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THE OTHER SIDE: What You Need to Know About New York City FC


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How They’re Doing

It was an offseason of change for New York City FC. Club pillars like Sean Johnson and Alexander Callens went elsewhere before the start of the 2023 season, but NYCFC still maintains a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Yankee Stadium and Citi Field have been fortresses so far in 2023. They are 4-0-1 in those friendly confines.

The road has not been kind to NYCFC, however. They have been shutout four times across all competitions and have yet to register a win.

Head-to-Head History

The Red Bulls have historically controlled the series, falling just seven times in 23 meetings and racking up 13 wins.

Last season, however, New York City swept the Red Bulls in their two league matches. It was the first time since 2017 that they swept the Red Bulls.

Of the 23 total matchups between these New York Derby rivals, the home team has won 16 of them.

Player to Watch: Midfielder Santiago Rodríguez

Midfielder Santiago Rodríguez has been pulling the strings for the NYCFC offense so far this season, leading them with four goals and 20 total attacking assists in 11 appearances.

In 80 total appearances for NYC across all competitions, he has tallied 17 goals and 22 assists.

While many important players left in the offseason, Rodríguez returned and has lit a spark in NYC’s attack so far this season.