Kaku is moving up the Red Bulls’ all-time assist and scoring lists. (Melissa Majchrzak-USA TODAY Sports)
HARRISON, N.J. – It’s the middle of September and the Red Bulls are trying to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Bouncing back from a two-match losing with a road win, the Red Bulls (4-5-2, 14 points) look to string together positive results as they host FC Cincinnati (2-6-3, 9) at Red Bull Arena Saturday at 9 p.m.
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New York and Cincinnati will meet for the third time this season, having split the previous two matches. The Red Bulls defeated Cincy, 3-2, in the season opener at RBA, while Cincinnati earned a 2-0 win at the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando to advance to the quarterfinals. New York is 2-0-0 against Cincy at RBA and has outscored its opponent, 4-2 at home.
The Red Bulls bounced back from successive losses with a 2-0 victory over D.C. United at Audi Field. They are 8-5-4 in MLS regular-season play following a loss with a plus-seven goal differential (25 goals for, 18 goals against) and have recorded seven multi-goal performances following a loss since the beginning of 2019.
Kaku had his hand in both goals against D.C. It was the Argentine No. 10’s fourth career multi-assist match and first since May 20, 2018 at Atlanta United. He moved into New York’s top 10 all-time assists and game-winning assists list with his 22nd and 23rd career regular-season assist and his seventh career game-winning assist. He also moved into a tie with Clint Mathis for 10th on the franchise’s top-10 assists and ranks tied for seventh in game-winning assists with Kemar Lawrence, Tab Ramos, Lloyd Sam and Seth Stammler.
The Red Bulls visits Inter Miami CF Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m.