Update: Red Bulls clinch the East with a 2-0 win.
New England visits New York tonight on the ESPN2 national game. And while it's a nice rivalry and perhaps an interesting match, it's also the rare game that seems to have no impact at all on the Sounders' playoff position.
Meanwhile, here's a preview from the league:
New England Revolution at New York Red Bulls, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes / ESPN360.com)The New York Red Bulls are aiming to finish atop the Eastern Conference regular season standings for the first time since 2000.Shalrie Joseph scored for the second consecutive week for the Revolution in the win against Kansas City. All four of his goals on the season have come in the last five games.A week after getting his first MLS victory as a starter, goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth recorded his first league shutout. He had first recorded a 1-0 shutout vs. Mexico’s Pumas in SuperLiga play.New York has not defeated New England in their last 14 league meetings, since a 5-4 MetroStars victory at the Meadowlands in 2005. The Revolution won the first meeting this year, 3-2 at Gillette Stadium on May 29.