The New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution are two of the hottest teams in MLS. The Revs are definitely the league's hottest team and are undefeated in 11 games with Jermaine Jones, but the Red Bulls have been good, too, thanks to the attacking exploits of Bradley Wright-Phillips and Thierry Henry.
Now, the two rivals meet in the Eastern Conference final and after 180 minutes, one of these teams will be in the MLS Cup final.
For the first leg, the Red Bulls aren't doing anything special. They're going with their best XI and the team everyone thought they would turn to. The same is true of the Revs. With teams that have been this good, there's no reason to mess with things and neither Mike Petke nor Jay Heaps are.
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles, Richard Eckersley, Jamison Olave, Ibrahim Sekagaya, Ambroise Oyongo, Dax McCarty, Eric Alexander, Lloyd Sam, Peguy Luyindula, Thierry Henry, Bradley Wright Phillips.
New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Chris Tierney, Jose Goncalves, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Scott Caldwell, Jermaine Jones, Kelyn Rowe, Lee Nguyen, Teal Bunbury, Charlie Davies.