Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls MLS Playoff Preview: How to watch and stream

Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Round One
Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls
Talen Energy Stadium – Chester
October 20 – 3:00 PM ET

TV: FS1, TSN, TVAS, Fox Deportes

The Philadelphia Union seek a first-ever Audi MLS Cup Playoffs win when they host the rival New York Red Bulls in a Round One clash at Talen Energy Stadium Oct. 20 at 3 pm ET.

The Union entered the penultimate week of the regular season with a chance to earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Instead, they dropped to third after back-to-back losses, including a Decision Day presented by AT&T defeat to New York City FC in Chester. Ronald Matarrita and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi gave the visitors a two-goal lead inside the opening 30 minutes. The Union clawed a goal back on a Marco Fabian penalty kick three minutes from full time. Leading scorer Kacper Przybylko suffered an ankle injury in pregame warmups.

The Red Bulls had an outside chance at finishing fourth and hosting a Round One game, but instead dropped to sixth following a 3-0 loss to the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo on Decision Day. Bojan and Maximiliano Urruti gave the Impact a two-goal lead at the break and Orji Okwonkwo closed out the scoring in the 62nd minute. The Red Bulls were held scoreless in their final two regular season games.

The Union rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit to beat the Red Bulls, 3-2, at Talen Energy Stadium June 8, while New York claimed a 2-0 victory at Red Bull Arena Sept. 22. The winner faces either Atlanta United or the New England Revolution in the Eastern Conference Semifinals Oct. 24 at 7:30 pm ET.

Philadelphia vs. NY Red Bulls

Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 PM ET
Talen Energy Stadium

NY Red Bulls

Philadelphia Union

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Kacper Przybylko (F) - foot stress reaction
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

New York Red Bulls

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Florian Valot (M) - torn ACL
    • OUT: Amro Tarek (D) - ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Kyle Duncan (D) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Marc Rzatkowski (D) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Union

  • Union: 6 wins, 22 goals
  • Red Bulls: 6 wins, 22 goals
  • 2 draws

MLS Cup Playoffs

  • This is the first all-time MLS Cup Playoffs meeting between the Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls


  • Referee: Christopher Penso
  • Assistant Referees:  Jeremy Hanson, Eric Boria
  • 4th Official:  Joe Dickerson
  • VAR:  Robert Sibiga