The New York Red Bulls will look to build momentum for their approaching U.S. Open Cup Final when they host the Philadelphia Union on Sunday afternoon.
After winning four times in the league in July, coach Jesse Marsch's Red Bulls (12-10-5, 41 points) have only one victory in their last six matches. They entered the weekend still in sixth place, five points ahead of Montreal and above the playoff line after three consecutive draws.
But with a chance to win their first Open Cup title the following Wednesday night at Sporting Kansas City, a win against Philadelphia (8-12-8, 32 points) would be an important confidence boost.
At the very least, New York leading scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips (15 goals) has a goal or an assist in six of the team's last eight games, including the opener in last weekend's 1-1 draw at Chicago. >> Read more
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