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Matt Turner, Revolution ready to run with Red Bulls

Field Level Media
23 Jun 2021, 05:55 GMT+10

Matt Turner looks to help the New England Revolution extend their winning streak when the Eastern Conference leaders host the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night.

Turner was voted the MLS Player of the Week after his seven-save performance in a 3-2 comeback road win over New York City FC on Saturday.

The Revs (6-1-2, 20 points) have won a season-high four straight games and trail the unbeaten Seattle Sounders by one point for the top spot in the league.

The Revolution were 3-1 winners in their first meeting of the season against the Red Bulls on May 22. Gustavo Bou, Tajon Buchanan and Adam Buksa all scored for New England while Andres Reyes had the lone tally for New York.

"We know that they play direct. We know that they like to battle, tackle. So we're going to have to be up for a physical game," Turner said. "This is no game to take our foot off the gas."

New York (4-4-0, 12 points) is seeking its first three-match winning streak since 2018 following a 2-1 win over Orlando City SC on May 29 and a 2-0 victory against Nashville SC last Friday.

It is the first of three straight road matches for the Red Bulls. New York is 0-3-0 away from home this season and has lost five consecutive road matches overall, its longest skid since a six-game road losing streak back in 2017.

New York has won just two of its last 30 games at New England (including playoffs), going 2-19-9.

"We've got some big weeks coming up. We want to grab (as many) points as possible. We want to get that first away win," Red Bulls defender Sean Nealis told the team's website. "I think this next week is big for us."

--Field Level Media

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