OCSC and NYRB play in the same conference, so the teams face each other several times per season. Today we'll look back at the three-year history of the matchup between the two sides.
- Jul 18 - at OCSC: Lions 0 - 2 Red Bulls
- Sep 25 - at NYRB: Lions 5 - 2 Red Bulls
- Apr 24 - at NYRB: Lions 2 - 3 Red Bulls
- May 06 - at OCSC: Lions 1 - 1 Red Bulls
- Jul 13 - at NYRB: Lions 0 - 2 Red Bulls
- Apr 09 - at OCSC: Lions 1 - 0 Red Bulls
- Aug 12 - at NYRB: Lions 1 - 3 Red Bulls
- Wins: Lions 2, Red Bulls 4, Draws 1
- Goals Scored: Lions 10, Red Bulls 13
- At OCSC: Lions 1-1-1, GF 2, GA 3
The teams have faced off seven total times, with only three of those matches happening in Orlando. This will be the first time the teams have played in March, and the match will have a little extra excitement for fans as there are now three former Lions on the Red Bulls squad. Transactions in the off-season sent both Carlos Rivas and Tommy Redding to the Red Bulls, where they join Aurelien Collin, who was traded from Orlando City in the 2016 season. This match will also be the first time that Sacha Kljestan has the chance to face off against his former team since the transaction that brought him from the Red Bulls to Orlando.
Tomorrow, look for my Tactics & Traps to watch for in the match.