The New York Red Bulls begin the month on the road Sunday, July 3 against Sporting Kansas City. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET at Children’s Mercy Park 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:

Road Warriors Return?

After a historic 5-0-0 start to the season away from home, the Red Bulls are suddenly on a 0-3-1 road slump.

The Road Warriors are now on a 294-minute scoreless streak on the road, but a return to form could be in the cards against a Sporting Kansas City side that sits in 13th place in the Western Conference.

Late-Game Heroics

In five of New York’s last six wins or draws across all competitions, they’ve scored in the 89th minute or later. 

The latest example was Serge Ngoma’s 89th minute winner against Atlanta United at Red Bull Arena on Thursday. 

If the Red Bulls are down late or are searching for a winner, they’ve proven they have the ability to find that late goal.

Rein In Russell

Kansas City forward Johnny Russell will be one of the main focuses of the New York defense on Sunday.

Russell leads the team with five goals, and has 50 goals in more than 150 appearances for the team during the past five seasons.

Against a team that only has three players with more than one MLS league goal this season, Russell will be one of the keys to keeping Kansas City’s attack at bay.