The New York Red Bulls take on Hartford Athletic in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup at Trinity Health Stadium on Wednesday, April 20. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN+ 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:
1,043- It has been 1,043 days between the Red Bulls match against Hartford Athletic and the last time New York has played a U.S. Open Cup match. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 editions of the cup competition were cancelled.
27- The Red Bulls current roster only has 27 total appearances in the USOC, with only six players having an appearance. The only MLS club roster with less experience in the competition is the Chicago Fire (8 total appearances).
3- Only three players on the current roster, Aaron Long, Tom Barlow, and Cristian Cásseres, have a goal in the USOC competition.
7- Former New York forward John Wolyniec is the club’s all-time leader in USOC goals with seven in 14 games played. The active leading scorer in the cup competition is Tom Barlow with two goals in two appearances.
1,290- Goalkeeper Ryan Meara is the club’s all-time leader in minutes played in the USOC with 1290. Across 13 games played, which is also a club record, Meara has five clean sheets.
1- Hartford Athletic has one USOC win in their club history before this season. It came in a 2-1 victory against New York Cosmos B in the 2019 USOC, their only prior appearance in the competition.