The New York Red Bulls take on New York City FC at Red Bull Arena in the U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals on Wednesday, June 21. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN+ 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:
Despite a patchy start to the season at Red Bull Arena, New York is on a six-match unbeaten home stretch, including two wins in their last two.
Since New York CIty FC’s inaugural season, the Red Bulls are 7-1-2 at home against their Hudson River neighbors.
An eighth home win against NYCFC will secure New York’s spot in the U.S. Open Cup semi-finals.
Luqui and Lewis
Lewis Morgan and Luquinhas have been firing on all cylinders for the New York attack, especially at home.
Morgan has scored in each of his last three home starts for the Red Bulls, while Luquinhas has scored three in his last two home starts.
Against an NYCFC defense that has only allowed two goals in their last nine matches across all competitions, both Morgan and Luquinhas will need to continue their hot offensive streak.
Taty is Trouble
New York City’s leading goal-scorer will need to be a focal point for the Red Bulls defense.
In only 1,044 minutes played in 12 starts this season, Taty Castellanos has a team-leading seven goals and 52 total scoring attempts.
Taty could cause trouble if he is not a focal point of the Red Bulls’ defense.