Soccer returns and the New York Red Bulls (1-0-1, 4 pts) will restart their 2020 season against Atlanta United (2-0-0, 6 pts), in what promises to be a heavyweight fight to start off things in Group E of the MLS is Back Tournament. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET this Saturday.
Get to know the matchup in By The Numbers:
4: In six regular season matches played, Danny Royer has scored four goals against ATL and grabbed two assists.
4: Atlanta were one of four clubs to kick off the 2020 season 2-0-0, 6 pts.
5: In eight matches played against the Five Stripes, two in playoffs, RBNY have walked away with the win five times.
5: With 158 minutes played, Florian Valot has averaged five dribbles per game, the best mark in the league so far.
14.5: After the win over FC Cincinnati and tie versus Real Salt Lake, the Red Bulls averaged 14.5 interceptions per game.
26: After two games played, New York averaged 26 aerial duels won per game; they’re currently the best in the league in that department.