Welcome to Tactical Sips, a semi-regular pre-match post featuring taurine-spiked breakdowns of the upcoming game.
The New York Red Bulls notched a key win against rivals New York City FC, riding out a third minute goal from Cristian Sleiker Cásseres Yepes all the way to the end. Despite earning three points, the team is still outside of the playoff picture due to all the lead dogs enjoying positive results. There is no time to let up, as a single slip could ultimately spell doom for any postseason hopes. Gerhard Struber has to engineer a few more tactical masterstrokes at the pulse-pounding pace of five fixtures in 15 days.