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KEYS TO THE GAME, pres. by Honda: New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls (12-10-5, 41 pts.) head to Yankee Stadium to take on New York City FC (12-5-8, 44 pts.) in the next edition of the New York Derby on Saturday night.

Get to know the Keys to the Game, presented by Honda:

Ready Royer

Daniel Royer has been getting a ton of chances as the Red Bulls shifted the winger into a second striker formation.

Royer, who has nine goals on the year, will look to hit double digits against New York City FC on Saturday night. 

Halt Heber

NYCFC's leading goal scorer is Héber, who has 11 on the year. 

With Amro Tarek suspended due to double yellows against D.C., expect the tandem of Tim Parker and Aaron Long locking down the centerback positions at Yankee Stadium.

Pitch Perfect

How will the Red Bulls adjust to the field dimensions at Yankee Stadium? New York hasn't picked up a win in the Bronx since 2016 (when they won 7-0).

Will the second striker be in effect, allowing Kaku more room to roam in the tightly-packed midfield? Will we see an adjustment on the backline to disrupt City's attack? 

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