Columbus, OH – Red Bull New York and the Columbus Crew will rekindle their rivalry when they meet at Crew Stadium on Saturday.
It will be a battle of in-form sides as both clubs have impressed in recent weeks.
New York has won three of its last four league outings, most recently claiming a dramatic 2-1 victory at Toronto FC.
It looked as if the two sides were heading to a draw when Jonathan Osorio equalized for Toronto seven minutes from time, but Tim Cahill managed to nod home a cross from Thierry Henry to help the Red Bulls steal all three points.
"Being the footballer he is, he knew exactly where I was, he put it in the air and from there I suppose it was only going to be one winner," Cahill told the club's official website of Henry's cross.
Seeing Cahill connect with Henry is good sign for Red Bulls supporters who were waiting for the Australia international to produce goals.
It appears as though Cahill has found his best position, sitting in front of Dax McCarty but behind Henry and Fabian Espindola in order to make late runs into the box and utilize his superb aerial ability.
"If they're not going to follow me and follow their runners, there was only going to be one winner on that cross," Cahill continued. "And that's probably what I've been looking for all season. I suppose it's the just reward for keep knocking on the door, because I think in other games I've contributed probably a lot more and the goals haven't gone in."
Tasked with keeping tabs on Cahill and Henry will be Glauber, who has been arguably the Crew's most outstanding defender through their first eight games of the season.
The Brazilian's arrival has aided the club's defense in conceding just seven goals this season, an average of less than one goal per match.
On the surface, the greatest weakness in Glauber's game has been his propensity to pick up cautions. His four yellow cards on the season mean that the 29-year-old will face suspension on his next caution.
"He can't change the way he plays," defender Chad Marshall told the club's official website regarding Glauber's style of play. "You can't think about it. If you pick up the fifth [caution] and you've got to sit out, then so be it. But I don't think you can change the way you play because then you're tentative and you're not as effective as you normally are."