Get to know who the Red Bulls will be playing in their upcoming matchup with The Other Side:
How They’re Doing
Nashville SC has been seen as a strong playoff contender all season long, but their recent form has seen them fall in the Eastern Conference standings.
Nashville currently sit in seventh place in the East. Since their return from a Leagues Cup tournament that saw them edged out on penalties in the Final, they have only recorded two wins.
Their stout defense has kept them in almost every match this season. In 33 matches, they have only given up a league-best 31 goals.
Although they find themselves locked into the playoffs and have no chance of falling into the wild card match, they can still move up to fifth place in the standings with a win.
Nashville and New York met in the preseason, where a Cristian Cásseres Jr. goal in the first half led the Red Bulls to a 1-0 victory. Now they’ll meet in the final regular season match of the 2023 season.
In total, the clubs have only met three times, with New York owning that win and two draws against Nashville.
Despite the short history between the two clubs, this will not be the first time that they have met on Decision Day. A 1-1 draw on the final day of the 2021 regular season saw New York qualify for the postseason.
Player to Watch: Midfielder Hany Mukhtar
The 2022 MLS MVP has followed that up with another stellar season for Nashville SC.
In 33 appearances, Mukhtar has 15 goals and 11 assists. Both totals lead Nashville by a wide margin.
In a match where goals will be tough to come by against a stout Nashville defense, the Red Bulls can’t let Hany get hot on the other end of the pitch.