Saturday’s match will be the 73rd league meeting between the teams and the 38th time they will have met Foxborough, Mass. during league play. The Red Bulls have had recent success at Gillette Stadium, owning a 2-4-0 mark in the last six matches. Prior to New York’s 2-0 win at Gillette in 2014, the Red Bulls were 4-18-7 when visiting the Revolution. The past five matches in New England have been decided by one goal.
Both teams have struggled through the early portion of the season. The Red Bulls with five points sit in ninth place in the Eastern Conference. New England is at the bottom of the conference standings with four points.
New York picked up one point at Sporting Kansas City this past week ending a three-game losing streak. The Red Bulls are 0-1-2 away from Red Bull Arena this season with draws at Columbus and Sporting Kansas City and a 1-0 loss to Chicago.
Brian White, a 2018 MLS SuperDraft First Round pick, made an immediate impact in his first MLS match of 2019, scoring three minutes after being subbed in for Bradley Wright-Phillips against Sporting Kansas City.
Prior to Sunday’s match, White needed only 55 minutes of USL Championship action to score his first goal of 2019 against Nashville SC on March 24. The Flemington, NJ, native has tallied two goals on two shots in 161 minutes across all competitions (MLS/USL).
New York returns to Red Bull Arena for five of their next six matches, beginning with expansion-side FC Cincinnati on April 27. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.