Florian Valot scored for the Red Bulls in their victory over Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
The Red Bulls can clinch a knockout-round berth in the MLS Is Back Tournament with a win over Columbus Crew SC at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday night.
New York (1-0-0 tournament, 2-0-1 overall) is coming off a 1-0 Group E win over Atlanta United in its opener.
Coverage is set for 10:30 p.m. ET on FS1, Fox Deportes, TUDN and Red Bulls Radio.
The teams know each other very well, having played one another 82 times across all competitions with Crew SC holding the advantage at 35-33-14 (71 regular season/7 playoff/4 U.S. Open Open Cup). The 82 meetings are the third most against the Red Bulls, while New York has faced New England 87 times and D.C. United 95 times. In regular-season play, New York owns the advantage over Columbus, 30-29-12.
The Red Bulls conclude the group stage against FC Cincinnati on Wednesday, July 22 at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN, TSN and Red Bulls Radio).