After a 0-0 draw to Philadelphia, the New York Red Bulls will begin a run of games without 4 usual starters against the New England Revolution.
In the coming weeks, the New York Red Bulls’ depth will once again be put to the test. With a packed slate of upcoming fixtures, so comes the World Cup and international friendlies. And despite the depth of the Red Bulls, the month of June will present the toughest stretch of games all year.
Tyler Adams and Tim Parker will not play against the Revolution as they both received call-ups with the U.S Men’s National Team. Michael Murillo and Fidel Escobar are with Panama as they prepare for the World Cup. At training on Wednesday, Marsch emphasized readiness from his whole roster,
So it’s 4 games, we’re facing 2-3 day breaks in-between, so I said today that right now we have to have a mentality that the next 17 days that we have a total group of guys that’s ready to do whatever it takes each game to have the right mentality to grind out some results. Those are exciting times. You find out a lot about yourself and you get to challenge a lot of different players and give a lot of different players opportunities.
The Red Bulls won the last two meetings in New England, but historically the Revs have the upper hand at Gillette stadium, with a 21-6-7 record. So with history working against them and 4 starters missing, here’s my predicted starting lineup.
Ryan Meara allowed just 1 goal in 180 minutes since replacing Luis Robles in the lineup against Atlanta. While Luis Robles is making progress towards a return, Meara will remain the starter for the time being.