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

The New York Red Bulls (8-7-4, 28 pts.) play host to New York City FC (7-2-8, 29 pts.) in the first New York Derby of 2019. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 14.

Here are the Keys to the Game, presented by Honda:

Rivalry Renewed

The two teams face off for the first time in 2019 with the New York Derby at Red Bull Arena on Sunday.

The Red Bulls have won four of the six meetings in MLS play, and picked up a decisive 4-0 victory in a U.S. Open Cup matchup as well.

Streak Snapped

New York City FC was riding high until their last two matches.

The suffered their second loss of the season over the weekend, 1-0 to Portland, and then were bounced out of the Open Cup by Orlando City SC on Wednesday night.

Defensive Difference

The Red Bulls are looking to have their full compliment of defensive players available for Sunday's tilt.

Aaron Long is back from Gold Cup duty, Michael Amir Murillo is coming off suspension and Tim Parker is working back from a foot injury.