Red Bulls Host Orlando, Sunday, Supporter's Shield & First Place On The Line
Marking the final match of the MLS regular-season, the New York Red Bulls (21-7-5, 68 pts) welcome Orlando City SC (8-21-4, 28 pts) on Supporters' Day at Red Bull Arena.
Sunday's kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG2, MSG GO and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.
Saturday's match will have coverage on MSG2 begins at 4 p.m. with Red Bulls Game Night. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Shep Messing and Michelle Gingras.
Beginning live at 3:30 p.m. ET is Countdown to Kickoff, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Ernesto Motta will carry the Spanish play-by-play, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The Red Bulls host Orlando City on Decision Day at Red Bull Arena. The New York is a perfect 6-0 all-time when they host an opponent on Decision Day. New York will look to build upon their recent success at Red Bull Arena, owning a four-match home shutout streak, which includes 397 minutes without allowing a goal at RBA.
With the 1-0 win over Philadelphia on the road, New York has compiled 11 wins against current MLS Cup Playoff teams. The Red Bulls 11 wins are most in MLS and three ahead of Atlanta, who has the next highest total against current playoff teams. New York's overall mark against current playoff squads is 11-3-4 and have outscored their opponents, 33-15 and tallied eight clean sheets.
Owning 13 clean sheets to his name this season, captain Luis Robles continues to have a career season and is aiming for his second Goalkeeper of the Year award. Robles has the best goals-against average mark in MLS (1.00) and is tied for the top mark in both shutouts (13) and wins (20). All three categories are career bests for Robles.
With a first round bye, New York will wait for their semifinal matchup after the Knockout Round.
The Red Bulls Eastern Conference Semifinals Leg One and Leg Two are set for Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 with New York hosting the second leg of the series.
A Red Bull win against Orlando and an Atlanta loss or draw against on Sunday against Toronto will crown New York as MLS Eastern Conference champions and as winners of the 2018 Supporters Shield.
All-Time Series: New York leads, 4-3-1
At Red Bull Arena: Red Bulls lead, 3-1-0