After dousing the Fire 4-0 on Wednesday night, the Red Bulls head home to Red Bull Arena as they take on top-seeded Toronto FC in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal tie.
Before the Red Bulls first home game of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs, here are seven reasons why you should be at Red Bull Arena.
It’s The Playoffs!
Do you need another reason? Probably not. But, this is the first, and hopefully not last, chance to see the Red Bulls play in 2017. With Supporters’ Shield champions Toronto FC in town, this week’s playoff match should be an exciting contest as New York looks to kickoff the two-legged series with a win.
Undefeated in October
Through four games this October, the Red Bulls are flying high, winning three out of their four matches this month. During this month’s slate of games, the Red Bulls have netted nine goals while only conceding one.
Ironman Is Locked In
Red Bulls “Ironman,” Luis Robles, is finding his form this month, earning three shutouts over four matches. Robles will look to add another shutout to his October resume at Red Bull Arena.
Battle of MLS Golden Boot Winners
Bradley Wright-Phillips finds himself facing-off against an MLS Golden Boot winner once again in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. This time, Sebastian Giovinco is the opponent. Against Chicago, Wright-Phillips outshined 2017 Golden Boot winner Nemanja Nikolic.
We Meet Again
Back in May at Red Bull Arena, the Red Bulls and Toronto FC drew 1-1. Less than one month ago in September, the Red Bulls fell at the hands of Toronto FC 4-2 back in September. Since then, the Red Bulls record is 3-0-1. The Red Bulls will look to get their first win against Toronto FC this season.
Kljestan Keeps Rolling
The 2017 MLS Assist leader is continuing to deliver for the Red Bulls. The Red Bulls’ captain notched a goal and an assist against Chicago en route to a 4-0 victory.
Red Bull Arena Is a Fortress
When playing at Red Bull Arena, the Red Bulls are undefeated in their last nine matches. With Toronto FC coming to Harrison, the Red Bulls will look to extend the undefeated streak at home to double-digits.