The New York Red Bulls have already played four pre-season games, beginning with a fixture against 2018 MLS Cup champions Atlanta United on January 24. They have then since played South Florida Bulls, D.C. United and Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle.
Three more preseason games, against Real Salt Lake, the Houston Dynamo and Sporting KC, will come in the space of seven days, with the club getting their regular-season underway eight days after that, with a home game against last year’s bottom side, FC Cincinnati.
Eight of their first 12 league games will come on the road, with tough tests against Minnesota United, Toronto FC, D.C. United and LA Galaxy amongst that run, as well as travelling to face one of the league’s newest sides, Inter Miami CF.
May 31 will see the first of the two Hudson River Derby fixtures against New York City FC, when they travel to Yankee Stadium, before the return clash at Red Bull Arena three months later, when the sides meet again on August 23.
Following the derby, RBNY will have a five-game run-in that will feature 2018 MLS Cup champions Atlanta United, new-boys Inter Miami, 2008 MLS Cup winners Columbus Crew, three-time U.S. Open Cup runners-up Philadelphia Union, and 2017 MLS Cup champions Toronto FC, who they will face on Decision Day, the final day of the regular season.
Due to their positioning in the final standings from the 2019 campaign, the club will enter the domestic cup competitions, the U.S. Open Cup, in the fourth round, and they will also feature in the Leagues Cup.
Thanks to finishing in sixth spot in the Eastern Conference last season, the Red Bulls qualified for the secondary continental tournament and will host a Liga MX side in the first round when the competition begins.
The New York side are still looking for their first-ever trophy, despite having been one of the leading clubs since the league began in 1996. This will probably not be the year for that maiden piece of silverware, but they should make it to the playoffs.