Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Red Bull New York could not have asked for a
much better contest to get back to winning ways.
The club, winless since Aug. 3, will head to the StubHub Center on Sunday to
take on lowly Chivas USA, but that still does not mean that the victory is a
The Goats will be revved up as they look to end a horrid run that has seen
them collect just one win from 19 league matches.
And New York's road form has not been stellar this season as the club has
posted a 1-3-2 record in its last six contests away from Red Bull Arena. The
Red Bulls simply cannot afford to slip up against a team that trails them in
the overall MLS table by 21 points.
"They don't have the best record, but we know that any team can beat anyone in
this league," Red Bulls defender Brandon Barklage told a correspondent from
the club's official website. "So we have to be prepared. I think there's some
areas on the field where we can kind of exploit them, and we're going to bring
a game plan into that, we're going to stick with it and we feel confident
going into (California). Hopefully we can come away with three points."
New York was held to a scoreless home draw by the Philadelphia Union last time
out, spurning a chance to take sole possession of first place in the Eastern
Chivas, meanwhile, has bottomed the Western Conference for much of the season.
The Goats were close to claiming all three points at the StubHub center on
Wednesday when they went into halftime with a 1-0 lead of FC Dallas, but a
second-half collapse saw the visitors walk out with a 3-1 victory despite
playing the final nine minutes with only 10 men.
"We're in games, we're in ball games," Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy said
after the match. "You have to commend this group for being together and really
still showing up and fighting and getting leads in games and getting into
position to get results and get points. Tonight I think we're all disappointed
that we go a man up and we don't get a result. In the end we can't say this
group has given up by any means, we're going to keep fighting to the end."
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