Keys to the Game

KEYS TO THE GAME, pres. by Honda: New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls


Get to know the matchup in Keys to the Game, presented by Honda:

Up For It

Both sides of the New York Derby are desperately searching for three points. Securing the win in a big derby match at a crucial point of the season could light a spark in a push for the playoffs.

Whichever team brings the most energy and sense of urgency will likely come away with the result.

Day at the Ballpark

The Red Bulls are undefeated against NYC in 2023, but lost their last trip to Yankee Stadium.

In the derby, NYC has made their home a fortress. Since losing to the Red Bulls 7-0 in the Bronx in 2016, the Red Bulls have only managed one win on the road against their closest rivals.

Handling a hostile road environment will be crucial. A second home win of the season coming at the home of NYCFC would be a huge boost for the Red Bulls.

Go Ahead

The winner of the past seven matches between these two rivals has held a clean sheet, as well.

In such tightly-contested matches, getting out ahead with the first goal will be crucial in trying to secure a season sweep of NYCFC.