The New York Red Bulls (5-2-2, 17 pts.) return home to Red Bull Arena to take on the Portland Timbers (2-3-5, 11 pts.) on Saturday, May 7. Kickoff is set for 7:00 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.
Get to know the matchup in Keys to the Game, presented by Honda:
Trouble for Timbers
These two sides haven't linked up at Red Bull Arena since the first match of the 2018 season which saw New York come out 4-0 victors.
RBNY also won the last meeting between the two clubs, in September 2019, 2-0 at Providence Park.
New York holds a 5-2-3 record vs. the Timbers in MLS action.
Luquinhas' addition has sparked the New York offense. He's notched three assists across all competitions and added a goal.
The Brazilian has already notched nine key passes in just 345 minutes of MLS action.
Look for the midfielder to keep the action rolling vs. Portland.
New York leads the league in fouls committed -- by a large margin.
RBNY have already committed 174 fouls in 2022, with the second most from a club with 136 (Philadelphia Union). The Timbers have fouled opponents 133 times.
Portland, meanwhile, have been issued the most yellow cards in MLS with 33, while New York has just 28 yellows.
Look for the ref to get a good workout in on Saturday.