5 Reasons 6.13.18
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Five Reasons to Attend: Red Bulls vs. Sounders

The New York Red Bulls welcome the Seattle Sounders to Red Bull Arena for a Wednesday evening matchup. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET and can be seen live on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio.

Here’s Five Reasons to Attend Wednesday’s match:

World Cup Warmup

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia set to begin Thursday morning, with a match between Russia and Saudi Arabia, the Red Bulls-Sounders match serves as one of the last matches across the globe before the world sets their eyes to the globe’s most popular sporting event.

Western Conference Dominance

The Red Bulls have gone 4-1-0 against Western Conference opponents in 2018. New York will look to continue their winning ways at home against a Seattle side sitting on 11 points - and repay them for a 2017 loss in Seattle.

Impact Players Return

Tyler Adams and Tim Parker returned from international duty after both featured and played the full 90 for the U.S. Men’s National Team against France in Lyon. Both regular starters are expected to appear in the 18 on Wednesday.


The Red Bulls have two games in hand on the three teams that currently sit above them in the Eastern Conference standing but sit third in the conference in points per game at 1.77.

Keeping Our Home a Fortress

Since Red Bull Arena was built in 2010, New York has recorded 88 wins, most in MLS during the time period. When you come to RBA, you’re most likely leaving with the full three points in favor of the home side. On Wednesday, the expectation is no different.