The New York Red Bulls are coming off of a dominant 4-1 home opening demolition of the Colorado Rapids. Taking on a depleted side, the Red Bulls owned the midfield battle and stood strong on defense behind the return of Wilman Conde and Rafa Marquez. Several underperforming players enjoyed a masterful resurgence in play, including Roy Miller and Dax McCarty.
Overall, the match served as a promising restart to a campaign that desperately needed one.
Today, they will take on the expansion Montreal Impact. Led by veteran Donovan Ricketts on the backline, the Impact have struggled for goals, managing a single score in three winless matches (0-2-1). Rookie coach Jesse Marsch will have his hands full as an inspired Red Bull squad looks to build upon their first victory of the season.
Ladies and gentlemen, your Tale of the Tape: