The New York Red Bulls will try to break through the Chicago Fire FC's stingy defense -- and the rain -- on Saturday night.
The Red Bulls have won their first four road matches of the season and became the third team in MLS history to accomplish that and the first since the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1998. New York has scored 11 goals on the road this season, which ranks tied for first in MLS.
Ashley Fletcher will start up top for New York, while Luquinhas, Omir Fernandez and Lewis Morgan support in behind.
Out of the 11 goals, New York has had seven different goal scorers on the road this year, including Brazilian midfielder Luquinhas, who scored his first career MLS goal in New York’s 3-0 win over Orlando City SC on Sunday, April 24.
Frankie Amaya and Cristian Cásseres Jr. anchor the defensive midfield for RBNY.
John Tolkin, Aaron Long, Sean Nealis and Tom Edwards start along the back, ahead of Carlos Coronel in goal.
Coronel recorded his third shutout of the season and his 17th career one in MLS in the Red Bulls’ latest victory. With the shutout, Coronel is now tied with former New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul for fourth place in franchise history in shutouts with 16. The Brazilian goalkeeper has recorded a clean sheet in back-to-back matches. The Red Bulls defense has only allowed six goals in eight matches this season, which ranks tied for the fourth lowest in MLS.
New York will have Ryan Meara on the bench, with Tom Barlow, Daniel Edelman, Patryk Klimala, Dylan Nealis, Zach Ryan and Dru Yearwood available as subs.
Caden Clark, Serge Ngoma remain sidelined.
Kickoff is set for 8 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 NewYorkRedBulls.com.
Coverage on MSG begins at 7:30 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.