The New York Red Bulls added another accomplishment to their successful season, becoming the first team in all of MLS to clinch a playoff berth. This past weekend, they took full points in their matchup opposite the Portland Timbers at Providence Park as Felipe and Damien Perrinelle provided goals in a 2-0 win. Triumphing over Portland guaranteed them a spot in the MLS Cup for the sixth season in a row, while moving them into first-place of the Eastern Conference.
Boss Jesse Marsh and his New York outfit have enjoyed a brilliant run, especially as of lately in which they’ve recorded 11 wins in their past 14 matches. With six games remaining, they find themselves in prime position to claim their second ever Supporters’ Shield. Odds are in the Red Bull’s favor to emerge from the regular season as the top side, as they play four of their remaining matches at Red Bull Arena.
With the playoffs clinched, the Red Bulls are incentivizing fans to become a Red Member . At a deposit cost of $50 and membership starting at $363, supporters are guaranteed best available seat pricing and priority for the upcoming playoffs, membership gifts and special access to team events, stadium concessions, and discounted team gear.
Even with the Supporters' Shield on the line, tickets to Red Bulls home games are still available and affordable. Here is a look at their upcoming games:
9/25/15 vs. Orlando City | Avg. Price $40 | Primary get-in: $15
For those seeking attendance at home matches, the least expensive remaining fixture will come against expansion franchise Orlando City. Even though the Red Bulls emerged victorious in their first encounter, 2-0, facing Orlando is no walk in the park. Captain and former World Cup winner Kaká is just one of the club’s several exciting attacking options, while rookie forward Cyle Larin will present a late-season challenge as the Canadian enters this match leading the team with 11 goals in 23 appearances.
10/3/15 - vs. Columbus Crew | Avg. $117.65 | Primary get-in: $20
The most expensive MLS match in the final month of regular season will come following the tangle with Orlando City. For those contemplating buying multiple tickets, primary sales provide a more attractive method of purchase, as secondary ticket prices are high and primary seats are still available on Ticketmaster.
This highly anticipated match features MLS Golden Boot race leader Kei Kamara. At 31 years-old, the Sierra Leone international has scored 21 goals and contributed eight assists. Kamara has performed wonders for Columbus alongside midfielder Ethan Finlay, who is in the midst of a breakout campaign in his own right, tallying 13 assists, which is fourth in the MLS.
10/7/15 - vs. Montreal Impact | Avg. $ 43 | Primary get-in: $20
Finishing a three-game homestand, New York will face the Montreal Impact. The Impact registered a statement win last time out against the New England Revolution, boosting their playoff hopes. Former Chelsea F.C. standout Didier Drogba will be the man to watch, having scored four goals in just four appearances. Last time these teams met, it ended all square, 1-1. In order to garner maximum points in this contest, New York will need to create better chances, as they recorded only two shots on target when they battled in Montreal.
Also worth noting is that the average of $43 on the secondary market has increased seven percent since last week. Fans should monitor this and consider that primary ticket purchasing may be more favorable due to the fact that it could have a large factor in whether or not the Impact make the playoffs.