The Hudson River Derby has grown into one of the area’s most heated rivalries, pitting MLS clubs New York City FC and the Red Bulls against each other.
The Hudson River Derby began on May 10, 2015, with longtime Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips scoring twice in a 2-1 home win.
In NYCFC’s first home Derby match, a rivalry record 48,047 fans filled Yankee Stadium to see a 3-1 Red Bulls victory on June 28, 2015.
The biggest result in Derby history? A 7-0 win for the Red Bulls at Yankee Stadium on May 21, 2016.
NYCFC answered with its first Derby victory on July 3: A 2-0 home result with goals by former captain David Villa and Jack Harrison (right).
The Red Bulls have a 10-5-2 record against NYCFC in the Derby.
In 2020's first Derby, a long-range shot by Kyle Duncan snuck by NYCFC keeper Sean Johnson for a 1-0 Red Bulls win on Aug. 20.
Both teams have Long Island connections on their rosters with Red Bulls' Tim Parker (Hicksville), pictured, and Sean Nealis (Massapequa) plus NYCFC's Joe Scally (Lake Grove).