Following a 0-0 draw at Atlanta United, New York won 2-1 in Orlando City for the second time this year while Philadelphia is coming off of a 1-0 defeat at Nashville, but still sit in third place in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Red Bulls have a long list of players that will miss this match as Caden Clark (appendectomy), Youba Diarra (hamstring), Andrew Gutman (knee), Aaron Long (achilles), Andres Reyes (hamstring) and Danny Royer (thigh) are all sidelined. Tom Edwards is questionable with a quad issue.
Anthony Fontana and Jack De Vries are still in with head coach Jim Curtin stating that Fontana had a setback while Ilsinho won't make the trip to Harrison as he continues to recover from groin surgery. The trio of Andre Blake, Cory Burke and Alvas Powell will miss out after being called up to the Jamaican squad for the Gold Cup.
New York Red Bulls: Miguel; Edwards, Nealis, Reyes, Duncan; Yearwood, Davis; Casseres Jr., Amaya; Klimala, Fabio
Philadelphia: Freese; Wagner, Elliott, Glesnes, Mbaizo; Sullivan, Flach; Bedoya, Monteiro; Santos, Przybylko
Ones to watch
New York has received tremendous production from their forwards as 11 of their 18 assists have come from that area of the pitch. Fabio has six, which ranks second in MLS while Patryk Klimala had his first multi-assist game of the season in the victory over Orlando City.
Daniel Gazdag was brought in to bolster the Philadelphia attack and while most of the regulars are out due to injury or away on international duty, it'll be up to the Hungarian to step in and lead the way.
The Union have won four consecutive matches against the Red Bulls, not allowing a goal in the last three. On May 15th, a ninth-minute goal by Burke settled matters and gave all three points to Philadelphia. Dru Yearwood picked up his second yellow card and was sent off in second-half stoppage time.
The match will be streamed on ESPN+ nationally. In New York, MSG Network has full coverage while PHL17 picks up all of the action in Philadelphia. Kick-off is set for 8pm Eastern.