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INSIDE THE 18: Barlow, Burke Start for Red Bull vs. Orlando City SC


Tom Barlow and Cory Burke will start for the New York Red Bulls against Orlando City SC on Saturday evening at Red Bull Arena.

This will be the 19th overall regular season meeting between New York and Orlando, with the Red Bulls holding the advantage in the series with a 9-7-2 mark. The Red Bulls are 3-2-0 in their last five matches against Orlando City SC, including a loss in their 2023 season opener against the Lions on February 25. 

Barlow and Burke will be supported by Luquinhas and Dru Yearwood in the attack.

New York are 3-1-1 in their first five MLS matches under Head Coach Troy Lesesne. Orlando City SC are coming off a 1-1 draw against Atlanta United FC and currently rank ninth in the Eastern Conference with 20 points.

Peter Stroud and Cristian Cásseres Jr. lock down the defensive midfield.

John Tolkin, Sean Nealis, Andrés Reyes and Dylan Nealis start along the backline. Carlos Coronel starts in goal.

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The Red Bulls posted their fifth clean sheet across all competitions in their last match. Goalkeeper Carlos Coronel has registered 25 shutouts in his Red Bulls career and is now one shy of taking sole possession of second place in franchise history from Tony Meola. The New York defense has only faced 39 shots on target this season, which is the lowest in MLS.

Head Coach Troy Lesesne will have Dante Vanzeir, Elias Manoel, Wiki Carmona, Lewis Morgan, Frankie Amaya, Kyle Duncan, Hassan Ndam and Ryan Meara available off the bench.

Morgan made his return to the pitch for the New York Red Bulls in their 1-0 win against Inter Miami CF on Wednesday, May 31 at DRV PNK Stadium. Morgan had missed the previous 12 matches with a hip injury. The Scottish winger has made 10 career appearances against Orlando City SC, where he has scored one goal and tallied two assists.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and New York Red Bulls Radio in English via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app, and

Coverage on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV in English and Spanish begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Danny Higginbotham on the English side, Sergio Ruiz will have the play-by-play responsibilities alongside Miguel Gallardo on the Spanish broadcast. New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 7 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley.

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Listen to every match, live, on New York Red Bulls Radio! Veteran soccer play-by-play voice Matt Harmon will handle the broadcasts alongside former MetroStars and Red Bulls standout Steve Jolley providing color commentary.