Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Red Bulls looking to cool off Revolution, Gustavo Bou

Field Level Media
31 Jul 2021, 05:40 GMT+10

Gustavo Bou began his torrid stretch of play by collecting a goal and an assist in the New England Revolution's first meeting this season with the New York Red Bulls.

That outburst began a run in which Bou recorded eight of his team-leading nine goals over nine games. The Argentinian forward aims to stay hot Saturday when the Revs and Red Bulls reconvene in Harrison, N.J.

Bou followed up New England's 3-1 win over New York on May 22 by scoring again in the Revolution's 3-2 victory over the Red Bulls on June 23. The 31-year-old recorded a brace on Sunday as New England (10-3-3, 33 points) won its third match in a row with a 2-1 triumph over CF Montreal.

Although the Revolution rest atop the MLS standings, they steadfastly insist that they don't plan to rest on their laurels.

"I think everyone is pleased," New England defender A.J. DeLaGarza said. "But still there's a lot of work we can do on areas we can fix. One, finish off our chances, defend a little bit better and control the game a little bit more throughout the entirety of the game, so that's controlling the ball and passing better and moving better for each other.

"At the end of the day, we're at the top of the East and entire league -- so that's something we can be proud of and continue to do our work out here every day."

The Red Bulls (5-6-3, 18 points) likely are proud of their five-match home unbeaten streak, during which they've outscored their foes by a 9-2 margin. New York also owns a 22-9-8 record against New England at Red Bull Arena.

The Red Bulls, however, were left licking their wounds after dropping a 1-0 decision to D.C. United on Sunday.

"In the end, we did not create the chances we want," New York coach Gerhard Struber said. "... It is a bad feeling, we expect more and right now. We lost (Sunday's) game, and I cannot say we deserve more."

Red Bulls defender Andres Reyes has scored both of his career goals against New England this season. Reyes, however, has missed the team's last four matches while nursing a hamstring injury.

--Field Level Media

More Argentina News

Access More

Sign up for Argentina News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!