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After a close loss to the Red Bulls in New York on Saturday, the New England Revolution hope to avoid a New York sweep when they visit New York City FC on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
The Revolution (4-5-4) were defeated 2-1 by the Red Bulls after giving up the decisive goal in the 74th minute, marking the fifth time in seven matches that New England has fallen short of the win column (2-2-3).
"We've got to have short memories," Revolution coach Jay Heaps told the team's website. "We'll take what we can from Saturday night -- take some positives, obviously.
"But we felt like in the flow of the game we could've been better. Then again, we'll turn around and play a completely different NYCFC team."
Lee Nguyen scored his team-leading sixth goal on a penalty kick in the ninth minute, his third goal in his last three matches. Juan Agudelo, who also has six goals, returned after missing two games because of an upper extremity injury.
New York City FC (6-5-2) also dropped its last match 3-1 to Atlanta United FC on Sunday. Jack Harrison scored the club's only goal -- and his career-high fifth -- in the 71st minute.
"We have to move on now," New York coach Patrick Vieira told the team's website. "My message to the team after the game was that we keep in our minds how we played in the second half but we have to start the game with better concentration and focus."
New York City FC will be without Alexander Ring, who is sidelined because of yellow card accumulation.
Khiry Shelton (hamstring) is out while Andrea Pirlo (knee bone bruise) and Ronald Matarrita (high ankle sprain) are questionable. Yangel Herrera is away for international duty.
New England enters the match at full strength as Benjamin Angoua and Andrew Farrell return from respective one-game yellow card bans.
NYCFC, which won two of three meetings with the Revolution in the 2016-17 campaign, is 3-1-1 at home this season.
Updated May 30, 2017