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MATCH PREVIEW, pres. by TriHonda: New York Welcomes Chicago for Annual Autism Awareness Match

New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire

2018 MLS Regular Season Match 6

Red Bull Arena – Harrison, N.J.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Univision, UDN, ESPN+, New York Red Bulls Radio

#RBNYvCHI


Game Notes vs. Chicago

All-Time Series: Chicago leads, 26-17-12

Series at New York: New York leads, 13-11-3


HARRISON, N.J. (April 18, 2018) – Continuing to hold serve at Red Bull Arena, the New York Red Bulls (3-2-0, 9 pts) host the Chicago Fire (1-3-1, 4 pts) on Saturday in the annual Autism Awareness match. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. ET with coverage on Univision, UDN, ESPN+ and Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.

As part of the event, the Red Bulls will welcome families impacted by autism to Red Bull Arena and donate $3.00 of every ticket purchased to Autism Speaks. The club also runs the Believe Program, an outreach initiative for young athletes with special needs. The program forms part of the Red Bulls' extensive player development system that caters to players at all levels of the sport. The Believe Program is specially designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl who has special needs.

New York Red Bulls Radio goes live at 3 p.m. ET with triHonda Countdown to Kickoff, hosted by Matt Harmon alongside Steve Jolley. Ernesto Motta will have the Spanish play-by-play call for the New York Red Bulls Radio and will be live at 3:30 p.m.

At Red Bull Arena, New York has secured all nine potential points in the first three matches of league play. The Red Bulls have outscored their opponents, 10-1, and have not trailed for one second in the first 360 minutes at home. New York continues to support the best home record in MLS since Red Bull Arena opened in 2010, owning the most home wins (87) and points (291).

Even though Bradley Wright-Phillips leads the team in both goals (7) and assists (5) across all competitions, he has had plenty of help from the rest of the team. There have been 13 different goal scorers to account for New York’s 21 goals and 14 different players have recorded at least one assist in 2018.

Wright-Phillips, who is known to score, has found ways to get his teammates involved and it has helped early. Through the first 11 matches across all competitions, BWP has tallied a team-best five assists, including two in league play that gave him at least one goal and one assist in a match. When Wright-Phillips records at least a goal and an assist in a game in league play or MLS playoffs, New York is 9-0-1 all-time.

New York travels cross country to play LA Galaxy on Saturday, April 28 before their NY derby match against NYCFC on May 5 at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls kickoff against the Galaxy at 10:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG Go, ESPN+ and Red Bulls Radio in English on TuneIn.

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