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BY THE NUMBERS: A Numerical Guide to the New York Derby

The New York Red Bulls are set to take on New York City FC in the second New York Derby of the 2017 MLS regular season.

With the derby fast approaching, here are some numbers to know ahead of Sunday’s clash in the Bronx.

2: Just two points separate New York and NYCFC in the Eastern Conference standings. The Red Bulls (11-8-2, 35 pts.) enter the match in fourth place, while City (11-7-4, 37 pts.) stand in third.

4: The Red Bulls enter Sunday’s derby on a four-match MLS winning streak. During the streak, New York has scored three or more goals in four consecutive games (July 5 - July 29). It is the first time in franchise history that New York has accomplished the feat.

6-2-0: New York is 6-2-0 against NYCFC all time in all competitions. The Red Bulls are 5-1-0 in MLS matchups, and defeated City in their first U.S. Open Cup meeting earlier this season.

8: Bradley Wright-Phillips has scored eight goals in seven MLS games versus NYCFC. With one more goal, BWP (80) will surpass Brian McBride and Josh Wolff for sole possession of 16th place on the MLS regular-season all-time scoring list, and move one behind Brian Ching and Raul Diaz Arce (82).

10-3: The Red Bulls have outscored NYCFC at Yankee Stadium, 10-3, in three games in the Bronx. New York is 2-1-0 all time at Yankee Stadium.

 

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