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Just how dominant are the New York Red Bulls on home turf of RBA?

Orlando City SC visit Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey on Saturday (7:30 pm ET | TV and streaming info), and you won’t find too many pundits picking the Lions to grab their first victory of the year.

That’s because the narrative has been established across MLS for the better part of a decade: When teams visit the New York Red Bulls, they need to be at or near their best to have any chance of taking points home with them.

RBA has provided one of the most imposing home-field advantages in the league’s history since it opened in 2010, providing RBNY with a sturdy foundation for racking up nine consecutive playoff qualifications and three Supporters’ Shield titles in the past six seasons.

“There's something special in that building that has led this team to win at home, and we've won big at home,” head coach Chris Armas said last year. “There’s something magical about the way the guys feel and what we've done in there, what we've accomplished.”

Just how special? RBNY have been MLS’s best team at home this decade, and by a safe margin:

Team Games Win % PPG
New York Red Bulls 152 65.13 2.16
Seattle Sounders 153 61.44 2.01
Atlanta United 36 61.11 2.08
Real Salt Lake 152 58.55 2.03
FC Dallas 152 57.24 1.99
LA Galaxy 153 56.86 1.94
Columbus Crew SC 153 54.9 1.89
Portland Timbers 136 54.41 1.92
Sporting KC 152 53.95 1.89
Montreal Impact 119 52.94 1.76
Houston Dynamo 154 51.95 1.82
New York City FC 70 51.43 1.84
Minnesota United 34 50.0 1.65
New England Revolution 152 49.34 1.74
D.C. United 153 48.37 1.67
Vancouver Whitecaps 137 45.99 1.66
Colorado Rapids 153 44.44 1.63
Philadelphia Union 152 44.08 1.60
Chicago Fire 153 43.79 1.63
Toronto FC 152 43.42 1.58
San Jose Earthquakes 153 42.48 1.61
Orlando City SC 70 37.14 1.43

Regular season stats since 2010. Only teams that entered the league in 2017 or before were included.


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