MatchDay: Red Bulls vs. Lyon (Tuesday, 8 PM, MSG)

Get up to speed on match notes and probable starters ahead of Tuesday's friendly vs. Lyon

THE MATCH

Red Bulls vs. Lyon
Tuesday, July 15
8:00 PM Eastern
Watch on MSG

 

MATCH NOTES

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ABOUT THE MATCH

The Red Bulls are coming off a complete 4-0 win over the then-Eastern Conference leading Montreal Impact at Red Bull Arena last Saturday. Thierry Henry paced New York with a goal and two assists while three other Red Bulls found the back of the net in the victory.

Lyon qualified for the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League after finishing in third place in Ligue 1 in its 2012-13 campaign with 67 points and a 19-9-10 record. The French club had a distinguished run from 2001 to 2008, winning seven-straight Ligue 1 championships while reaching the Champions League quarterfinals three consecutive times (2003-04 to 2005-06). Lyon’s best finish in the Champions League came in the 2009-10 season, when it earned a spot in the semifinals. The side is currently managed by Rémi Garde.

The Red Bulls have never faced Lyon. However, Lyon did play at Red Bull Arena on July 28, 2012 as part of the 2012 Trophee Des Champions against Montpellier Hérault SC – a match OL won 4-2 on penalties after the teams tied 2-2 in regulation. Red Bulls forward Peguy Luyindula was able to compete in the UEFA Champions League at Lyon from 2001-2004, scoring 46 goals in 126 appearances in all competitions while helping his team win two league championships.

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