Match Preview: Red Bulls Host Atlanta in Home Regular-Season Finale

New York Red Bulls vs. Atlanta United

MLS Regular Season Match 33

Red Bull Arena – Harrison, N.J.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 5 p.m. ET

FS1, FOX Deportes, New York Red Bulls Radio


Game Notes vs. Atlanta

All-time series: New York leads 1-0-0

At home vs. ATL: First meeting

HARRISON, N.J. (Oct. 12, 2017) - The New York Red Bulls (13-12-7) conclude their regular-season home slate with Atlanta United (15-9-8) on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. ET with coverage on FS1, FOX Deportes and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn in English and Spanish.

Sunday’s match is Supporters’ Day, presented by Prudential, and will feature club alumnis Tab Ramos, Giovanni Savarese, Seth Stammler, Hugh MacDonald and Mark Semioli in attendance. Prudential will be pitching in on the fun, presenting seat upgrades to fans throughout the game.

Following the match, there will be a free post-match fireworks show shortly after the end of the game.

New York Red Bulls Radio goes live at 4 p.m. ET with triHonda Countdown to Kickoff, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Ernesto Motta will have the Spanish play-by-play call for New York Red Bulls Radio and will be live at 5 p.m.

New York clinched a spot in the playoffs for the 14th time in the last 15 seasons, which is the most appearances in MLS during that stretch. At the moment, the Red Bulls have clinched the longest active playoff appearance streak at eight. If Seattle were to clinch a spot in the Western Conference playoffs, New York will have the second longest active streak to the Sounders’ nine consecutive appearances.

New York’s eight-straight playoff appearances tie for the third longest streak in MLS. Eight consecutive years in the postseason is also the most amongst New York area sports teams. (The New York Rangers have seven consecutive playoff years entering the 2017-18 season).

Sacha Kljestan recorded his 50th and 51st assist as a Red Bull against Vancouver. His 51 career MLS regular-season assists as a Red Bull are the second most in MLS history over a three-year span, two shy of the record held by Carlos Valderrama. Kljestan’s two assists moved him into sole possession for 10th all-time in MLS history with 84, surpassing Javier Morales. Kljestan, who surpassed Morales, is now the active assist leader in MLS with 84.

Bradley Wright-Phillips’ goal in the 58th minute against Vancouver was his 17th of the season and ties him with Montreal’s Ignacio Piatti for fifth in 2017. The English striker has recorded at least 17 MLS regular-season goals in his first four full seasons as a Red Bull. BWP has raised his career MLS regular-season goal total to 86 and across all competition to 98.

New York and D.C. United are matched up on MLS Decision Day presented by AT&T on Sunday, Oct. 22 at RFK Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. Sunday’s match will mark the final home match for D.C. United at RFK.