The New York Red Bulls host the Philadelphia Union on Saturday in a MLS Eastern Conference fixture. New York is third in the conference table at 13-8-8 on 47 points with a goal difference of +11. New York took all three points at home on Wednesday with a 1-0 victory over Montreal. Lewis Morgan scored the only goal of the match in the 43rd minute to give the Red Bulls the road victory.
New York has won three of its most recent four matches with one draw and the Red Bulls have won two straight matches for the fourth time since the start of the regular season. Lewis Morgan is the leading goal scorer for New York with 13, while Luquinhas and Patryk Klimala have each scored five. Cristian Casseres Jr is the leader in assists with five, while Morgan has four.
Philadelphia is first in the conference table at 16-9-4 on 57 points with a goal difference of +40. Philadelphia is eight points clear of second-placed Montreal but has played one more match than Montreal. Philadelphia defeated Atlanta United on Wednesday 4-2. Philadelphia established a new record for goals scored in three matches with 16, topping the 15 goals scored in 1998 by LA Galaxy. Philadelphia also clinched a postseason berth with the win.
Philadelphia is the second club in the history of the MLS to score four goals or more in three consecutive matches with the only other being the New York Red Bulls in 2012. Daniel Gazdag is the leading goal scorer for Philadelphia with 17, while Julian Carranza has scored 14 and Mikkel Uhre has scored 10. Kai Wagner is the leader in assists with seven.