As big as the New York Red Bulls' long-running rivalry with D.C. United may be, they would take any win against any team right now just to get back on the path to the postseason.
New York (12-11-6, 42 points) has not won in its last six matches (two losses, four draws), falling from fourth place to sixth in the process. Slide any further down the Eastern Conference standings and the Red Bulls would be beneath the playoff line and in danger of a first season without a postseason berth since 2009.
"We haven't done ourselves any favors with results, and it's put us in a difficult position at the end of the year here," Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch told mlssoccer.com after a 3-2 loss at Columbus Crew SC on Saturday. "But we're not afraid of that. We're going to find a way to dig ourselves out and get ourselves rolling again." >> Read more