After securing a playoff berth for the eighth straight season, the New York Red Bulls play hosts to MLS newcomers Atlanta United FC this Sunday at Red Bull Arena.
Before Sunday’s match, here are some key statistics to keep in mind before this weekend’s matchup:
1-0-0: In their only previous matchup, the Red Bulls beat Atlanta United in Georgia to kick off the 2017 MLS season, 2-1. Sunday’s match will mark the first time the two sides meet at Red Bull Arena.
6: Daniel Royer has scored a goal in back-to-back matches and in six of the last MLS games he has played in. Royer, who played in his second game back from injury last weekend, has scored 12 goals this season.
14: New York also 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. New York’s eight-straight playoff appearances are tied for the third longest streak in MLS.
17: After earning a pair of assists on Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps, Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan currently sits atop the MLS assist-leaders standings with 17 on the year. Kljestan’s assists last weekend boosted his total to 51 MLS regular-season assists as a Red Bull, which are the second most in MLS history over a three-year span, two shy of the record held by Carlos Valderrama.
94: On the year, Luis Robles has 94 saves for the Red Bulls, fourth most in the MLS. New York’s “Ironman” has started and played 172 consecutive full MLS games.