The New York Red Bulls begin the month on the road Sunday, July 3 against Sporting Kansas City. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET at Children’s Mercy Park 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:
60: This will be the 60th meeting between New York and Kansas City across all competitions. It has been a pretty even series, with Kansas City holding the slight 23-22-14 edge.
16: At 16 years and 357 days old, Serge Ngoma became the youngest player to score a goal in MLS this season. The North Plainfield, New Jersey, native is the third-youngest player to score in club history after Jozy Altidore and Eddie Gaven.
3: The Red Bulls are the first team in league history to have three different players score a goal before their 17th birthday.
0: After going a historic 5-0-0 on the road to start the season, New York has now hit a road slump. They are 0-3-1 away from home, with all three coming in 2-0 defeats. The Red Bulls are currently on a 294-minute streak without an away goal.
10: Lewis Morgan’s goal against Atlanta was his eighth in MLS play and tenth across all competitions this season. Both are the team lead. He has converted all three penalty kicks that he has taken this season, which leads the team.
14: Kansas City manager Peter Vermes has been with the club for 14 straight seasons, dating back to 2009. He is the MLS all-time leader in matches coached for one club and he has won the most MLS matches among all players and head coaches in league history.
5: Kansas City forward Johnny Russell leads the team with five MLS league goals. He is only one of three players on the roster to have more than one goal this season.