The club is currently enduring a victory drought that may be even more frustrating.
The short-handed Red Bulls look to end a six-game winless stretch Friday night when they host the Revolution, who have dropped three straight.
New York (4-2-7) allowed a goal in second-half stoppage time last Saturday in a 1-1 draw at Columbus. The Red Bulls are 0-1-5 since their last victory, 1-0 over Sporting Kansas City on April 30.
"We should have won this game," coach Hans Backe told the Red Bulls' official website. "Only one minute and seconds to go and we had the ball in a good area, but that is the way it is."
The Red Bulls were missing six players due to international duty - Rafael Marquez (Mexico), Tim Ream and Juan Agudelo (United States), Dane Richards (Jamaica), Dwayne De Rosario (Canada) and goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul (Senegal).
The late goal resulted in an angry New York locker room, with French superstar Thierry Henry opting not to make any post-match comments.
"Everyone is fuming in there," forward Luke Rodgers said. "There's a lot of arguing."
Backe is trying to make sure the sour mood doesn't overshadow the reality of dealing with the numerous absences.
"I would be very, very happy if we could pick up one point the next three weeks every game," the coach said. "We can't have any expectations with six players out.
New York went 0-8-6 in 14 meetings with New England (3-6-4) before a 2-0 victory to close 2010. The Red Bulls hadn't beaten the Revolution since a 5-4 win Sept. 17, 2005.
New England enters with its confidence low after last Saturday's sloppy 1-0 loss at FC Dallas. The Revolution were outshot 19-3.
"A lot of the problems we had tonight were giving the ball away," coach Steve Nicol said. "We either gave it away or didn't give a good pass when we were not under any pressure. We turned it over too many times and away from home, that is always going to lead to the opposition scoring."
The Revolution are without midfielder Benny Feilhaber, who has an ankle sprain but would be with the United States national team if he was healthy anyway.
New England has been outscored 7-1 during a four-game road losing streak. The Revolution have MLS' worst offense with 10 goals, none in the last two games.
"We haven't scored a goal in a couple games and with us if we make one mistake it usually comes back to haunt us," goalkeeper Matt Reis said.
Midfielder Shalrie Joseph has a team-high four goals, but none in the Revolution's last five road games. He's got two goals and eight assists in 24 games against New York.
Reis missed both matchups last season due to knee surgery. He's 11-2-7 in his career against the Red Bulls.