The Union are back in action on Saturday when they face their eastern conference rivals, the New York Red Bulls. This home game will be a big test for the Union, after getting a hard fought point in LA last weekend. A win for the Union would show that this team can compete this year, but a draw or a lose would do nothing for the Union in terms of the standings. Red Bulls on the other hand, are having another good season, currently sitting in second place. But with a 1-4-0 record away from New York, could allow the Union to get a point or 3 out of this game.
Last week’s draw against the LA Galaxy was a good result for the Union. They registered their first clean sheet since the season opener. While it does extend their winless streak, it does give the Union a positive result and momentum which they haven’t had in a while. Luck also seemed to be on Union’s side during the game for a first time in a while, when a Galaxy shot hit both post but failed to go in. If the defense can have another solid game like last week and if the offense can get a goal or two, the Union will have a good shot at winning their first game since August of last year.
Look for the lineup to be similar to the starting 11 from the LA Galaxy game. With Ray Gaddis continuing to get the starting right back spot. Also look for Fafa Picault to get his second straight start at left midfield.