Inside The 18

INSIDE THE 18: Cameron Harper Makes First MLS Start

Cameron Harper will make his first MLS start as the New York Red Bulls host Chicago Fire FC on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.

Harper will take the pitch, alongside Aaron Long, Sean Nealis and Tom Edwards.

Frankie Amaya and Dru Yearwood anchor the defensive midfield.

This will be the 65th overall regular season meeting between New York and Chicago, with the Fire holding the advantage in the series with a 30-21-13 mark.

Tom Barlow, Omir Fernandez, Lewis Morgan and Cristian Cásseres Jr. lead the attack.

Carlos Coronel starts in goal for the Red Bulls.

The Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last seven matches across all competitions, while outscoring their opponents, 12-4, in those matches. Chicago have lost four-straight matches and are winless in MLS action since March 19.

On Gerhard Struber's bench, Patryk Klimala, Luquinhas, Zach Ryan, Jesus Castellano, Caden Clark, Daniel Edelman and Jason Pendant are available. Ryan Meara will serve as backup goalkeeper.

John Tolkin is in MLS' health and safety protocols. Dylan Nealis will miss the match following his red card vs. Philadelphia Union.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG GO, and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and

Coverage on MSG begins at 7 p.m. ET with the Red Bulls Pregame show. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Shep Messing and Michelle Gingras.

New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Stefano Fusaro will carry the Spanish play-by-play responsibilities, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

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