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

The New York Red Bulls (11-9-4) look to take down the top team in MLS in LAFC (16-3-4) on Sunday night at Banc of California Stadium.

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

Road Rage

Following the Red Bulls’ clean sheet win at home against Toronto FC, they head to LA looking for another three points. 

New York will face one of their toughest matches on the road against LAFC, who are yet to be defeated at home this season.

Contain Carlos

Carlos Vela, LAFC’s dangerous forward, poses a threat to the Red Bulls, with 22 goals and 13 assists on the season.  

Coming off of a clean sheet, the defense  will attempt to limit Vela’s ability to create goal-scoring opportunities.

Positives of the Past 

Last time the Red Bulls faced LAFC, Daniel Royer’s second goal in the 80th minute of the match, assisted by Bradley Wright-Phillips, led New York to a 2-1 victory, 

Royer is currently leading the Red Bulls in goals this season, alongside Brian White, with eight goals each.