The Red Bulls (8-5-2) visit Columbus Crew Stadium in a battle for first place at 7:30 (MSG). The Crew (8-3-4) currently hold a two point advantage over NYRB, so a tie or win would keep them atop the Eastern Conference.
Columbus is fresh off a loss to the KC Wizards last week thanks to an early Teal Bunbury goal. The Crew have an opportunity to beat a Red Bulls that will not boast their latest addition Thierry Henry. They already took the first meeting of the season 3-1, where Columbus exposed NYRB's central defense.
The Red Bulls tied their last game with DC United and had trouble creating quality chances against an organized DC defense. Scoring help is on the way in Thierry Henry, but will not make his debut until next week against Spurs. The team will rely on Juan Pablo Angel and Dane Richards up top to spark some magic against Columbus.
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