Preview: Red Bulls Look To Bounce Back In Chicago

Red Bulls, Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips. Photo: New York Red Bulls

Preview provided by the New York Red Bulls.

The New York Red Bulls (1-1-1, 4 pts) look to bounce back from its 1-0 defeat to Orlando City with a road match against the Chicago Fire (0-2-1, 1 pt) at SeatGeek Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.  

The Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions at SeatGeek Stadium (3-0-2), formerly known as Toyota Park. New York has outscored Chicago, 10-4, over the past five matches in Chicago, including back-to-back clean sheets. Prior to New York’s 2-1 victory in Chicago on Oct. 25, 2015, the Red Bulls had not won Chicago since May 14, 2005.

New York is currently unbeaten in its past four league road matches (2-0-2), dating back to last season. The Red Bulls have outscored their opponents, 8-5, on the road in their last four league away games with Bradley Wright-Phillips scoring four of the team’s eight road goals.

BWP, with one goal in his first two league matches of 2019, looks to continue scoring against Chicago. In 13 career matches, he has tallied 11 goals and two assists against the Fire. This includes a six-match scoring streak across all competitions versus Chicago. Along with his six-match scoring streak, Wright-Phillips has tallied at least one point against Chicago in nine consecutive matches across all competitions (8G/2A).

New York returns to Red Bull Arena to host Minnesota United FC on Saturday, April 6. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.