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The Road Ahead: Storylines, series history and more ahead of Orlando City SC at New York Red Bulls


Orlando City (4-6-5, 17 points) at New York Red Bulls (7-3-5, 26 points)

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m

Where: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Radio: Real Radio 104.1, (English), Mega 97.1 (Spanish)

Everything you need to know for the Lions' weekend road match against the New York Red Bulls in "The Road Ahead" driven by Audi:


- Rodrigo Schlegel is two appearances away from 100 in Major League Soccer.

- Ramiro Enrique is two appearances away from 50 for Orlando City in all competitions.

- Pedro Gallese’s next clean sheet will be his 40th for Orlando City.

- Duncan McGuire’s next goal will see him tie Chris Mueller for sixth on the Lions’ all-time scoring charts.

Stats & Storylines

- Orlando City secured its fifth consecutive away result with a 1-1 draw in Chicago on Wednesday night. Facundo Torres scored his 32nd goal for the club, passing Nani for second place on the club’s all-time scoring chart. Torres has scored five times in all competitions this season.

- For the second straight match, a controversial refereeing decision went on to cost Orlando dearly. Iván Angulo was not awarded a penalty kick, even on VAR, despite being contacted from behind by Chicago’s Federico Navarro. Oscar Pareja called the decision “inexcusable” and a “clear PK” in his post-match press conference.

- Robin Jansson will be suspended for Saturday night’s match against the New York Red Bulls after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign in the aftermath of the missed PK call. Jansson had just returned from an injury suffered on May 11 in Philadelphia that cost him three matches.

- Following Saturday’s game, Orlando City will lose multiple key players to international tournaments for several weeks. Peru has called in Pedro Gallese and Wilder Cartagena for this summer’s Copa America, while Slovenia has brought up David Brekalo for the Euros. Both tournaments kick off in mid-June and hold their finals back-to-back on Sunday, July 14.

- Duncan McGuire looks poised to join the United States later this summer in Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games. The forward was named to the Olympic Team’s roster yet again for a camp taking place during the June international break. The camp culminates in a final tune-up game against Japan on June 11 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City.

Series History

All-time vs. Red Bulls - 9-9-3, +3 GD (4-5-1, +1 GD away)

MLS only vs. Red Bulls - 8-9-3, 0 GD (4-5-1, +1 GD away)

2015 - L 0-2 (H), W 2-5 (A)

2016 - L 3-2 (A), D 1-1 (H)

2017 - W 1-0 (H), L 3-1 (A)

2018 - W 4-3 (H), L 1-0 (A)

2019 - W 0-1 (A), L 0-1 (H)

2020 - W 3-1 (H), D 1-1 (A)

2021 - L 2-1 (A), L 1-2 (H)

2022 - L 0-3 (H), W 5-1 (H/USOC), W 0-1 (A)

2023 - W 1-0 (H), W 0-3 (A)

2024 - D 1-1 (H)

Meet the opponent: New York Red Bulls

- Orlando City faced the Red Bulls at Inter&Co Stadium on March 30, snatching a point late on an own goal by New York center back Noah Eile. Lewis Morgan scored early in the game for the Red Bulls.

- Orlando City is 3-1-1 in its past five games against RBNY at Red Bull Arena going back to 2019. The Lions have picked up a pair of clean sheet wins in each of the past two seasons, including a 3-0 demolition last June 3. Iván Angulo got the scoring started early, while Facu Torres put things to bed with a second-half brace.

- Torres has owned the Red Bulls in his MLS career, scoring five goals against New York. El Cuervo has more goals against RBNY than against any other opponent in Major League Soccer.

- The Red Bulls are back up near the top of the East after a down season last year that saw them finish in eighth place in the conference. RBNY looks poised to make it 15 consecutive years in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, extending their own league record. New York is 7-3-5 after a 3-1 win over Charlotte FC at Red Bull Arena this past Wednesday night.

- Morgan, returning from injuries that cost him most of 2023, has been outstanding for new manager Sandro Schwarz, scoring nine goals and adding four assists in 15 games. Big winter signing Emil Forsberg has six goals and three assists, including a brace on Wednesday night against Charlotte.