THE TEAMS: Revolution at New York Red Bulls
THE SITE: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.
THE TIME: 7 p.m.
THE BROADCAST INFO: NBC Sports Boston/WBZ-FM 98.5
THE SKINNY: New England has practically one foot in the postseason for the season consecutive season, and it’s a six-pointer against old foe New York, where a draw will see the Revs through.
We’re underway from the Garden State. Your starting lineups, benches, and your match notes are below the live feed. Updates are periodic.
1′ Corner to the Revs 30 seconds in. Parker heads it over the end line.
4′ Corner to the Revs after Jones’ cross was deflected.
5′ Another one. This one off a deflection on a Manneh shot. Good run by McNamara.
6′ Jones with a block, concedes a corner for New York.
8′ Turner with a corral on a cross off the giveaway by Manneh.
9′ McNamara with a block to send play the other way, and Buksa’s shot is blocked for a corner. Fourth corner by the Revs in the opening 10 minutes.
11′ Manneh’s cross on the counter to Rowe is just too short. Meara corrals.
15′ Opening thoughts: Revs are killing this midfield.
17′ Diego with a side footer, Meara with the save. Didn’t get enough behind it.
18′ Free kick to the Revs.
20′ Foul on Kelyn.
21′ Nice dispo by Kelyn, but he can’t find Manneh.
25′ Büttner’s centering pass off the combo with Manneh knocked away by Long.
26′ Corner to the Red Bulls.
27′ Davis with a cross right at Turner, he saves it.
28′ Valot blazes over the bar.
29′ Free kick to the Revs off a handle by New York.
31′ Stroud’s left footed shot swings wide.
32′ Another try by Stroud after a giveaway by Rowe, good defending to keep Stroud from getting closer.
33′ White puts it over the bar.
34′ Diego with a cross, but the center backs converge and slip it away from Manneh.
36′ Diego gets a telling off.
41′ Long with a clearance as Büttner tried to find Buksa.
42′ Diego is blocked, rebound to Rowe, he left foots it into the South Ward.
43′ Caldwell fouls Clark, and he is cautioned. Caldwell took the worst of that.
Sweens’ Halftime Thoughts:
Revs need to hit them on the counter. They can’t break them down.
Bruce said it was a decent first half.
Second Half Underway
46′ Polster on for Caldwell.
48′ Buksa is cautioned after he put an arm in Long’s face.
51′ White’s header on the cross goes wide.
57′ Diego into the book. He had a foul a few minutes ago, this foul was reckless.
58′ McNamara gets under one off the pass.
59′ Royer on for Clark, Casseres on for Davis, Kaku for Rzatkowski.
60′ Büttner is down, having difficulty getting up.
61′ Büttner favoring it as he comes off momentarily. Gil, Buchanan, and Nguyen looking to come on.
62′ Shot by Rowe, too high. He had a lot of space.
63′ Gil on for Fagundez, Buchanan for Manneh, Nguyen for Rowe.
65′ White with a shot on the counter, Turner scoops the save.
66′ Kessler with a corner concession.
67′ Farrell with the concession this time.
68′ Turner with a mistake, but he slides and corrals the re-insertion.
72′ Buksa’s shot is slow, Meara handles it easily.
74′ Corner to the Revs as Buchanan’s cross is deflected.
75′ Buchanan is booked for simulation inside the penalty area.
76′ White bumps heads with Kessler.
79′ Barlow in for White.
80′ Büttner’s shot is wide off that neat counterattack.
82′ Good defending by Farrell on that counter by Barlow…. other way, Gil is partially blocked.
83′ Barlow on the follow, wide.
84′ KESSLER. He tracks back on Barlow. Stops it, concedes the corner…. Turner snatches it.
85′ Nguyen is cautioned for a professional foul on Casseras…. Bye on for Jones. Fifth and final sub for the Revs.
87′ Corner to the Revolution.
88′ Büttner clears and concedes a corner with New York getting close.
89′ GOAL NEW YORK, and it’s Aaron Long. Wow. 1-nil to New York. Parker flicked the header downward, and Long pops it in.
90′ Six minutes minimum added on.
90+4′ Free kick opportunity for New England…. and now a corner.
For the Revs:
Turner; Büttner, Kessler, Farrell, Jones; McNamara, S. Caldwell; Fagundez, Rowe, Manneh; Buksa
Bench: Knighton, Buchanan, Bunbury, Bye, Delamea, Gil, Mancienne, Nguyen, Polster
For the Red Bulls:
Meara; Pendant, Long, Parker, Duncan; Rzatkowski, Davis; Stroud, Valot, Clark; White
Bench: Jensen, Egbo, Tarek, Royer, Kaku, Yearwood, Casseres, Tetteh, Barlow
New England only needs a draw — one point — to clinch its spot thanks to Nashville’s 1-nil win over Montreal last night. A win, of course, will also do the job. So, too, will an Inter Miami loss to or draw with FC Dallas, should the Revolution lose.
No new injuries listed for the Revolution. Gustavo Bou, however, is unavailable tonight as he continues to deal with his hamstring. Bruce Arena said on Zo And Bertrand today that “he’ll be back soon.” Carles Gil is 100 percent healthy, but is not at full fitness.
Should Diego Fagundez make an appearance tonight, it will be appearance No. 261, tying him with Shalrie Joseph for the team lead for all-time league appearances.
With no Bou, Adam Buksa has the opportunity to break out of his scoring tie for second and move into a tie with Teal Bunbury, should TB10 not score. Should Buksa score, it would be the third straight away match that he has found the back of the net. Bunbury’s next goal, however, will move him into a tie for fifth in the Revs’ all-time record books with Joe-Max Moore.
Through 20 league matches, New England has yielded 19 goals. 0.95 goals per match average.
The Revs are at 21 points won away from home, with six away wins. A win tonight would be a club record seventh win away from Gillette.
YELLOW CARD WATCH: Matt Polster is one yellow away from a one-match suspension. So, too, is Aaron Long. Amro Tarek is two yellows away.
Daniel Royer leads the Red Bulls with four goals. Kaku, who should be returning to the lineup tonight, has four assists.
Red Bulls are on a four-match unbeaten streak entering tonight.
Patrick Seagrist is listed as out for New York with a groin injury.