The New York Red Bulls take on Atlanta United at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, June 18. Kickoff is set for 8:00 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.

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

Strike First

New York has been tough to beat when they get the first goal of the match. In 2022, they are 6-1-2 when they get out ahead first, and are 27-8-7 in the past three seasons when they accomplish that.

Against an Atlanta team that has only one one league game on the road this season, getting the first goal will be crucial to keeping their win total away from Mercedes-Benz Stadium at one.

Month of Morgan

It has been a successful month for Lewis Morgan. In two home matches during the month of June, Morgan has a goal in each.

The Scottish winger has scored nine goals across all competitions for New York this year, which leads the club. 

Morgan will look to keep his hot streak alive against Atlanta United.

Brazilian Brick Wall

Carlos Coronel recorded his fourth clean sheet of the season and his 17th with New York on June 18th against Toronto. He then followed that up with a U.S. Open Cup clean sheet against New York City FC.

Coronel has now recorded 11 clean sheets at Red Bull Arena in his career, and is now tied with Jon Conway for third place in franchise history in shutouts.