The Red Bulls have endured an inconsistent 2017 campaign. But that hasn’t stopped the club from earning a pair of come-from-behind wins against the Revolution this season. On Thursday, the two teams will meet again during the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals. The Revolution want revenge. And the Red Bulls want to stay undefeated against its I-95 rival.
Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup: stat leaders, streaming links and more.
How to Watch
New England: Cody Cropper; Donnie Smith, Antonio Delamea, Benjamin Angoua, Andrew Farrell; Diego Fagundez, Gershon Koffie, Scott Caldwell, Teal Bunbury; Lee Nguyen, Kei Kamara
New York: Luis Robles; Connor Lade, Aaron Long, Aurelien Collin, Sal Zizzo; Sean Davis, Felipe; Daniel Royer, Sacha Kljestan, Alex Muyl; Bradley Wright-Phillips
Injuries and Absences
After a brutal stretch of injuries, suspensions and international call-ups, the Revs have started to trend in the right direction. Only Xavier Kouassi (out, quad) and Daigo Kobayashi (hamstring, questionable) appear on the latest injury report. Kelyn Rowe, Juan Agudelo and Je-Vaughn Watson will still miss the match while playing in the Gold Cup, though four absentees (plus one possible absentee) feels like a light load compared to recent outings.
The Red Bulls will visit Harvard without four players: Gideon Baah (out, leg), Mike Grella (out, knee), Kemar Lawrence (international duty, Jamaica) and Michael Murillo (international duty, Panama).
For the Revolution, it’s all about Lee Nguyen. He leads with the club with seven goals (tied with Agudelo) and seven assists; his 56 chances created lead MLS. Diego Fagundez has started to catch up, with four goals and five assists on the season.
For the Red Bulls, Bradley Wright-Phillips has unsurprisingly scored more goals (nine) than anyone on the Red Bulls roster. And while Sachja Kljestan has yet to score his first, he leads the team with six assists and trails only Nguyen on the MLS leaderboard with 52 chances created.
Stat that Matters Most
Since Kouassi strained his quad on May 31, the Revolution have won just one league match, compared to four losses. Kouassi practiced on Tuesday and should return in short order, immediately adding a physical presence to the Revolution midfield. Gerhson Koffie and Scott Caldwell will continue to earn starts until Kouassi slots back into the lineup.