This is going to be a special season for Orlando City, but this is a brutal opening draw. The Red Bull system is really hard to play against, especially early in the season. This will be an ugly, physical battle to grind out chances and create opportunities.
New York thrives off of pressing and transition moments, and early season Orlando could struggle to break through that intensity. This will be a close, intense game to open the year, but New York squeaks by with a close win late.
Score Prediction: 1-0 Red Bull victory (Lewis Morgan PK)
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The game will be broadcast (in front of the paywall) on Apple TV.