The New York Red Bulls (14-11-8, 50 pts.) host Charlotte FC (13-17-3, 42 pts.) for the final regular season match of the season on MLS Decision Day at Red Bull Arena on Sunday, October 9. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG GO, and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and NewYorkRedBulls.com.
Get to know the matchup in By The Numbers, presented by New Jersey Lottery:
13- With Seattle being eliminated from playoff contention, New York now has the longest active consecutive streak of playoff appearances in the league.
2- After falling 2-1 to Columbus on Saturday, New York has suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time this season. The Red Bulls haven’t lost three straight regular season matches since 2019.
4- A win would guarantee a home playoff game for New York for the first time in four years.
8- New York has failed to keep a clean sheet at home since June 23rd, when the Red Bulls beat NYCFC 3-0 in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.
5- Charlotte forward Daniel Ríos has seven MLS goals in 26 appearances so far this season, but five of them have come in the last two matches. Ríos scored in the U.S. Open Cup in Charlotte’s 3-1 loss to New York.
3- With three on the season, Charlotte FC has the fewest draws in the league. New York has eight so far this season.