Both teams come into the match in need of a victory. New York (1-2-1, 4 pts) lost its past two games 1-0 to Orlando City and Chicago. Minnesota (2-2-0, 6 pts) has also been on the short side of its past two matches, losing to LA Galaxy 3-2 and New England 2-1.
New York will look to remain perfect against Minnesota, having won the previous two matches, 3-0. Five of the six New York goals score against Minnesota have come from Bradley Wright-Phillips, 3, and Alex Muyl, 2.
In the teams’ most recent matchup at Red Bull Arena Muyl scored the game-winner in the 15th minute, while Wright-Phillips had two goals to seal the victory.
The Red Bulls also return home in pursuit of the team’s 100th league win at Red Bull Arena. New York owns the best home record in Major League Soccer, with the most home wins, 99, and points, 328, since the stadium was opened in 2010. The Red Bulls have not lost consecutive home league matches since May of 2014.
Following the match against Minnesota, New York will hit the road for back-to-back matches, beginning with Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, April 14.