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The Derby Sequel

BWP vs Villa
BWP vs Villa
Lukasz Dec/Bill Streicher/Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

It is rivalry week in the MLS, which means the battle for New York continues as the good guys in blue travel across the Hudson River to avenge their US Open Cup loss. The expectations are high as both teams are coming off wins wins: the Red Bulls defeated the Philadelphia Union 2-0 last Sunday, while NYCFC finished off a 2-1 fightback over the Seattle Sounders.

The other rivalry matches around the league include the Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas in the Texas Derby on Friday at 9pm ET and the Portland Timbers take on the Seattle Sounders in the Cascadia Cup on Sunday at 3:30pm ET.