This Sunday, the New York Red Bulls will take I-95 southbound to Washington D.C. to face their Atlantic Cup rivals, D.C. United.
Before the Red Bulls hit the field for the final time during the MLS regular season, here are seven key reasons why you should tune in to watch Sunday’s match.
Last Match at RFK
After playing at RFK Stadium for 22 years, this will be the last time an MLS match takes place at the stadium. Before D.C. United move into Audi Field next year, the Red Bulls have one last chance to face their original MLS foes at their original home stadium.
End October on a High
Since the start of October, the Red Bulls are 1-0-1 in October with a win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC and a draw with Atlanta United FC. New York looks to end the month undefeated this Sunday before kicking off their Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs campaign.
Can Kljestan Tie the Record?
With 17 assists this season, Sacha Kljestan stands atop MLS’ assist leaderboard. The Red Bulls’ captain also has 51 assists over the past three season, second most all-time in a three-year span to Carlos Valderrama’s 53 assists.
Atlantic Cup Series On the Line
After winning the first Atlantic Cup match of the season in April and drawing the most recent match, the Red Bulls will clinch the Atlantic Cup with at least a draw from their match on Sunday against D.C. United to win the Atlantic Cup season series.
The Red Bulls youngster, who is subject of praise from manager Jesse Marsch, will look to end his impressive rookie season with a solid performance this Sunday. Adams has two goals and four assists this season, and has been named to the MLS Team of the Week in back-to-back weeks heading into Decision Day presented by AT&T.
BWP vs. Patrick Mullins
Bradley Wright-Phillips loves scoring against D.C. United and has scored in three of their last four matches against them. Wright-Phillips has 17 goals on the year and will look to outperform D.C. United striker, Patrick Mullins.
Can the Red Bulls Not Allow a Goal in October?
Luis Robles has not allowed a goal through two matches in October. The “Ironman” will look to finish off the MLS regular season without a goal allowed this Sunday. Robles has 10 shutouts on the year.