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Jul 1, 2022 at 1am UK at Red Bull Arena
NY Red Bulls
2 - 1
Atlanta
Morgan (83' pen.), Ngoma (89')
Casseres Jr (28'), Long (42'), Edwards (51')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Martinez (75')
Sejdic (22'), Ibarra (45+3'), Rios Novo (82')

Preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Atlanta United - prediction, team news, lineups

:Headline: Preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Atlanta United - prediction, team news, lineups:
Sports Mole previews Friday's Major League Soccer clash between New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Sports Mole

Atlanta United come into their MLS encounter this weekend in search of a second road victory of the season when they face the New York Red Bulls on Thursday at Red Bull Arena.

New York are three points behind the Philadelphia Union for first in the Eastern Conference after dropping a 2-0 decision to Los Angeles FC, while the Five Stripes conceded early and late in Toronto last weekend, losing 2-1.


Match preview

Over the past couple of months, we have seen a role reversal from New York compared to what they showed us through the early portion of this campaign.

The Red Bulls have won their last four home fixtures in all competitions after failing to win their first six matches at Red Bull Arena, while they have lost three straight MLS road contests after winning their opening six away games in all competitions.

Against LA, it seemed like the heat took a toll on them, forcing the players to reduce the number of presses we tend to see in the Gerhard Struber system.

At the midway point of the campaign, the Red Bulls are much stronger than they were a year ago, sitting in a top-four spot and in a solid position to extend their playoff run to 13 consecutive seasons.

Even though they hold a five-point cushion above the Eastern Conference playoff line, Struber will want to see them play with the same desperation as they showed in the second half of 2021, when they picked up points in 13 of their final 17 regular season encounters.

Last year, it was a solid defensive shape which transformed the team's fortunes, and they have improved defensively at home in 2022, posting back-to-back clean sheets in all competitions, keeping some potent attackers in Valentin Castellanos and Jesus Jimenez off the scoresheet in those two shutouts.

For Atlanta United, the good times lasted for one game as they extended their winless run away from home to six straight matches in all competitions a week ago, after winning comfortably 2-0 win versus Inter Miami in their previous match.

Throughout the 2022 campaign, it has been one step forward and two steps back for Gonzalo Pineda and his team, who are now four points behind FC Cincinnati for the final playoff spot in the East.

We have witnessed two different sides to Atlanta in the opening stages of an encounter this year. One where they fly out of the gate, scoring within the first 15 minutes on three occasions.

On the flip side, the Five Stripes have at times been asleep from the opening whistle, conceding five goals this season before a match was 11 minutes old.

Aside from injuries, one of the most significant issues plaguing them is how they defend dead ball situations, often being caught out of position and struggling to cover the open man.

Atlanta have trailed at half-time in four of their previous five domestic road fixtures, picking up a mere two points away from home when they are behind at the interval.

The Five Stripes have not lost consecutive domestic games since April, and that may be something Pineda will want to remind his players of, as they head into a tough stretch of matches, following up this encounter with a date at Yankee Stadium against the defending MLS Cup champions, New York City FC.

New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer form:
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New York Red Bulls form (all competitions):
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Atlanta United Major League Soccer form:
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Atlanta United form (all competitions):
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Team News

Health and safety protocols forced the Red Bulls to have Aaron Long, Luquinhas and Jason Pendant on the sidelines versus the Black and Gold, Andres Reyes was out with a foot injury and Lucas Monzon has not recovered from his pulled hamstring.

Wikelman Carmona remains out with a problem in his foot, while Dru Yearwood and Serge Ngoma both came on as substitutes last weekend despite previously suffering hamstring injuries.

Lewis Morgan leads them with seven goals domestically, while Omir Fernandez and Patryk Klimala are tied for most assists with three.

The injured list for the Five Stripes is a little longer after Brooks Lennon suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee before their match at BMO Field, putting him out for 4-6 weeks, as he joins Osvaldo Alonso (ACL), Dylan Castanheira (Achilles), Brad Guzan (Achilles) and Miles Robinson on the sidelines for the next little while.

Unfortunately for Pineda, that is not all the injuries that he has to contend with, as Andrew Gutman has a quad strain, Ronald Hernandez continues to deal with an MCL issue and Santiago Sosa has an illness.

Luiz Araujo had their only tally last weekend, moving into a tie with Ronaldo Cisneros for the team lead with his fourth, and Franco Ibarra picked up his first assist of the year in their previous encounter.

New York Red Bulls possible starting lineup:
Coronel; D. Nealis, S. Nealis, Edwards; Harper, Casseres, Amaya, Morgan; Fernandez; Klimala, Ngoma

Atlanta United possible starting lineup:
Rios Novo; Morales, Campbell, Franco, DeJohn; Hyndman, Ibarra; Cisneros, Rossetto, Araujo; Martinez


We say: New York Red Bulls 2-0 Atlanta United

In four previous visits to Red Bull Arena in MLS play, the Five Stripes have never found the back of the net, and even though they should have the ball for long stretches of this encounter, we do not see them finding a way through a backline, who have looked a lot stingier at home in recent games.

Combine that with the fact that the Red Bulls have scored three goals or more in four of their last five home contests, and you see why it might be difficult for Atlanta to contain a revitalized New York team in their own backyard.


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Major League Soccer Table

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia25139345192648
2CF MontrealMontreal2513484341243
3New York City FCNY City24126645271842
4New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls2510783831737
5Columbus Crew2481063227534
6New England RevolutionNew England248973634233
7FC CincinnatiCincinnati258984245-333
8Orlando City2596102836-833
9Inter MiamiInter Miami2596103241-933
10Chicago Fire2586112834-630
11Atlanta UnitedAtlanta247893336-329
12Toronto2585123743-629
13Charlotte FCCharlotte FC2592143039-929
14DC United2464142848-2022

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia25139345192648
2CF MontrealMontreal2513484341243
3New York City FCNY City24126645271842
4New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls2510783831737
5Columbus Crew2481063227534
6New England RevolutionNew England248973634233
7FC CincinnatiCincinnati258984245-333
8Orlando City2596102836-833
9Inter MiamiInter Miami2596103241-933
10Chicago Fire2586112834-630
11Atlanta UnitedAtlanta247893336-329
12Toronto2585123743-629
13Charlotte FCCharlotte FC2592143039-929
14DC United2464142848-2022
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