Watch Major League Soccer’s newest and immediately most heated rivalry live online as the third edition of the 2015 Hudson Derby, pitting expansion franchise New York City FC against the traditional MLS power New York Red Bulls in a battle that will play a major role in determining possible playoff spots for both teams — as well as establishing New York Metropolitan Area bragging rights.
To find out how to watch the New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls Hudson Derby match line online, use the streaming links in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey — 4 p.m. Pacific Time.
So far, the Red Bulls have dominated the young rivalry. When the two clubs met for the first time on May 10 at Red Bull Arena, the more established club — one of the 10 original MLS teams in 1995 — came out on top by a 2-1 score, on a brace by Bradley Wright-Phillips.
The regional rivals squared off for a second time on June 28, this time at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. But the home field proved no advantage for the struggling New York City FC, as the new club — owned by the same group that owns Manchester City of the Barclays Premier League — blew a 1-0 lead to allow three goals in the second half on their way to the 3-1 defeat.
What could make a difference for New York City FC in edition Number Three of the Hudson Derby is the addition of two high-profile international signings — players the team hopes will help support former Barcelona great David Villa, who has netted 13 goals this season for New York City.
Legendary Chelsea star Frank Lampard made his debut in the most recent New York City FC game, a 3-2 loss to the Montreal Impact at Yankee Stadium — and Italy international Andrea Pirlo made his first start for the New York City team in the same game.
The Red Bulls, who occupy third place in the MLS Eastern Conference, come into the game with five wins in their last seven MLS matches, losing just one with one draw, and have to be considered heavy favorites to sweep the Hudson Derby 2015 series. New York City FC remain in eighth place, four points behind Montreal who occupy the sixth and final playoff spot.
To watch the match live online may be the best option for New York fans. Tickets for the game on the resale market now average almost $105.
Can the new boys in town, New York City FC, finally record their first victory over their rivals from across the river? Or will the New York Red Bulls continue to dominate the expansion franchise, despite the New York City addition of two new international superstars? To find out, watch the New York Red Bulls vs. New York City FC Hudson Derby match live online from Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey by visiting Fox Sports Go at this link, or by paying for a subscription to Fox Soccer2Go, available at this link.
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