Get to know the matchup in Keys to the Game, presented by Honda:
MSU Soccer Park Magic?
Last season, the Red Bulls came into their U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 match against Charlotte FC without a win in three matches.
A 3-1 victory saw New York advance in the tournament and go on a run of six total wins in eight matches across all competitions.
Maybe a change of scenery will do the Red Bulls some good in their quest to end a streak of seven matches without a win.
The Red Bulls made an impressive run in the 2022 edition of the U.S. Open Cup, making it all the way to the semi-finals. A 5-1 loss to Orlando City, however, left a bad taste.
Can the 2023 edition of the Red Bulls make another run at a cup trophy?
Atlantic Cup Angst
Since the two clubs first match against each other in 1996, there have been 103 total matches between the Atlantic rivals across all competitions.
This is a rivalry that dates back to the founding of the league, and is one with many moments that mattered throughout the years.
For a Red Bulls club looking to break out of a funk, will a visit from D.C. United help do the trick?