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Red Bull participates in Sporting KC to regain road prowess

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The New York Red Bulls aim to regain control of the road when they visit Sporting Kansas City, which is struggling on Sunday.

New York (8-5-5, 29 points) won the first five road games to start the season, surpassing their opponents 13-3. Since then, he has been struggling, losing 3 consecutive games with a score of 2-0, 0-3-1.

The Red Bulls are the second best team in the Eastern Conference and the fourth best in MLS. Finding Kansas City (4-10-4, 16 points) is a long way off, 13th at the Western Conference, 26th overall, and 2 points away from the last place in MLS overall.

"We have to think of it as an easy game, not just a mental shutdown," said Red Bulls defender Sean Neiris. "They are tough opponents (and) (Johnny) Russell and (Khiry) Shelton have good offensive players. We need to stay involved. Going to the road is never easy. It's me. I think it's a big challenge for us. "

New York won 2-1 against Atlanta United on Thursday, recording twice in the last 10 minutes and then alternating between winning and losing in the last six games. I repeated it.

Lewis Morgan scored a penalty kick with Atlanta in the 83rd minute, converting all three penalties he received this season. He has scored four goals in the last six MLS games and is ranked fourth in the league.

Defender Tom Edwards will not be able to play in New York after being injured in Atlanta.

Sporting Kansas City has won only twice in the last 13 games, reaching 2-7-4 in that range. Three of the club's four wins have been home this season, but SKC has dropped the last two wins as hosts. They haven't lost three games in a row at home from August 23rd to September. 26th, 2014.

Despite struggling, sporting is seven points behind the midseason playoff cut offline.

"We have to see the positive things in front of us," said SKC director Peter Bermesh. "Yes, you're looking at (standings), but that's not all you're looking at ... keep that in mind, the number of games left during the season, the points available. Think about the numbers ... you're thinking about all of them. "

Vermes, the greatest leader in MLS history to lead the victory, will play his 500th match for the club on Sunday. I will teach you.

Russell (8) and Daniel Saloi (4) have scored 12 of the last 15 home sporting goals, including each of the last five.

-Field level media