The New York Red Bulls travel to Austin to take on Austin FC for the first time in club history on Sunday, July 24. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET at Q2 Stadium 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.

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Get to know who the Red Bulls will be playing in their upcoming matchup.

How they’re doing

In just its second season, Austin FC sits second in the Supporters’ Shield chase.

The club has won 12 of 21 games in 2022 and tallied 41 points, just a notch below a two points-per-game average.

Austin is unbeaten in its last seven fixtures following the end of the FIFA International Window, winning five of its games since June 18.

With 42 goals, Austin is the highest scoring team in the league. The club has 10 goals in the last four games and has been shut out just twice all season.

Los Verdes has not been as successful on its home pitch as of late, winning just one of its last four matches at Q2 Stadium.

Head-to-head history

This will be the first meeting between the two sides since Austin joined the league in 2021.

The Red Bulls are undefeated in their first game against expansion teams dating back to 2009, with 10 straight wins in the inaugural match of a series. New York won its opener with an expansion side earlier this season, earning a 2-1 win in U.S. Open Cup play over Charlotte FC.

Player to watch – Forward Sebastián Driussi

The Argentine designated player is tearing it up in his first full season with Austin FC, becoming the club’s first-ever MLS All-Star this month.

No player in the league has a higher combined tally of goals (11) and assists (6). The striker has found the back of the net the third most times in MLS.

In July, he has two goals and two assists across four games. With just one multi-goal game this season, he has scored in 10 different appearances.

Driussi joined Los Verdes midway through their first season in 2021 – scoring five times in 17 appearances.

He came to MLS from Russia’s Zenit Saint Petersburg, where he scored 25 teams across four seasons. Driussi made a jump to the professional level at 17-years-old in 2013, playing until 2017 with Argentina’s most successful club, River Plate.