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New York Opens 26th MLS Season against Sporting KC at RBA

April 16, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New York Red Bulls News Release

HARRISON, N.J. - The New York Red Bulls kick off the 26th MLS season against Western Conference foe Sporting Kansas City on Saturday at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG GO and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and

New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 7 p.m. EST with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Stefano Fusaro will carry the Spanish play-by-play responsibilities, beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST.

Coming off their 11th-straight MLS CUP Playoff appearance and 21st overall, New York opens the 26th MLS Regular-Season with newly-hired Head Coach Gerhard Struber, 10 returning starters and 10 new additions for the 2021 season. The Red Bulls are 10-9-6 all-time in season openers, and 7-2-1 when opening the season at home. New York is 4-1-0 when opening the season at home Red Bull Arena, most recently defeating FC Cincinnati in the 2020 MLS opener.

The Red Bulls and Sporting KC clash for the 57th time in the regular season with the all-time series tied, 21-21-14. The last six matches have ended in an even split, 2-2-2. It will be the second time that New York opens the season against Kansas City with the last time coming at Children's Mercy Park to open the 2015 season. The 2015 season opener ended in 1-1 draw, which was the first match that Captain Sean Davis appeared in New York's 18-man MLS regular-season roster.

Following Saturday's season opener, New York will travel West for a nationally-televised match against LA Galaxy on Sunday, April 25. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes from Dignity Health Sports Park.

New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting Kansas City

2021 MLS Regular Season Match 1

Red Bull Arena - Harrison, New Jersey

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 8 p.m. ET

MSG, MSG Go, New York Red Bulls Radio


All-Time Series: Series tied, 21-21-14

At New York: Red Bulls lead, 12-6-8

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