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Red Bulls try to build momentum against slumping Impact

Field Level Media
27 Sep 2020, 04:55 GMT+10

The New York Red Bulls look to follow up their strongest offensive effort of the season when they host the Montreal Impact on Sunday night in Harrison, N.J.

The Red Bulls (5-6-2, 17 points) erupted for a season-high goal total in Wednesday's 4-1 victory over Inter Miami CF. The flurry came after the club was shut out in three of its four previous games.

"I think you could tell from the reactions of the goals, the guys were excited that we're now scoring goals again," New York forward Brian White said. "There's been a lot of pressure on us to score more goals and really finish games off. I think that kind of pressure kind of exploded a little bit. Hopefully, we can build off that and keep winning games."

New York could be situated to build momentum based on its longtime home domination against Montreal. The Red Bulls are 9-1-0 on the home pitch against the Impact and have a 29-10 edge in goals scored.

In addition, Montreal (5-7-1, 16 points) can't figure out how to stop opponents from scoring. The Impact have been outscored 10-3 during their current three-game losing streak.

Montreal was badly outplayed Wednesday in a 3-1 loss against the New England Revolution. The Impact were outshot 20-7.

"It looked like we were a bit tired physically and mentally," said Impact coach Thierry Henry, a former Red Bulls star from 2010-14. "Trying to play, and stay true to what you're trying to do. ... It is what it is, I hope it was a one-off in terms of what we're trying to do."

Midfielder Romell Quioto leads Montreal with six goals, while forward Saphir Taider has four goals and six assists.

Midfielder Daniel Royer, who scored against Miami, leads the Red Bulls with three goals.

--Field Level Media

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