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5 REASONS TO ATTEND, pres. by Franklin Group: New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC

The New York Red Bulls (17-7-5, 56 pts) host Toronto FC (8-14-6, 30 pts) on Saturday, September 22 at 5 p.m. at Red Bull Arena.

Here are 5 Reasons to Attend, presented by Franklin Group:

Season Sweep

The Red Bulls will look to take both games of the season series from Toronto after winning the first matchup 1-0.

Kemar Lawrence scored in the 4th minute in their game north of the border.

Tackle Kids Cancer

Supporting Major League Soccer and the Red Bulls initiatives to help end pediatric cancer, the New York is partnering for a special offer: a ticket to the match, a Tackle Kids Cancer scarf and Love Your Melon hat when purchasing tickets through this link.

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will be donated back to Love Your Melon and Tackle Kids Cancer.

Shield Race

New York is looking to stay in the battle for the Supporters' Shield with Toronto on Saturday and Atlanta United FC coming to town next week.

The Red Bulls and Atlanta are currently battling it out for the top spot in the league, with their eyes set on securing the Supporters' Shield in 2018.

Jersey Connection

Saturday's match will see New Jersey natives Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore return to the state of their birth.

Bradley and Altidore also played in stints for the organization earlier in their career, both picked up by the club through the MLS SuperDraft.

BWP Record

Following his hat trick on Sunday against D.C. United, Bradley Wright-Phillips needs just one more goal to become the first player in MLS history to score 20+ goals in three separate seasons.

BWP scored 24 goals in 2016 and 27 goals in 2014 for the Red Bulls.

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