Philadelphia Union will travel to Harrison, New Jersey Saturday to face New York Red Bulls. As kickoff gets closer, we take a look at how Red Bull did in their last MLS matchup against Atlanta United.
The Red Bull's traveled to Mercedes-Benz Stadium where they faced Atlanta United in a controversial 3-1 victory, earning their third road win of the 2018 campaign. Atlanta got on the board first with a breakthrough goal from Ezequiel Barco in the 26th minute.
The match quickly turned upside down in the 42nd minute of play when Red Bull's striker Bradley Wright-Phillips drew a foul within the box for a penalty. Midfielder Daniel Royer successfully converted the penalty kick for Red Bull bringing the sore 1-1 just before the half. After video review was utilized to overturn a red card issued to Atlanta's Jeff Larentowicz, the Five Stripes could not regain their momentum.
In the 51st and 55th minute, Wright-Phillips earned a brace and Atlanta found themselves in a 3-1 deficit. Then in the 71st minute after RBNY's back-to-back goals, Atlanta's Greg Garza was issued a red card forcing the team to play with ten men for the remainder of the match.
With the 3-1 win over Atlanta United, Red Bull sits in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 21 points. Fans can tune in to watch the Union take on RBNY in a classic rivalry matchup at Red Bull Arena at 7 p.m. ET on PHL17.