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Red Bulls v DC United: Kids Night Giveaway Showdown Sat. June 29, 2024

Jun 27, 2024
New York Red Bull Kids Night 2024

The New York Red Bulls are set to face off against their long-time rivals, D.C. United, on Saturday, June 29, 2024, in what promises to be an exciting match at Red Bull Arena. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will feature a special Kids Night, making it a perfect family outing. The rivalry goes back to a time when the New York Red Bulls were called the New York MetroStars.

As of today, the New York Red Bulls boast a solid record of 9 wins, 4 losses, and 7 ties, positioning them at number 3 in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). They trail behind #1 Inter Miami and #2 Cincinnati FC. Meanwhile, D.C. United has struggled this season, with a record of 4 wins, 9 losses, and 7 ties, placing them at the 13th spot in the conference standings.

Historical Context

This match will mark the 90th overall regular season meeting between these two rivals. D.C. United holds a slight advantage historically, with a 37-35-17 record against the Red Bulls. However, the Red Bulls have been dominant recently, maintaining a seven-match unbeaten streak against D.C. United across all competitions. Additionally, the Red Bulls have not lost at home this season and have secured three straight home victories against D.C. United.

Key Players and Matchup Insights

Red Bulls Midfielder Lewis Morgan is set to make his return from international duty with Scotland, where he recently made his first career appearance at a UEFA Euro match. Morgan has been a standout player this season, recording nine goals and four assists in 16 matches. Notably, he scored a goal in New York’s 4-1 win against D.C. United on May 15.

D.C. United will face additional challenges, with leading goal scorer Christian Benteke suspended due to a red card, and Matai Akinmboni also out due to suspension. These absences, coupled with ongoing injury struggles, mean D.C. United will need to dig deep to compete against a strong New York side.

Red Bull Arena: A Fortress

Red Bull Arena has been a fortress for New York this season. They are currently on a 12-match unbeaten streak at home across all competitions, including a perfect nine-match home record to start the season. The Red Bulls have allowed just five goals in nine home matches, the fewest in the club's history through nine home games. They will aim to extend their home unbeaten streak to double digits with a win on Saturday.

Traffic Advisory

The Harrison Police Department is likely to issue a Red Bull Arena Traffic Bulletin ahead of the match, advising fans to plan accordingly and expect delays.

Kids Night

Don’t miss what promises to be an electrifying match on Kids Night at Red Bull Arena. There will be Arm Sleeve Giveaways for Kids 12 years old or younger.  There were also kid-oriented activities both inside and outside the Red Bull Arena

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