Its been battled with ferocity from the very beginning, and it’s also had a decidedly red tinge to it from its inception.
Hudson River Derby matches are highly anticipated and usually provide some lasting memories. That was true of the most recent tangle between New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls, the latest chapter in the “MLS Classics” series.
The Red Bulls claimed a controversial 2-1 win in the first meeting last season at Red Bull Arena. NYCFC were keen to get their revenge, and continue to vie for the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings in the second half of the campaign.
The rivals slugged away from the opening whistle with numerous quality chances on both sides. And the match provided one of the best goals of the 2019 season — a cheeky backheel nutmeg from Brazilian Heber.
As you settle into watching the stream above, get reacquainted with the starting lineups for both teams below. And here’s the full list of MLS Classics for your perusal.