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5 Reasons To Watch Red Bulls vs. Real Salt Lake

The New York Red Bulls head west to Salt Lake City for their second MLS regular-season match against Real Salt Lake.

Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. ET at Rio Tinto Stadium (TV: MSG2, STREAM: MSG GO, RADIO: New York Red Bulls Radio).

Here are five reasons to watch New York take on Salt Lake.

The Red Bulls Are Rolling

New York is yet to be defeated in 2018.

Through five matches in Concacaf Champions League and MLS, the Red Bulls are 4-0-1 in all competitions.

The club has outscored their opponents, 12-2, for a goal differential of +10.

First Match vs. Mike Petke

Saturday marks the first time the Red Bulls will face former head coach and player, Mike Petke.

Petke led New York to its first trophy by winning the 2013 Supporters’ Shield.

The former MetroStars/Red Bulls defender played 169 games for the club over the course of seven seasons, tied for second-most all-time.

First MLS Road Match

The Red Bulls will play their first road match of the 2018 MLS campaign at Rio Tinto Stadium.

A difficult place to play in altitude, New York is searching for its first win in club history at Rio Tinto.

Last season, the Red Bulls were tied for fourth in MLS for most regular-season road wins with five.

BWP Aims for Seven-Game Point Streak

Bradley Wright-Phillips has showed no signs of slowing down in 2018.

Dating back to last season, BWP has tallied a point in six consecutive matches.

The forward has totaled four goals and four assists this year.

Which Players Will Marsch Select?

In five matches this season, head coach Jesse Marsch has started 22 different players out of a possible 29.

“I told the team at the beginning of preseason…I felt like this was going to be our best group yet, from top to bottom,” Jesse Marsch said after New York’s home opener win over Portland. “We have to stay very grounded and make sure that we stay true to the fact that we want to continue to work very hard every day to get better.”

With the possibility of squad rotation and evolving formations, tune in on Saturday to find out how New York approaches Real Salt Lake.

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