Keys to the Game

KEYS TO THE GAME, pres. by Toyota: D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls


The New York Red Bulls (5-2-5, 20 pts.) travel to Audi Field to face off against D.C. United (4-3-5, 17 pts.) on Wednesday, May 15.

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

The Atlantic Cup Rivalry

The Red Bulls and D.C. United will meet for the 89th time in the regular season in their franchise histories. D.C. United lead the way with a 37-34-17 mark against the Red Bulls in regular season.

New York are on a six-match unbeaten streak across all competitions against D.C. United and have posted six results in their last eight matches at Audi Field.

Containing Christian Benteke

D.C. United forward Christian Benteke is currently tied for the MLS Golden Boot lead with 11 goals scored this season and he leads MLS in aerial duels won with 134, which is 80 more than the player that ranks in second place.

Red Bulls defender Sean Nealis ranks second in MLS over the last three seasons in aerial duels won and will need to help contain Benteke on Wednesday night.

Great Scot

Lewis Morgan scored his eighth goal of the season in New York’s 4-2 win over New England Revolution on Saturday, May 11. Morgan ranks fifth in MLS in goals scored and also ranks tied for fifth in goal involvements with 12.

Morgan is one goal shy of moving into a tie for ninth place in franchise history for most career goals scored by a Red Bulls player in MLS play.

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. Christian Miles will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Lori Lindsey 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.