The New York Red Bulls (15-11-8, 53 pts.) host FC Cincinnati (12-9-13, 49 pts.) in Round One of the 2022 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs on Saturday, October 15 at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. ET with local 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, while national coverage will be on UniMas and TUDN.
Get to know the matchup in By The Numbers, presented by New Jersey Lottery:
1- FC Cincinnati is making its first MLS playoff appearance in club history after setting club records for points (49), wins (12), and goals (64).
14- Lewis Morgan finished the season with 14 goals, and 17 across all competitions.
2- Elias Manoel’s two goals against Charlotte FC was New York’s fourth multi-goal performance of the season, and the first since Luquinhas’ brace against D.C. United on May 27.
19- FC Cincinnati midfielder Luciano Acosta had the most assists in 2022 with 19 in 30 appearances. He has two goals and one assist in his last two appearances.
0- Cincinnati has not been shut out in an MLS match since their 2-0 loss to Columbus on July 17. In their last five matches, they have scored 16 goals.
1- Neither team has scored more than one goal in any of their last five meetings, with a total of six goals being scored over those games. Both 2022 matchups ended in a 1-1 draw.