The New York Red Bulls (10-6-6, 36 pts.) will host the Colorado Rapids (6-9-6, 24 pts.) at Red Bull Arena for the first time since 2019 on Tuesday, August 2. 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 Keys to the Game, presented by Honda:
Tuesday Turn Up
The New York players are coming off the emotional high of an experience of a lifetime, having just battled with FC Barcelona in a friendly match on Saturday.
While a Tuesday night game against Colorado may not have the same shine to it, this is a crucial game for the Red Bulls to get back on track and keep pushing towards the top of the conference.
Happy at Home
After a rocky start, New York has made home a fortress after being unbeaten in eight of their last nine matches.
Colorado, on the other hand, has yet to win on the road in 2022. Can the Red Bulls continue the Rapids’ road woes and earn their fifth win of the season at Red Bull Arena?
While New York has the best expected goals against total in the league, there have been a lack of clean sheets lately.
The Red Bulls’ defense has only kept one clean sheet in their last seven matches, but will be looking for one going up against a Colorado team that has only scored 25 goals in the league so far this season, which is third-worst in MLS.