MLS 2019: New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC - tactical analysis tactics

One of the most exciting fixtures in MLS from last week was the New York derby. Therefore, the common expectation of this game in the Big Apple was to fold out a highly interesting battle between the two rival teams of New York Red Bulls and New York City FC.

New York Red Bulls started the season badly due to several reasons, like slightly disappointing playoffs last season, heavy schedule or missing important players. Now they are getting better but still have a long way to go. In the previous game, they drew with Atlanta United (3-3).

Meanwhile, New York City FC had a long unbeaten streak (12 games) until they lost against Portland Timbers (1-0). Thus they must have come to this clash to get back on the right path of winning against their rivals.

This tactical analysis will reveal how these teams approached the game and their basic tactics and what they were able to accomplish from it. Also, this analysis will show how NYRB were able to beat the guests.

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