With three wins in a row in all competitions, Orlando City (4-2-2, 14 pts.) looks to continue the good vibes at Exploria Stadium this weekend, welcoming in the New York Red Bulls (3-2-2, 11 pts.) for a Sunday matinee. The match is set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Local radio coverage will be available from 3 p.m. ET on Real Radio 104.1 in English and Acción 97.9 FM in Spanish.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Red Bulls:
Key Transactions and Player News
Key Additions - RW Lewis Morgan (Inter Miami), AM Luquinhas (Legia Warsaw), RB Dylan Nealis (Nashville SC)
Key Departures - AM/W Daniel Royer (out of contract), CM Sean Davis (Nashville SC), RB Kyle Duncan (K.V. Oostende), LB Andrew Gutman (Atlanta United), CF Fábio (Oeste)
News - The Red Bulls performed a moderate overhaul of their roster this winter, saying farewell to longtime mainstays Royer and Davis and selling Duncan to Belgium. They sent over a million dollars in General Allocation Money to Miami for Morgan, who is off to a strong start with three goals and an assist, and finally signed a new attacking DP in Luquinhas, who comes over for a reported $3.5 million fee after a strong two-and-a-half seasons in Poland.
Take a look at New York’s full roster here.
New York is right below Orlando in the table, three points back of the Lions with a game in hand. The Red Bulls have struggled in attack, scoring just three goals in their last five MLS games, but they’ve only conceded four goals in that same span. New York is coming off a victory over Hartford Athletic in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, having drawn FC Dallas 0-0 in their last league game.
The Red Bulls hold an 8-5-2 advantage over Orlando all-time. Last year, New York took both the first match at Red Bull Arena and the return game in Orlando by 2-1 scorelines, the first time either team has swept the season series against the other. Júnior Urso and Silvester van der Water have both found the net against RBNY in the past.
Rasmussen University Fact
Red Bulls and Orlando are MLS’ last two unbeaten away teams in 2022. The Lions are 2-0-2 on the road, while the Red Bulls are a perfect 3-0-0 away from Harrison, N.J. Bizarrely, the New Jersey-based side is winless this year at Red Bull Arena, typically one of the league’s strongest home grounds.