After a 0-0 draw at home to the Montreal Impact, Crew SC is back at MAPFRE Stadium to host the New York Red Bulls in hopes of extending their current unbeaten streak at home to seven matches. Here are three things to know about the Red Bulls before the match kicks-off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
On a roll
The New York Red Bulls are on a roll, currenlty sitting at second in the Eastern Conference standings. New York comes to Columbus unbeaten in seven of its last nine matches. During those nine games, the Red Bulls have had great success in finding the back of the net, scoring 22 goals. The Red Bulls recently had a four-game win streak snapped Wednesday night against Real Salt Lake.
Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips is one of the League leaders in shots on goals with 27, ranking third in MLS in the category. He is also one of the League’s leading scorers, currently tied for third with eight goals. Midfielder Sacha Kljestan is another player the Black & Gold will have to watch out for on Saturday evening. Kljestan sits at the top of the leaderboard in the League in assists with 10 total throughout the 2016 regular season.
Red Bull revenge
The last time the Black & Gold faced the Red Bulls in any competition was on November 29, 2015 in the midst of the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs in front of a sold out Red Bull Arena. The Black & Gold defeated the 2015 Supporters' Shield winners 2-1 on aggregate in the Eastern Conference Championship, eliminating the Red Bulls from last year's postseason.