Match Preview: Red Bulls Host Orlando City on Pride Night

New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC

MLS Regular Season Match 23

Red Bull Arena – Harrison, N.J.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. ET

MSG, MSG GO, New York Red Bulls Radio


Game Notes vs. Orlando

All-time series: Red Bulls lead 3-2-1

At Home vs. ORL: 2-1-0

HARRISON, N.J. (August 9, 2017) –  Looking to bounce back from Sunday’s loss to NYCFC, the New York Red Bulls (11-8-2) return to Red Bull Arena to host Orlando City SC (8-9-6) on Pride Night on Saturday. 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 on TuneIn.

Coverage of Saturday’s match on MSG begins at 7 p.m. with Honda 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 goes live at 6:30 p.m. ET with triHonda Countdown to Kickoff, hosted by Matt Harmon.

New York’s four-match MLS winning streak was snapped Sunday night at Yankee Stadium as David Villa’s first MLS hat trick edged Bradley Wright-Phillips’ 14th career MLS regular-season brace. Despite the three goals allowed, Luis Robles recorded a game-best and a season-high seven saves in net.

With Daniel Royer falling to injury early in the match, Wright-Phillips picked up the slack as he tallied his 12th and 13th goal of the season to move to third amongst the league’s best this season. The English striker has caught fire of late, scoring nine goals in the last 10 games. All 13 of BWP’s goals this season have occurred during the run of play.

Sacha Kljestan continued to build upon his resume as one of the league’s top distributing midfielders as he tallied his 78th and 79th career assists on Sunday. It was the 10th multi-assist performance of his career and he moved into sole possession of 13th all-time in league history.

Saturday’s match will feature two goalkeepers that sit atop the league in saves. Joe Bendik leads the league with 83 saves, while Luis Robles is tied for second with 78. Bendik (6) and Robles (7) combine for 13 shutouts this season.

New York travels to Cincinnati for a U.S. Open Cup Semifinal match against FC Cincinnati on Tuesday, August 15.