The New York Red Bulls (5-2-3, 18 pts.) travel to Subaru Park to take on the Philadelphia Union (5-1-4, 19 pts.) on Saturday, May 14. Kickoff is set for 7:30 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:
15- In the 37 previous matchups between New York and Philadelphia across all competitions, the two teams have an even record with 15 wins each, along with seven draws.
8- This matchup will feature two strong defensive units. New York and Philadelphia are tied for the lowest amount of goals against in the Eastern Conference with eight goals conceded each.
0.8- New York has the best xGA (expected goals against) in the MLS with just 0.8 goals expected against them per game. They also have a defense that has traveled well, with a 0.89 xGA away from home, good enough for second best in the league.
337- New York and Philadelphia also lead the league in fouls committed, with 185 and 152 fouls, respectively.
38.4- Like New York, Philadelphia is a team that doesn’t mind giving up the bulk of the possession in a match. They have the lowest possession percentage in the league with 38.4%.
20- Philadelphia defender Kai Wagner will also assist the attack from his full back position. He leads the Union with 20 total attacking assists, and has assisted four goals so far this season, which also leads the team.
18- Not much has gotten past John Tolkin so far this season. He leads the team with 18 interceptions, and is tied for second on the team with 15 tackles won.