The New York Red Bulls (10-6-6, 36 pts.) will host the Colorado Rapids (6-9-6, 24 pts.) at Red Bull Arena for the first time since 2019 on Tuesday, August 2. Kickoff is set for 7:30 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.

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Get to know who the Red Bulls’ will be hosting in their upcoming match.

How they’re doing

The Rapids sit toward the bottom of the Western Conference without a win on the road this season.

The club’s results have been trending downward since late May, earning just one win in the last eight matches.

This upcoming matchup will be Colorado’s first in 10 days since a 2-1 loss on the road against Seattle.

They’re third from the bottom of the league in goals scored this season (25 in 21 matches), but the Rapids have managed to find the back of the net more consistently since the beginning of July. Including a 2-0 win over the LA Galaxy on July 16, the team has scored eight goals in its last five matches.

Head-to-head history

The Rapids lead this tightly-contested series 19-17-7, all-time in MLS play.

This will be the first meeting between the two sides since 2019, when Colorado earned a 2-0 road victory in late August. 

That match is the only time the Rapids have won in Red Bull Arena against New York. 

Player to watch – Forward Gyasi Zardes

Colorado traded for the MLS veteran to bolster its attacking efforts back in early May, and he’s starting to find his form.

Zardes has scored twice in the last three games, helping earn a come-from-behind 1-1 draw against Orlando and sealing the 2-0 victory against the Galaxy. He also had an assist in a draw against Real Salt Lake earlier in the month.

Prior to this stretch, he had just one goal and one assist in nine league outings.

American soccer fans are likely familiar with the 30-year-old, who started on MLS Cup-winning sides Columbus (2020) and LA Galaxy (2014) and has been a fixture on the U.S. national team since 2015, scoring 14 times in 67 caps.