Match Preview: BWP vs. Chicago

Match Preview: New York Red Bulls Wrap Up Three-Match Homestand Versus Chicago

New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire

2017 MLS Regular Season

Red Bull Arena – Harrison, N.J.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. ET

MSG, MSG GO, New York Red Bulls Radio


Games Notes vs. Chicago

All-time series: 16-26-11

At home vs. Chicago: 12-11-3

HARRISON, N.J. (April 27, 2017) – The New York Red Bulls (4-3-1, 13 pts) will host Autism Awareness Night at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, for their match against Chicago Fire presented by Speedway. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET, with coverage on MSG, MSG GO, Sirius XM 85 and New York Red Bulls Radio on Tunein.

Coverage of Saturday’s match on MSG begins at 7 p.m. with Red Bulls Game Night. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Shep Messing and Tina Cervasio.

New York Red Bulls Radio gets underway with Countdown to Kickoff, hosted by Matt Harmon, at 6:30 p.m. ET. Harmon will call the game in English alongside former MetroStar and Red Bull Steve Jolley while Ernesto Motta provides Spanish play-by-play.

Following a 2-0 win over then-first place Columbus on Saturday, New York has blanked its first four opponents at Red Bull Arena. It is the first time in club history that the Red Bulls have not allowed a goal at home through the first four games of a season. The Red Bulls have stretched their unbeaten streak at Red Bull Arena to 18 consecutive matches (15-0-3). During the stretch, the Red Bulls have tallied 12 clean sheets.

For the first time in franchise history, five Homegrown players made an appearance in the same match on Saturday against Columbus. Alex Muyl, Tyler Adams and Connor Lade started for the Red Bulls and Sean Davis and Derrick Etienne came off the bench.

Muyl carried over his momentum from D.C. and tallied his second-straight game-winning goal against Columbus. Muyl has already doubled the amount of game-winning goals by a Homegrown player in the first eight games of 2017 than the previous two seasons. Connor Lade’s goal in the 37th minute against Orlando City was the only game-winning goal by a Homegrown player last season.

Sacha Kljestan continues to create opportunities for the offense as he tallied his fourth assist of 2017 and his 12th career game-winning assist versus Columbus. Kljestan surpassed Thierry Henry as the club’s all-time leader with 12 game-winning assists.

New York and Chicago have gone toe-to-toe 53 times with the Fire owning a 26-16-11 all-time lead. The Red Bulls, however, have turned the tide against Chicago at Red Bull Arena. New York owns a 5-2-1 mark when it hosts Chicago at RBA.

The Red Bulls have outscored the Fire, 17-13, at Red Bull Arena, including three clean sheets and wins in the last two matches. Chicago has held New York scoreless just once in the last eight matches at Red Bull Arena.

New York will hit the road for back-to-back matches, beginning with Sporting KC on Wednesday, May 3 and wrap up with Philadelphia on Saturday, May 6. Kickoff against Sporting KC is set for 8:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on MSG. The match will also be carried on New York Red Bulls Radio in English.



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