NYC FC, Red Bull battle for playoff position

The Red Bulls won two of three matchups against NYCFC last MLS season.

The Big Apple’s 2 soccer teams, the NYC FC and the Red Bull, are battling to stay afloat in the playoff hunt early in the 34-game MLS season. 

Defending champion NYC FC sits at 6th in the Eastern Conference with 5 wins and 2 losses, along with 3 draws after 10 matchups.

The Red BI’ll have slightly outpaces their fellow Gotham City franchise with 5 wins, 2 losses and 4 draws through 11 contests on the season — putting them 5th in the conference. 

The top 7 franchises from both conferences, made up of 14 teams each, will see postseason action, which is currently set to kick-off sometime in October.

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NYC FC, which was founded in 2013, emerged victorious last season in the MLS, after beating the Portland Timbers on Dec. 11th of 2021 — largely propelled by Argentinian Valentín Castellanos’ 19 goals on the season.

Castellanos is once more leading the team in goals scored with 6 goals in 10 games.

The defending champs, who play before an average audience of 18,540 at Yankee Stadium, have relied heavily on their Gorgian-born goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who has allowed just a single goal per game this season.

Meanwhile, their fellow New York-based team, the Red Bull, who play at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ, have been led by Scottish forward Lewis Morgan’s 4 goals and Brazilian net minder Carlos Coronel’s solid 72.4% save percentage.

Both teams are currently in playoff positioning, but neither have much room to spare, as both franchises are just 1 win ahead of the 8th-seeded D.C. United.

NYC FC’s next game will come against the United on Wednesday night in the Bronx.

The Red Bull, meanwhile, will also come on Wednesday night in Chicago against the last-placed Fire.