2 mark since moving to Red Bull Arena in 2011. Their previous meeting last season was a 3-1 victory for the Red Bulls in San Jose
San Jose Earthquakes
Last season was one to forget for the Earthquakes as they finished at the bottom of the Western Conference in 2022. San Jose has had a surprising start to their season and currently find themselves in fifth place in their Conference through six matches. They have won three games so far including a 2-1 victory against Houston last week. Something of note is that all three of their victories have come at home and they notoriously struggled on the road as of late. Since the beginning of the 2022 season, the Earthquakes have only managed one win away from home in nineteen league matches.
New York Red Bulls: The Red Bulls have some notable injuries for this match. Serge Ngoma, John Tolkin, and Matt Nocita have all been listed as out with hamstring injuries. Steven Sserwadda is out with a knee injury and Morgan will continue to be out with a hip injury. Luquinhas will be questionable going into tonight’s match with an adductor injury.
San Jose Earthquakes: Starting goalkeeper Daniel will continue to miss action following knee surgery last month. Nathan is also listed as out following an ACL injury during preseason. Niko Tsakiris is listed as out with an adductor injury and Carlos Gruezo is questionable with a hamstring injury.
New York Red Bulls v San Jose Earthquakes Potential Line-ups
Red Bulls (4-4-2): Carlos; Duncan, Nealis, Reyes, Harper; Stroud, Amaya, Fernandez, Casseres; Burke, Manoel
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Marcinkowski; Akapo, Mensah, Rodrigues, Marie; Espinoza, Yueill, Judson, Monteiro; Cowell, Ebobisse
How to Watch?
The New York Red Bulls will face off against the San Jose Earthquakes at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ this Saturday - 7:30 ET. Television coverage is available in English and Spanish through Apple TV MLS Season pass. Radio Coverage will also be available in English through TuneIn, the NY Red Bulls App and NewYorkRedBulls.com
New York Red Bulls vs Atlanta United Prediction
The San Jose Earthquakes may have made a decent start to the season, but at the end of the day it is still the start of the season, and their terrible record on the road cannot be ignored. While the Red Bulls have had a poor start to the season both in terms of record and with injury luck, they will look to take advantage of San Jose’s record in what feels like a must win match. The Red Bulls will be looking to kick start their offense and their season but this has the feeling of a narrow victory.
New York Red Bulls 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes