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INSIDE THE 18, pres. by Evian: Wiki Carmona Makes First MLS Start

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Eighteen-year-old Wiki Carmona will make his first MLS start on Sunday afternoon against Atlanta United FC. Carmona has appeared in three matches so far in 2021 for New York.

Head Coach Gerhard Struber will have Carmona paired with Sean Davis and Dru Yearwood in the midfield.

This will be the fifth regular season meeting at Atlanta, with New York owning a 3-0-1 advantage. 

Along the defense, Kyle Duncan, Sean Nealis, Andrés Reyes, Tom Edwards and John Tolkin start, with Carlos Coronel in net.

Up top, Patryk Klimala and Tom Barlow get the start.

Klimala has recorded a goal or an assist in three-straight matches, which is the longest streak for the Red Bulls this season.

Fábio, Frankie Amaya, Omir Fernandez, Cameron Harper, Jason Pendant, Amro Tarek and Florian Valot are available off the bench. Ryan Meara is the team's backup goalkeeper.

Caden Clark and Danny Royer continue to work back to full health.

Kickoff at Mercedes- Benz Stadium is set for 3:30 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 3:00 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 2:30 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 3:00 p.m. EST.

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