The New York Red Bulls return home to Red Bull Arena to host Pride Night against Orlando City SC on Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET (TV: MSG, STREAM: MSG GO, RADIO: New York Red Bulls Radio on Tunein).
Here are seven reasons to catch Saturday’s match against Orlando.
Celebrate Pride Night at Red Bull Arena
On Saturday night, the New York Red Bulls will celebrate their inaugural Pride Night at Red Bull Arena to further enhance the Red Bulls and MLS' stance on inclusion and equality, and ensure that everyone feels welcome and safe at Red Bull Arena.
Use promo code PRIDE17 to receive an exclusive Pride Night scarf and $3 from each ticket purchased will be donated to You Can Play Project.
The night will also feature a pre-game Pride Night panel, featuring Jason Collins, Sue Wicks, Chris Mosier and more.
For more information, visit NewYorkRedBulls.com/pride.
Robles Set to Tie McCarty for Most MLS Starts
Luis Robles continues to etch his name into the club record books.
With a start on Saturday, the Ironman will tie Dax McCarty’s club record of 163 MLS starts.
If Robles makes six more appearances for the Red Bulls this season, he will also tie McCarty (169) for the most MLS games played in franchise history.
BWP vs. Dom Dwyer
Bradley Wright-Phillips is on a tear.
The two-time Golden Boot winner has scored four goals in the last three matches and looks to build upon his season tally of 13 MLS goals against Orlando.
Lining up opposite of BWP for Orlando is newly acquired U.S. international, Dom Dwyer, who will be gunning for his first MLS goal as a Lion at Red Bull Arena.
Following Saturday’s Pride Night match, stay in your seats at the conclusion of the match for a post-game Fireworks and Light Show!
Former Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year Kaka makes his return to Red Bull Arena to play the second game of his MLS career.
The Red Bulls hope to shut down Orlando’s star playmaker, who recorded three assists in his only MLS game at Red Bull Arena.
Playoff Race Continues to Heat Up
Through 22 games, the New York Red Bulls (11-9-2, 35 pts.) are tied in fourth place of the Eastern Conference with Atlanta United FC.
Orlando City SC (8-9-6, 30 pts.) stands in seventh place, just below the red line.
Expect a hard-fought match on Saturday as New York hopes to gain ground on NYCFC, and Orlando hopes to jump back above the red line.
MLS’ Save Leaders Face Off
Perhaps the most intriguing matchup on Saturday will be between the goalkeepers.
Joe Bendik (83) and Luis Robles (78) are No. 1 and 2 in MLS saves this season.
Bendik got the best of the Red Bulls last time out, recording a shutout at home, 1-0.
Robles has totaled seven shutouts with a 1.32 Goals Allowed Average this season, while Bendik has six clean sheets and a 1.43 GAA.