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Ben Solomon

KEYS TO THE GAME, pres. by Honda: New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United

The New York Red Bulls (14-13-5, 47 pts.) play host to D.C. United (13-10-9, 48 pts.) on Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Tackle Kids Cancer, at Red Bull Arena on Sunday, September 29 at 5 p.m.

 

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

Playoff Positioning

With just one point separating the two teams coming into the match (D.C., 48 & RBNY, 47), the Sunday tilt could decide which club gets to host a home match in the first round of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Three points at home would vault the Red Bulls over D.C.,  and into a spot where they would host a postseason match, each with one game remaining to play on Decision Day.

Undefeated Streak

The Red Bulls have a nine-game undefeated streak alive in the series, with United’s last win overall coming on May 13, 2016, at RFK Stadium. 

United’s last win at the Red Bulls came in 2011.

Atlantic Cup

The Atlantic Cup is on the line on Sunday night, with New York having the upper hand coming into the match thanks to a 2-1 victory earlier this month at Audi Field.

The Red Bulls have been the current holders of the Atlantic Cup since the 2017 season and are looking to keep it with a victory on Sunday night.

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