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INSIDE THE 18, pres. by Evian: Sean Nelis Returns to Starting XI in Montréal


Defender Sean Nealis will return to the Starting XI at Stade Saputo as the New York Red Bulls take on CF Montréal on Saturday night.

Nealis last appeared in a match for New York on July 3.

This will be the 21st overall regular season meeting between New York and Montreal, with the Red Bulls holding an advantage with a mark of 11-7-2.

Nealis will be joined on the pitch by Amro Tarek, Tom Edwards, Kyle Duncan, Andrew Gutman and John Tolkin, among others.

Duncan ranks in the Top 10 of six categories in MLS this season. He is sixth in recoveries (160), fifth in dribbles completed (42), tied for third in interceptions (38), third in possession won (160), tied for second in tackles won (34), and first in duels won (169). 

Captain Sean Davis makes his 18th start of the season.

Leading the attack will be Fábio, Patryk Klimala and Caden Clark.

Carlos Coronel will start in goal.

Off the bench for New York, Head Coach Gerhard Struber will have Frankie Amaya, Tom Barlow, Wiki Carmona, Cristian Cásseres Jr., Omir Fernandez, Andrés Reyes, Danny Royer and Dru Yearwood. Ryan Meara will serve as backup goalkeeper.

Kickoff at Saputo Stadium is set for 8:25 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 8 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 7:30 p.m. EST 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 8 p.m. EST.

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