Real Salt Lake vs New York Red Bulls
March 17, 2018; Rio Tinto Stadium
7 p.m. MT; KMYU, KSL.com, KSL app
RSL (0-1-1, 1 point); New York Red Bulls (1-0-0, 3 points)
Player to Watch – Forward Bradley Wright-Phillips has 87 goals and 17 assists in 140 MLS matches. That includes one goal and one assist in a substitute appearance in the regular season opener against the Portland Timbers last week. He’s a crafty forward that gets into dangerous positions in all different areas of the attacking third.
Matchup to Watch – Kaku vs. Albert Rusnák. The two playmakers will be pivotal for creation for both clubs and the one who has the best night will likely lead his team to victory. Rusnák has an assist in his two matches this year, while Kaku set up a goal in his debut for the Red Bulls.
All-Time Record – Real Salt Lake is 6-5-9 all-time against the Red Bulls (6-6-9 overall). That includes a 5-0-2 regular season record at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Last 5 Head-to-Head – RSL is 1-2-2 in the last five matches against New York.
Last 5 Overall – The Red Bulls have played just one MLS match thus far, but have five matches across all competitions due to CONCACAF Champions League action. With a 1-0-0 record in MLS play and a 3-0-1 record in Champions League, New York is on a roll.