This Sunday the New York Red Bulls host NYCFC at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m ET.
Here are the Keys to the Game, presented by TriHonda Dealers:
Best Momentum of the Season
The Red Bulls are currently on a six-match unbeaten streak. New York haven’t been on a six-match unbeaten streak since 2018, which ran from the end of the 2018 season to the beginning of the 2019 season.
During this streak, Patryk Klimala and Omir Fernandez have scored three goals each.
Carlos Coronel has picked up four of his ten shutouts during this positive run.
“I think the last few weeks show us that we have -- or we had seven games in 21 days, and my boys show in every game, a constantly good performance, and also today,” said Head Coach Gerhard Struber after Saturday’s win. “And also this gives the team a big power that we come home with clean sheets and we realize games with clean sheets, and we are always good for one, two and more goals.”
Six Games Left
Of the six matches left, only two of them are against opponents -- Atlanta and Columbus -- that aren’t in the top-seven. However, both Atlanta and Columbus are still in the race for one of those last spots in the playoffs.
As showcased in the win over Miami, all of New York’s remaining matches will have a playoff feel to them.
Winning the New York Derby regular season series will put the Red Bulls in a great spot ahead of their back-to-back away games at Columbus and D.C.
NYCFC Are Winless in Last Four Games
Ronny Deila’s team has two draws and two losses in their last four games. Since that 1-1 draw against RBNY on September 22, NYCFC haven’t scored a goal in their last three games.
They didn’t have games over the weekend like RBNY, so they will enter the match with extra rest.
Right-back Anton Tinnerholm, who started in the most recent New York Derby match at Yankee Stadium, won’t be available after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon during their visit to Nashville SC.