The New York Red Bulls are looking to spark any sort of scoring touch when they visit the New England Revolution on Saturday in Foxborough, Mass.
The Red Bulls (3-3-1, 10 points) are 1-3-0 over their last four regular-season games, with just one goal scored in that stretch. The club generated only eight total shots (three on net) in their most recent outing, a 1-0 shutout loss to the Philadelphia Union on Tuesday.
Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas said his team is “trying different combinations up the field, some different guys, some different formations” to generate offense, but more consistent effort and pressure are key.
“Before you’re scoring goals, you’ve got to create chances, and that hasn’t been easy for us,” Armas said. “As a starting point, you’ve got to step on the field for 90 minutes. … If you do that that way, now you have another five or six chances, maybe another five or six shots.”
Both the Red Bulls and the Revolution have scored only six goals in seven regular-season games, but New England (2-1-4, 10 points) enjoyed a breakthrough in their last match. The Revs’ 2-1 win at D.C. United on Tuesday marked New England’s first multi-goal game of 2020.
“Whenever we score two goals on the road, I think we have the confidence to say our back line can keep them in check and we can get out of there with a win,” fullback Brandon Bye said.