Back on August 21, New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls were set to face one another for the first time in 2021. However, the combining of a storm system and Hurricane Henri caused lightning storms and torrential rain, and ultimately after a long delay, the match was postponed. Now, a month later, the Pigeons finally had the opportunity to face their main rival.
In the past, the Hudson River Derby has been entertaining and crazy. For NYCFC, some of the most thrilling games include the nine-man draw back in 2018, and then the 5-2 win from just last season, where Valentín Castellanos scored a hat-trick.