NYCFC vs New York Red Bulls: How to watch, time, of first Queens’ Hudson River Derby

  • NYCFC and the Red Bulls will play one another in the first Hudson River Derby of 2024
  • Here is how to watch, the time, and more
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It is a quick turnaround for New York City FC as they will welcome the New York Red Bulls to Queens this Saturday for the first time.  Despite playing some games at Citi Field over the last few years, this is the first time the Hudson River Derby will be seen there.  It will be interesting to see whether the stadium will draw one of the bigger crowds like Yankee Stadium would.

Meanwhile, the rivals are coming off midweek wins.  The Red Bulls beat D.C. United while NYCFC defeated the Philadelphia Union in a raccoon-filled match.  That match went viral after the animal ran all over the pitch, causing a brief pause during the first half.  The fun game was also the second road win in a row for the Queens’ side.  It was the fifth win out of the last six fixtures as well.

Hence, NYCFC is hot right now, but so is the red team.  They have had a great season thus far.  They sit in third place with 23 points, one spot above the Pigeons.  The difference is that the visitors have lost only twice this year, leading to a 6-2-5 record.  With players like Lewis Morgan, who has nine goals, and Dante Vanzeir, who has seven assists, performing extremely well, the Red Bulls have managed to be a threat this season.

That is why this derby will be the biggest test of the season.  NYCFC will see where they stand and whether they are on the right path to success.

How to watch, time, and more of Hudson River Derby


Saturday, May 18


7:30 PM ET, with expected kickoff at 7:40 PM ET

How to watch on TV and streaming

The MLS Season Pass via Apple TV

How to watch in person

Fans can attend the match at Citi Field in Queens

How to listen and via the NYCFC app

How to follow

If NYCFC fans cannot watch or listen to the game, they can follow along via NYCFC’s X account and MLS Soccer’s timeline.

Final Notes

After a few games involving rain, Saturday is looking like it will be a decent night.  That is why supporters who can attend the match should do so.  NYCFC will need all of the help they can get, and it will help the team if the stadium is packed and loud. The Red Bulls need to know from the start that New York is blue.