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Match Preview, presented by HONDA: New York and Toronto Meet at Red Bull Arena for Decision Day, presented by AT&T

New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC

2020 MLS Regular Season Match 23

Red Bull Arena – Harrison, N.J.

Sunday, November 8, 2020 – 3:30 p.m. ET

MSG, MSG GO, New York Red Bulls Radio

#RBNYvTOR


Game Notes vs. Toronto FC

All-Time Series: Red Bulls leads, 16-9-8

At New York: New York leads, 12-2-2


HARRISON, N.J. (November 6, 2020) – The New York Red Bulls (8-8-5, 29 pts) host Toronto FC (13-4-5, 44 pts) for Decision Day, presented by AT&T, at Red Bull Arena on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn in English and Spanish.

Coverage on MSG begins at 3 p.m. ET with the Red Bulls Pregame show. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Shep Messing and Michelle Gingras.

New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 2:30 p.m. EST with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Ernesto Motta will carry the Spanish play-by-play responsibilities, beginning at 3 p.m.

 

 

Playoff positioning will be on the line for both teams. Toronto FC can finish as high as first in the Eastern Conference or remain in second, whereas New York can finish as high as sixth in the East and as low as eighth.

The Red Bulls and TFC will clash for the 34th time in the MLS regular-season and 17th time at Red Bull Arena during regular-season play. New York owns leads both in the all-time series, 16-9-8 and all-time at RBA during the regular-season, 12-2-2. The Red Bulls are unbeaten at RBA in the regular-season against Toronto FC in the last four matches, 3-0-1 and have outscored their opponent, 8-1 during that stretch.

New York has found an offensive rhythm in the final stretch of the 2020 campaign, recording at least one goal in the last 10 matches. The Red Bulls have scored 18 goals in last 10 games compared to just nine in the first 12 matches. During the last 10 matches, the offensive breakdown of goal scorers has been six goals by forwards (White – 4, Barlow – 2), nine by midfielders (Royer – 2, Clark – 2, Casseres – 1, Fernandez -  1, Kaku – 1, Mines – 1, Valot – 1) and three by defenders (Long – 1, Duncan – 1, Egbo – 1).

Following Sunday's match, New York will wait following Decision Day results on placement in either a play-in game or top-six spot and opponent.

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