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INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls Go Cross-Country to Face Seattle Sounders FC


The New York Red Bulls traveled across the country to take on Seattle Sounders FC at 10:30 PM ET on Saturday.

Dante Vanzeir starts for New York, with Tom Barlow and Dru Yearwood also getting the nod.

This will be the 15th overall meeting between New York and Seattle, with Seattle holding the advantage with a 6-5-3 mark. 

Cristian Cásseres Jr. and Peter Stroud lock down the defensive midfield.

Casseres, Jr. tallied his second assist of the season in New York’s latest MLS victory on Saturday, May 20. Casseres, Jr. now has tallied 19 assists in his MLS career, which is the most by any active Red Bulls player.

John Tolkin and Cameron Harper work on the wings, with Sean Nealis, Hassan Ndam and Dylan Nealis starting along the back line. 

New York are unbeaten in their last three MLS regular season matches, where they have posted a mark of 2-0-1. 

Carlos Coronel starts in goal.

The Red Bulls have only allowed 37 shots on goal, which is the lowest in MLS. New York ranks first in the MLS in aerial duels won and has three players in the Top 10 of that category: Sean Nealis, Andrés Reyes and Cory Burke.

Head Coach Troy Lesesne will have Burke, Elias Manoel, Lewis Morgan, Luquinhas, Wiki Carmona, Frankie Amaya, O’Vonte Mullings and Matt Nocita available off the bench. Ryan Meara will serve as the backup goalkeeper.

Amaya and Morgan return to the matchday rosters after extended absences due to injury.

Andrés Reyes, Omir Fernandez, Serge Ngoma, Kyle Duncan and Steven Sserwadda remain sidelined. Daniel Edelman is away from the team on international duty.

Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and New York Red Bulls Radio in English via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app, and

Coverage on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV in English and Spanish will begin at 10:30 p.m. ET. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Danny Higginbotham on the English side. Jorge Perez Navarro will have the play-by-play responsibilities alongside Marcelo Balboa on the Spanish broadcast. New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 7 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley.

Red Bulls Radio

Red Bulls Radio

Listen to every match, live, on New York Red Bulls Radio! Veteran soccer play-by-play voice Matt Harmon will handle the broadcasts alongside former MetroStars and Red Bulls standout Steve Jolley providing color commentary.