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4- Including Wednesday’s playoff win over Charlotte FC, the Red Bulls have won four consecutive matches for the first time this season.
1- Elias Manoel’s hat trick against Charlotte was the first time in club history that a Red Bulls player has scored three goals in a playoff match.
100- Wednesday’s match was homegrown defender John Tolkin’s 100th appearances across all competitions. He marked the occasion with a goal and two assists in the 5-2 win over Charlotte.
10- With his two assists against Charlotte, Tolkin broke the franchise record for most assists in a single season by a homegrown in franchise history with ten, passing Tyler Adams (2018).
5- The Red Bulls have never lost an away match in Cincinnati since the two clubs first met in 2017, spanning five total matches.
9- In the last nine matches between FC Cincinnati and the New York Red Bulls, the home team has not won. The road team has won the last four matches across all competitions.
31- FC Cincinnati midfielder Luciano Acosta, one of the finalists for the 2023 MLS MVP, has 31 goal contributions in MLS play so far this season.