New York Red Bulls vs. New York City FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview
The heat will be on at Red Bull Arena when the New York Red Bulls host New York City FC in the first New York Derby match of 2019 on Sunday in the Week 19 finale.
The Red Bulls (8-7-4) are coming off a dramatic 3-3 draw against Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Sunday afternoon. Danny Royer canceled out Justin Meram's early go-ahead goal with a 37th-minute equalizer. Brian White put the visitors in front on the hour mark before Josef Martinez struck for a brace to give the Five Stripes their second lead. Bradley Wright-Phillips came off the bench to level two minutes later to earn a share of the points.
NYCFC (7-2-8) had a franchise-best 12-match unbeaten streak snapped with a 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers, the Cityzens first loss at Yankee Stadium this season. Sebastian Blanco capitalized on a failed clearance to score the lone goal in the 14th minute.
Series Matchup at Red Bulls
Red Bulls: 4 wins, 13 goals
NYCFC: 1 win, 5 goals
Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, Matthew Nelson
4th Official: Jon Freemon
VAR: Drew Fischer