The New York Red Bulls welcome CF Montréal to Red Bull Arena on Saturday afternoon in the penultimate home game of the 2021 regular season with all sights set on making it to the postseason.
New York will deploy Patryk Klimala up top, with Wiki Carmona and Cristian Cásseres Jr. in behind him.
New York and Montréal both sit at 43 points respectively in the Eastern Conference, which is one point below the playoff line. The Red Bulls hold the advantage against Montréal at Red Bull Arena holding a 10-1-0 mark and outscoring them, 33 to 11. Montréal comes into the match on a four-game unbeaten streak (1-0-3), most recently earning a point against Toronto FC on October 23.
Sean Davis and Dru Yearwood will look to anchor the midfield, while Andrew Gutman and Kyle Duncan make runs on the wings.
The Red Bulls are on a five match home unbeaten streak, which is tied for the longest one this season. The last two home matches have been shutout victories over Inter Miami CF (October 9) and New York City FC (1-0).
Tom Edwards, Sean Nealis and Andrés Reyes work as the last line of defense ahead of Carlos Coronel in goal.
Coronel has recorded seven of his 11 shutouts this season at Red Bull Arena, which ranks tied for third for the most shutouts at home in MLS this year. The Red Bulls have only allowed an opponent to score two or more goals at Red Bull Arena this season twice in 15 matches. During their five match home unbeaten streak, New York has only allowed three goals, with two of them being in the run of the play.
The Red Bulls will have Frankie Amaya, Tom Barlow, Caden Clark, Youba Diarra, Fábio, Lucas Mónzon, John Tolkin and Danny Royer available off the bench. Ryan Meara will serve as the backup goalkeeper.
Omir Fernandez remains sidelined with an injury.
Kickoff is set for 4 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 3:30 p.m. ET with the Red Bulls Pregame show. Jonathan Yardley will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Shep Messing and Michelle Gingras.
New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 3 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 3:30 p.m. ET.