The New England Revolution had an extra day off to prepare as they welcome the New York Red Bulls to Gillette Stadium on Sunday night. New England is starting their July slate after an unbeaten June, while the Red Bulls just fought to a 1-1 draw with Toronto last Saturday.
The Red Bulls are among the most dangerous offensive teams in MLS, and New England will have a lot to deal with defensively. Thierry Henry isn't in the Red Bulls' 18, but Kenny Cooper is still one of the league's leading scorers, and a midfield featuring Joel Lindpere, Dax McCarty, and Dane Richards will be a handful for the Revs.
Offensively, New England has something of an opportunity in front of them. New York is not a particularly good defensive team - they've built their record on outscoring teams in 2012 - and they are missing Rafa Marquez. This is a defense that can be undone, and should grant the Revolution forwards ample opportunity to make their mark on the scoresheet. Ryan Meara has been a revelation for the Red Bulls in goal, but he's still vulnerable with that defense in front of him.
The match will be televised live at 7:00 PM on Galavision. The radio call will be handled by 98.5 The Sports Hub.
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