HEAD TO HEAD: News and notes ahead of #NYvORL

NEW YORK RED BULLS vs. ORLANDO CITY
RED BULL ARENA, Harrison, N.J.
APRIL 24, 2016 (WEEK 8, MLS GAME #74)
7:30 pm ET (FS1, MLS LIVE)

The New York Red Bulls continue their 2016 season this Sunday, April 24th versus Orlando City SC at Red Bull Arena.

The game will kickoff at 7:30 pm with coverage on Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes and the Red Bulls Radio Network on TuneIn.  It’s Wings For Life Night at Red Bull Arena; and the club will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its inaugural home match.

The Red Bulls are returning home after playing two away games last week at the San Jose Earthquakes and the Colorado Rapids, ending in 2-0 and 2-1 losses for New York, respectively. Orlando City comes to Red Bull Arena after a 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution at home last week.

The Red Bulls are 1-2-0 at home this season while Orlando City is 1-1-0 on the road.

The Red Bulls met Orlando City twice last season, Orlando City’s first in MLS, and traded away wins. The Red Bulls notched a 2-0 win at the Citrus Bowl in July thanks to goals from Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella, and Orlando City earned a 5-2 at Red Bull Arena in September powered by a hat trick from reigning MLS Rookie of the Year Cyle Larin.

At the conclusion of the Red Bulls’ most recent match versus Colorado, goalkeeper Luis Robles set an MLS record by starting and playing a full 90 minutes for the 113th consecutive match. Robles was recognized as the 2015 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year last season.

After Sunday, the Red Bulls will host FC Dallas at Red Bull Arena on Friday, April 29. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. with coverage on Red Bulls Radio Network, Unimas and Univision. 

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  • The Red Bulls lost their fourth consecutive match, and for a sixth time in seven outings this season, dropping a 2-1 decision at the Colorado Rapids on Saturday evening. Ronald Zubar scored the Red Bulls’ lone goal, their first since March 19, ending their goalless drought after 337 minutes, the fifth-longest attacking shutout streak in the club’s history.
  • Kaká and Kevin Molino each scored their second goals of the season – both in the last three games – but Orlando City SC conceded a late equalizer for a 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution on Sunday afternoon at the Citrus Bowl. Kaká’s goal came from the penalty spot after just 97 seconds – the earliest converted penalty kick in MLS history.
  • The teams split their two meetings a year ago in Orlando City’s first MLS season, the road team winning on each occasion. The Red Bulls claimed a 2-0 victory on July 18 at the Citrus Bowl, then Orlando City turned the tables in a 5-2 triumph Sept. 25 at Red Bull Arena.

REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. AR1 (bench): Corey Rockwell; AR2 (opposite): James Conlee; 4th: Mark Kadlecik
MLS Career: 124 games; FC/gm: 24.2; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 22; pens: 21

SUSPENDED: ORL: Antonio Nocerino (through April 24)
DISABLED LIST: NYR: Damian Perrinelle
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (2 meetings): Red Bulls 1 win, 4 goals … Orlando City 1 win, 5 goals … Ties 0
AT RED BULL ARENA (1 meeting): Red Bulls 0 wins, 2 goals … Orlando City 1 win, 5 goals … Ties 0
RETURN MATCH: 7/13: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m. ET

COACHES' RECORD:
Jesse Marsch vs. ORL: P2 W1 L1 T0
Adrian Heath vs. NYR: P2 W1 L1 T0

MLS Injury Report

MLS Disciplinary Summary

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