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INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls, LAFC Set For Blockbuster Matchup


The New York Red Bulls are set to take on Los Angeles FC in a Saturday night blockbuster.

New York will see Emil Forsberg, Dante Vanzeir, Lewis Morgan and Wiki Carmona push the attack against LAFC at BMO Stadium.

New York have earned a result in eight of their last nine MLS regular season road matches, including a 2-1 win over FC Cincinnati in their last road match on April 6.

Daniel Edelman and Frankie Amaya will look to lock down the central midfield.

The Red Bulls have earned 15 road wins since the beginning of 2022, which is tied for first in MLS in that timespan with Orlando City SC and CF Montreal. New York currently sits in second place in the Eastern Conference, while LAFC are sixth place in the Western Conference.

John Tolkin, Sean Nealis, Noah Eile and Dylan Nealis will work along the backline, with Carlos Coronel in net.

Coronel earned his 32nd career shutout with New York in their most recent match against Chicago Fire FC on April 13 at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls have only allowed seven goals in eight matches this season, which is tied for the lowest in MLS this season.

Head Coach Sandro Schwarz will have Aidan O'Connor, Omar Valencia, Kyle Duncan, Cameron Harper, Dennis Gjengaar, Elias Manoel and Julian Hall available off the bench. Both Ryan Meara and AJ Marcucci will also be on the bench for New York.

Cory Burke, Serge Ngoma, Roald Mitchell, Peter Stroud and Ronald Donkor will miss the match due to injuries.

Andrés Reyes will miss the match due to a red card in the previous match. Reyes will also miss the match against Vancouver Whitecaps on April 27.

Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV in English and Spanish 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 begins at 10:30 p.m. ET. Max Betros will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Mariano Trujillo on the English side, while Pablo Ramirez will have the play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Jesus Bracamontes on the Spanish side. New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 10 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Toyota, 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.