Earliest MLS Opener in Club History Sees FC Cincinnati Visit Red Bull Arena
HARRISON, N.J. (December 5, 2019) – The New York Red Bulls will open the 2020 season at home against FC Cincinnati on Sunday, March 1 at 1 p.m. ET, Major League Soccer announced today.
New York is 107-27-34 at Red Bull Arena in the MLS regular season, the best home record in the league since RBA opened in 2010. The Red Bulls have the most wins and points (355) in that time period.
New York is 8-8-8 all-time in season openers, and 6-2-1 when opening the season at home. New York is 3-1-0 when opening the season at Red Bull Arena, most recently earning a 4-0 over the Portland Timbers on opening day in 2018.
The Red Bulls are 3-0-0 all-time against FC Cincinnati, taking both MLS meetings last year, and also ending Cincy’s run in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2017. New York won the only match at Red Bull Arena, 1-0 last April.
The Red Bulls also learned two additional away dates, as they will travel to Utah for Real Salt Lake’s home opener on Saturday, March 7 (2 p.m. ET) and make their first visit to Allianz Field to face Minnesota United FC on Sunday, March 15 (7 p.m. ET).
New York Red Bulls 2020 Red Memberships are available now. The 2020 home opener is also available now as part of the Red Bulls Holiday Pack. For more information or to purchase, visit www.newyorkredbulls.com/tickets or call 1.877.727.6223.
The 2020 season marks the 25th season of Major League Soccer and the franchise. During the 2020 MLS regular season, each club will play 34 games, including 17 home games and 17 away games. Teams will face each of their conference opponents twice during the season, one game at home and one game away, for a total of 24 matches. The additional 10 regular season matches will be played against opponents from the other conference. Those inter-conference opponents will be revealed with the full 2020 schedule in the coming weeks.