Keys to the Game 042719
Ben Solomon

KEYS TO THE GAME, pres. by Honda: New York Red Bulls vs. FC Cincinnati

The New York Red Bulls (1-4-2, 5 pts) will start a three-match homestand and five of their next six games at Red Bull Arena, beginning with FC Cincinnati (2-4-2, 8 pts) on Saturday. Opening kick is slated for 7 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.

Here are the Keys to the Game, presented by Honda

First Half

The New York Red Bulls have scored eight times in 2019 MLS play, but only one goal has come in the first half, against Columbus Crew SC in the season opener.

New York will look to get on the board early to help set the tone for the match against FC Cincinnati.

Score More

Those eight goals for in seven matches looks like a good number, but remember that four of them came in one match against the San Jose Earthquakes. 

In the remaining six league matches, the team has only found the back of the net four times. They'll look to rekindle some of that magic on Saturday. 

Mix It Up

With the offense struggling to find it's form, could Head Coach Chris Armas look to add a wrinkle or two to the Starting XI?

Omir Fernandez returned to action in last week's match, and Andreas Ivan came off the bench to add to the attack. Brian White has also scored recently, in limited minutes. Could all three find their way into the XI?