Know Your Opponent | Red Bull New York

Orlando City (3-0-3, 12 pts) will look to head into the June break undefeated when they take on the New York Red Bulls (2-4-0, 6 pts) at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ this Saturday. The match, presented by OUC, is set to kick off at 1 p.m. ET, will be televised locally with coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m. on FOX35 PLUS and streamed locally on LionNation TV. Radio coverage will be available from 12:30 p.m. on Real Radio 104.1 FM in English and Acción 97.9 FM and 810 AM in Spanish.


Here’s everything you need to know about RBNY:



Key Transactions and Player News


Key Additions - CF Patryk Klimala (Celtic), CM Frankie Amaya (FC Cincinnati), CF Fábio (Oeste), GK Carlos Miguel Coronel (Red Bull Salzburg, loan), RB Tom Edwards (Stoke City, loan), CB Andrés Reyes (Inter Miami), LB Andrew Gutman (Atlanta United), CM Wikelman Carmona (Academia Dynamo)


Key Departures - CB Tim Parker (Houston Dynamo), RW Jared Stroud (Austin FC), CF Samuel Tetteh (Red Bull Salzburg), CF Mathias Jørgensen (AGF)


Player News - Red Bulls are facing something of a crisis in central defense. USMNT mainstay Aaron Long is out for the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon, while former Inter Miami man Andrés Reyes will miss this match after being sent off last week against New England. Former Lion Amro Tarek could feature on Saturday next to Sean Nealis.


In better news for the Red Bulls, new Designated Player Patryk Klimala has appeared off the bench in each of New York’s last two matches. The 22 year-old striker comes highly touted from Scottish giants Celtic, where he scored three goals in 17 appearances, mostly as a substitute, in this season’s Scottish Premier League.


Take a look at the Red Bulls’ full roster here.



Team Form


The Red Bulls have been up and down to start 2021, sandwiching a two-game winning run between a couple two-game losing spells, including one they’re on currently after last week’s 3-1 loss to the Revolution. The Red Bulls have yet to earn a result on the road, but are 2-1-0 at Red Bull Arena and have not conceded in either of their last two home matches.



Head-to-Head


Orlando City and RBNY have been mostly even over the years, with the Lions holding a 5-6-2 record all-time against New York. Red Bulls had beaten Orlando at least once in each of City’s first five seasons, but the Lions ended that streak in 2020, defeating New York 3-1 at Exploria Stadium before drawing 1-1 at Red Bull Arena two weeks later. Daryl Dike, Júnior Urso, Antonio Carlos and Nani all found the back of the net against RBNY last season.



Rasmussen University Fact


Red Bulls Head Coach Gerhard Struber, appointed last fall after the firing of Chris Armas, previously worked at Barnsley FC, the very same club at which Daryl Dike spent the last few months on loan. Struber guided Barnsley out of the relegation zone in 2019/20 with victories in their final two matches before leaving the club for the Red Bulls job early this season.