New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew | 2021 MLS Regular Season Match 19
Red Bull Arena – Harrison, N.J. | Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – 8 p.m. ET
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All-Time Series: Columbus leads, 35-32-13
At New York: Red Bulls lead, 18-12-5
HARRISON, N.J. (August 16, 2021) –The New York Red Bulls (5-9-4, 19 points) begin a four-match homestand starting with Columbus Crew (6-7-6, 24 points) on Wednesday, August 18. Kickoff at Red Bull Arena is set for 8 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.
Coverage on MSG begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with the Red Bulls Pregame show. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Shep Messing and Michelle Gingras.
New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 7 p.m. EST with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Stefano Fusaro will carry the Spanish play-by-play responsibilities, beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST.
This will be the first of three meetings between New York and Columbus this season and the only one that will be played at Red Bull Arena. Columbus, the defending MLS Cup champions, are currently on a four-match losing streak after dropping a 1-0 contest to Chicago Fire FC on Sunday. New York holds an advantage against Columbus when playing at Red Bull Arena with a 18-12-5 mark, while outscoring them, 56-42.
Forward Patyrk Klimala scored his fourth goal of the season off a penalty kick on Saturday against CF Montreal and snapped a four-game scoring drought. He is now tied for the team lead in goals scored with midfielders Caden Clark and Cristian Cásseres, Jr. Klimala has now converted both penalty kicks he has taken this season, with the first coming against the Philadelphia Union on July 8 at Red Bull Arena.
Following Wednesday’s match, the Red Bulls continue their homestand with hosting rivals New York City FC for the first New York Derby of the 2021 season on Saturday, August 21. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET on FS1, FOX Deportes and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and NewYorkRedBulls.com.