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INSIDE THE 18: Elias Manoel Looking to Continue Dominance vs. Charlotte FC

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Elias Manoel gets the nod in the Starting XI against Charlotte FC on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.

Manoel has scored six career goals in four career appearances against Charlotte FC. This includes a hat-trick in the 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs Wild Card match, where the Red Bulls won 5-2 at Red Bull Arena.

Manoel has scored three goals in three career MLS matches against Charlotte. The Brazilian forward has recorded a goal or an assist in all three career matches against Charlotte FC at Red Bull Arena.

Manoel is paired with Lewis Morgan, Emil Forsberg and Wiki Carmona in the attack.

Daniel Edelman and Frankie Amaya look to lock down the defensive midfield.

The Red Bulls are currently on an eight-match home unbeaten streak across all competitions and have gone unbeaten in their first five home matches to open up the season. The only year New York have gone unbeaten in their first six home matches to open up a season was in 2012.

John Tolkin, Noah Eile, Andrés Reyes and Dylan Nealis start along the backline, with Carlos Coronel in net.

Manoel has scored three goals in three career MLS matches against Charlotte. The Brazilian forward has recorded a goal or an assist in all three career matches against Charlotte FC at Red Bull Arena.

Manoel is paired with Lewis Morgan, Emil Forsberg and Wiki Carmona in the attack.

Daniel Edelman and Frankie Amaya look to lock down the defensive midfield.

The Red Bulls are currently on an eight-match home unbeaten streak across all competitions and have gone unbeaten in their first five home matches to open up the season. The only year New York have gone unbeaten in their first six home matches to open up a season was in 2012.

John Tolkin, Noah Eile, Andrés Reyes and Dylan Nealis start along the backline, with Carlos Coronel in net.

Head Coach Sandro Schwarz will have Cory Burke, Bento Estrela, Dennis Gjengaar, Julian Hall, A.J. Marcucci, Ryan Meara, Aidan O’Connor, Curtis Ofori and Dante Vanzeir available off the bench. Ofori makes his first MLS matchday roster.

Ronald Donkor, Cameron Harper, Kyle Duncan, Peter Stroud, Serge Ngoma and Roald Mitchell all miss the match due to injuries. Sean Nealis is suspended.

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

Coverage on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Callum Williams will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Calen Carr on the English side, while Bruno Vain will have the play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Andres Agulla on the Spanish side. New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 7 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Toyota, 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.