The New York Red Bulls kick off the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs with a match at Subaru Park vs. Philadelphia Union.
Head Coach Gerhard Struber will deploy Fábio up top, supported by Omir Fernandez and Cristian Cásseres Jr.
Captain Sean Davis and Dru Yearwood anchor the central midfield.
Davis finished the year in the top 10 of many statistical categories in MLS. He finished first in possession won (329), distance covered (386 km), recoveries (329), tied for fourth in tackles won (54), and tenth in interceptions (57). Davis became the third New York Red Bulls outfield player to play every minute of every game during a single season alongside Tim Ream (2010) and Steve Jolley (2001).
Andrew Gutman, Andrés Reyes, Sean Nealis, Tom Edwards and Kyle Duncan work on the back line.
Carlos Coronel starts in goal.
The Red Bulls conceded 33 goals this season, which is tied for the lowest in MLS, and the second lowest in a 34-game schedule in franchise history. New York allowed 22 goals on the road this year, which is the lowest in a 17-game road schedule in franchise history. In their last six road matches, the Red Bulls only conceded three goals and recorded three clean sheets.
Frankie Amaya, Wiki Carmona, Caden Clark, Youba Diarra, Patryk Klimala, Lucas Monzon, Danny Royer and John Tolkin are available off the bench. Ryan Meara will serve as the backup goalkeeper.
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET with coverage on Univision, TUDN, MSG+, MLSsoccer.com 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 2 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 1:30 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 2 p.m. ET.