Red Bulls vs LA Galaxy, Sat. 10:30 PM
After facing three-straight Eastern Conference opponents, the New York Red Bulls (3-3-0, 9 pts) head to the West Coast to face the LA Galaxy (3-3-1, 10 pts) on Saturday. Saturday's match is set for 10:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG Go, ESPN+ and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.
Coverage of Saturday's match on MSG begins at 10 p.m. Honda Red Bulls Game Night. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Shep Messing and Michelle Gingras.
New York Red Bulls Radio goes live at 10 p.m. ET with triHonda Countdown to Kickoff, hosted by Matt Harmon. Ernesto Motta will have the Spanish play-by-play call for the New York Red Bulls Radio and will be live at 10:30 p.m.
Despite the loss on Saturday to Chicago, 2-1, New York has had their best statistical start to a season under head coach Jesse Marsch. Through six league matches, New York has scored 14 goals, own a plus-six goal differential, generated 48 shots on goal in 100 attempts and have held teams to just 22 shots on goal on 56 attempts, all of which are tops under Marsch since 2015.
Bradley Wright-Phillips inched a step closer to his quest for 100 league goals as he tallied his 91st against Chicago on Saturday. He sits with a team-best five goals this season and is just one behind Atlanta's Josef Martinez for the league lead. Wright-Phillips has scored against 18 of 22 active MLS teams and one of the four remaining teams he looks to cross off is the Galaxy. In four matches, he has been held scoreless against Los Angeles in 308 minutes with five shots on goal in 13 attempts.
On the defensive side, center back duo Aaron Long and Tim Parker have made a formidable partnership since Parker's arrival on March 5. In eight matches across all competitions, the duo has helped limit the oppositions' chances to just 4.1 shots on goal on 9.4 attempts per game and owning a 4-3-1 mark. In league play, Long and Parker have anchored the backline to allow just 3.2 shots on goal on 7.2 attempts per game with a 2-2 record.
New York returns from their West Coast trip to host NYCFC in the first NY derby match on May 5 at Red Bull Arena. The first NY derby match kicks off at 2 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.
All-Time Series: New York leads, 18-17-8
Series at Los Angeles: Galaxy lead, 9-6-5