This is the 52nd meeting between the New York Red Bulls and the Crew. The record for the Crew going into the match is 23-22-6 and 9-13-3 on the road. The Crew won the first ever contest between the two teams at the new Red Bull Arena in 2010.
Seven Crew players have seen action in every game so far this season including defenders Chad Marshall and Julius James and goalkeeper William Hesmer who have played every minute of every game
Five players have been named to MLSSoccer.com’s Team of the Week so far this season. Chad Marshall (3 times, weeks 2, 3 and 4), Dilly Duka (week 5), Emilio Renteria (week 7), Tommy Heinemann (week 10) and Andres Mendoza (week 11). They join Crew coach Robert Warzycha who was named Manager of the Week in week 5.
16 vs 29
The Crew have only gotten 16 cautions so far this season with Julius James leading the pack with four. Crew opponents have have warranted 29 cautions in the first 11 matches of the season
5 vs 0
Four red cards have been shown to Crew opponents this season: against Dallas (4/1), Sporting KC (4/16), Toronto FC (4/23), San Jose (5/14) and Chivas USA (5/28).
14 and 2
The number of goals and assists needed by the Black & Gold to reach important achievements. The Crew is only 14 goals away from scoring its 700th goal and only two assists away from 750.
The number of fouls suffered by Eddie Gaven through 11 games this season. The total fouls suffered by Gaven in 2010 was 54 (third place overall). Gaven is tied for first with Portland’s Kenny Cooper. Robbie Rogers is sixth with 24 and has not suffered a single foul in the last two matches
The number of fouls suffered by the Crew so far this season. The Black & Gold is tied for second with Colorado and follows LA (194) in fouls suffered so far this year. The Crew ended 2010 in 3rd place in fouls suffered with 364.
The number of consecutive minutes without allowing a goal from March 19 to April 23. This number is good for the league lead this season and Crew ‘keeper William Hesmer currently leads the league in shutouts (4)
Several Crew players reached important milestones this past weekend against Chivas USA. Chad Marshall played his 175th match, Robbie Rogers his 90th, Emmanuel Ekpo his 80th, Julius James 50th and Rich Balchan his10th.
JEFF CUNNINGHAM WATCH
With his next goal, Crew forward Jeff Cunningham will become the club’s all-time leading goal scorer, a designation he currently shares with Brian McBride (62). Cunningham enters the match with 132 career goals scored, which is just one behind all-time MLS leading scorer Jaime Moreno. Cunningham currently holds the league record for game-winning-goals with 39
|All-Time Scoring Records|
|1. Jaime Moreno||133||1. Jeff Cunningham||62|
|2. Jeff Cunningham||132||Brian McBride||62|
|3. Ante Razov||114||3. Stern John||44|
|4. Jason Kreis||108||4. Edson Buddle||42|
|5. Landon Donovan||103||5. Guillermo Barros Schelotto||33|