While the Red Bulls earned a 2-1 victory over the Revolution on July 8 at home, the teams will gather Wednesday at Foxborough, Mass.
Wikelman Carmona scored the match-winner for New York in the previous meeting on a deflected left-footed blast from outside of the penalty area in the 85th minute. Frankie Amaya also scored in the 58th minute for the Red Bulls (7-10-8, 29 points).
The Revolution played the final 30-plus minutes a man down after Latif Blessing's red card, yet appeared to pull off a tie with a goal from Andrew Farrell in the third minute of second-half stoppage time. But the score was negated on an offsides call, with the Professional Referee Organization determining days later it was a blown call.
It was too little, too late for the Revs (12-5-7, 43 points), who received a goal from Brandon Bye, but were left with their only loss in six July matches across all competitions (3-1-2).
After getting eliminated from Leagues Cup play in the Round of 16 on Aug. 7, New England finally returned to MLS play Saturday but fell on the road 1-0 to CF Montreal. The lone score came in the 86th minute from Montreal's George Campbell.
"It didn't really matter who we were missing," said the Revs' Mark-Anthony Kaye, who was making his first appearance with the club. "I just don't think we showed enough quality going forward."
The Red Bulls enter after a 2-0 loss to Inter Miami. Lionel Messi did not start for Miami, but he made his MLS regular-season debut in the 60th minute and scored in the 89th minute. New York lost despite a 13-6 advantage in shots and a 4-3 advantage in shots on goal.
"This was a three-point opportunity that we had a job to do; that we wanted to stay laser-focused on that," Red Bulls coach Troy Lesesne said. "We didn't want to get too involved in the spectacle of what the night to be. Now I would say we have to turn the page really quickly because we go to New England and that's a really difficult place to go and get three points."
--Field Level Media