Red Bulls Visit Chicago, Saturday Night
Winners in seven of their last nine matches, the New York Red Bulls (14-6-2, 44 pts) begin their three-match road trip at the Chicago Fire (6-13-5, 23 pts) on Saturday night at Toyota Park. Kickoff is slated for 8:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG GO and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish.
Coverage of Saturday's match on MSG begins at 8 p.m. with 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 8 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Ernesto Motta will carry the Spanish play-by-play broadcast, beginning at 8:30 p.m.
New York and Chicago complete their 2018 home-and-home series on Saturday. The Fire bested the Red Bulls, 2-1, at Red Bull Arena on April 21. Chicago used two early goals from Aleksander Katai and Nemanja Nikolic to build the lead before Bradley Wright-Phillips added a goal late in the 80thminute. Since the loss, New York has gone 11-3-2 and sit second in the East, while Chicago have gone the other way at 4-10-4 and are 10th.
The Red Bulls begin their longest road trip away from Red Bull Arena as they will play three-straight matches on the road. New York owns a 5-4-1 road record, winning two of their last three matches away from Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls last three road matches have finished by a 1-0 score line, winning at Toronto and D.C. United 1-0, while falling to NYCFC, 1-0.
Daniel Royer looks to be heating up as the Summer months continue for the second-straight season. Royer has tallied four goals in the last four games, including three goals in the last two. The Austrian midfielder had his hot streak last season in the middle of the Summer as he tallied six goals in a four-match span during July.
New York continues their three-match road trip at the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, August 18. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG GO and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.
All-Time Series: Chicago leads, 27-17-12
At Chicago: The Fire leads, 15-4-9