Keys to the Game

KEYS TO THE GAME, pres. by Toyota: Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls


The New York Red Bulls (2-0-1, 7 pts.) will travel to Field on Saturday, March 16 to battle the defending MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew (2-0-1, 7 pts.). 

Here are the Keys to the Game, presented by Toyota:

Defending Champs

The Red Bulls have a big early-season test on their hands, facing off against the reigning MLS Cup champions in their place, Field.

The Crew have only lost one of its last 31 home matches in all competitions dating back to August 2022 (19-1-8).

Game Winners

Lewis Morgan has scored in back-to-back matches, both being game-winning goals in 2-1 victories. Morgan has now scored 20 goals for RBNY across all competitions.

In 2022, Morgan scored a club-high 14 goals in the regular season, which is the most by a midfielder in franchise history.

7 Points

New York and Columbus sit atop the Eastern Conference with seven points each, 2-0-1 records for both. The Red Bulls are currently on a six-match regular season road unbeaten streak, which is the fourth-longest in franchise history.

The season start is tied for the best in New York’s club history -- and with a win, it would continue to be tied for the best start by New York.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV in English and Spanish and New York Red Bulls Radio in English via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and
Coverage on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Tony Husband will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Ross Smith on the English side, while Oscar Salazar will have the play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Jamie Macias on the Spanish side. New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 7 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Toyota, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley.

Red Bulls Radio

Red Bulls Radio

Listen to every match, live, on New York Red Bulls Radio! Veteran soccer play-by-play voice Matt Harmon will handle the broadcasts alongside former MetroStars and Red Bulls standout Steve Jolley providing color commentary.