NYRB seeks to extend unbeaten streak against Nashville SC

NYRB defends unbeaten home record against Nashville SC as they look to recover in MLS
New York Red Bulls v Nashville SC
New York Red Bulls v Nashville SC / Johnnie Izquierdo/GettyImages

The New York Red Bulls and Nashville SC played an interesting match on Saturday, June 15, at Red Bull Arena. Although the two teams are experiencing different moments in MLS, they share a common challenge: several absences due to injuries and national team call-ups. There are 11 absentees, six for NYRB and five for Nashville.

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The challenge is even greater for the Six-Strings. Sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference with 19 points, they need to improve their offense to return to winning ways in the league, especially against the team with the best home record. NYRB is the only MLS team with a 100% home record and is on a seven-game unbeaten streak, making them the favorites to extend this margin. They are currently in fourth place with 29 points.

Everything can change once the game starts, but the New York Red Bulls have the good news of having maestro Emil Forsberg back, who recently played friendlies with the Swedish national team. The number 10 will be crucial in orchestrating plays, especially on the left side. Extra attention will be needed for Josh Bauer and Walker Zimmerman.

With Forsberg's return, NYRB reinforces their favoritism, but Nashville SC cannot be underestimated. In a match where every point is vital, the resilience and strategy of both teams will be tested. This game could be a turning point for Nashville SC, while the New York Red Bulls aim to solidify their home dominance and extend their winning streak.