Get to know who the Red Bulls will be playing in their upcoming matchup with The Other Side:
How They’re Doing
Charlotte FC is a playoff team for the first time in their club’s history.
In their second season as an MLS club, Charlotte has found their way into the postseason after a win on Decision Day against Lionel Messi and Inter Miami CF.
Despite having given up the most points in the league from winning positions, Charlotte found their way into the postseason with three wins and a draw in their final four regular season matches.
New York holds the advantage in the two clubs’ short history against each other, holding a 2-1-2 record with Charlotte across all competitions.
The Red Bulls are unbeaten in New Jersey against Charlotte, with a win and a draw at Red Bull Arena and an Open Cup victory in 2022 at MSU Soccer Park.
Elias Manoel has three of New York’s goals against Charlotte, with a brace in October of last year and an equalizing goal in March at Bank of America Stadium.
Player to Watch: Forward Karol Świderski
The Polish international has been the team’s talisman this season and has carried Charlotte to their first ever postseason appearance.
Świderski is a player to watch because of his performance on the pitch, with 15 goals and eight assists to his name across all competitions. He is also a player to watch, though, because he left their Decision day match against Inter Miami CF with an injury.
If Świderski is on the pitch, he is a name to circle on the team sheet. If he is not able to go, though, it will have an impact on this crucial playoff match.