New York Red Bulls – Chivas USA Preview
Added by Bryan Salazar on August 23, 2013.
New York Red Bulls have only won one game in their last nine meetings with Chivas. (Credits: Zimbio.com)
The New York Red Bulls are ice cold in road games, and they are certainly not looking forward to another possible defeat in the Home Depot Center come this Sunday. But perhaps this Sunday can be the game that will turn their luck around in road games. After all, they are playing one of the worst teams this season.
Chivas USA have been remarkable off the field with their news stories of discrimination and a possible new ownership takeover in the works that has put a black mark in the brand. Now, if you want to talk about their game performances that’s another story.
Just this season alone, Chivas were able to earn themselves only three wins out of 24 games. Their last win was in March against Toronto FC. To make things even worse, some of their players will be missing on Sunday, including their new signee Carlos Bocanegra, who was brought in to help rejuvenate the team.
On the other side of the coast, the New York Red Bulls have been doing increasingly well in their performances, save for their road woes, with head coach Mike Petke bringing his team to first in their conference in just his first year with the team.
Additionally, with new signings like Ibrahim Sekagya, whom has been a revelation since he has joined them team, could be the missing huge factor in winning their first ever trophy.
So, how can a team of this caliber lose to Chivas?
Well, history does have a say in this and could influence the shape of this game. Out of 13 matches played between these two teams, New York has only won three times, with five ties. In their last nine games against Chivas, the team has just managed to win one of their games.
Fans should not expect a blowout come Sunday night. On the contrary, fans should probably expect a very close game.
New York Red Bulls should only focus on one result only when they visit Los Angeles to face Chivas: A win. Anything less just adds to the fact that maybe this is not the championship team we all hoped for and dreamed of.