Match Preview: New York Hosts Montreal for Saturday Matinee

April 13, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New York Red Bulls News Release

HARRISON, N.J. - The New York Red Bulls (2-2-0, 6 pts) and the Montreal Impact (2-3-0, 6 pts) kickoff Saturday's doubleheader at Red Bull Arena at 1 p.m. ET. Coverage of the first match will be featured on MSG, MSG GO, ESPN+ and Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.

Following Saturday's 1 p.m. MLS match, New York Red Bulls II will faceoff against the Tampa Bay Rowdies with kickoff at 4 p.m. ET. Saturday's doubleheader will be a single-admission ticket.

Coverage of Saturday's match on MSG begins at 12:30 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 12 p.m. ET with triHonda Countdown to Kickoff, hosted by Matt Harmon alongside Steve Jolley. Ernesto Motta will have the Spanish play-by-play call for the New York Red Bulls Radio and will be live at 1 p.m.

New York will look to build upon their strong performances at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. No matter the lineup, the Red Bulls have been unbeatable at RBA in 2018, owning a 4-0-1 mark across all competitions. New York has outscored their opponents, 12-1, and have recorded four clean sheets. The Red Bulls backline has frustrated the opposition's attack, allowing just 13 shots on goal in five matches at Red Bull Arena.

The Red Bulls have begun the season without allowing a goal in their first two league matches. New York has not allowed a goal at Red Bull Arena in 360 minutes during league play, dating back to last season. The scoreless streak begun with back-to-back shutouts against Vancouver (October 7) and Atlanta (October 15) to finish the 2017 season. The Red Bulls currently own two of the top three scoreless streaks in MLS, which include 621 minutes from June 17 to September 20 of 2006 and 588 minutes from April 24 to July 24 of 2016.

Against Montreal, New York has played some of their best soccer at home. In four of the eight previous matches at Red Bull Arena, the Red Bulls have tallied four or more goals. On the defensive side, New York has held Montreal to less than a goal a game at home.

Following Saturday's match, New York welcomes Chicago on Saturday, April 21 at Red Bull Arena for a 3:30 p.m. ET match. Saturday's match is Autism Awareness and will have coverage on Univision Deportes, ESPN+ and Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.

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