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INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls Look to Chop Austin at Red Bull Arena


The New York Red Bulls will celebrate Noche Latina against Austin FC on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.

Head Coach Troy Lesesne will see Dante Vanzeir and Elias Manoel lead the attack for New York.

This will be the first time that Austin FC will have played a match at Red Bull Arena. This season, New York has posted a 9-4-6 mark across all competitions at Red Bull Arena. Since Head Coach Troy Lesesne took over on May 8, the Red Bulls have gone 8-3-3 across all competitions at Red Bull Arena. New York are 3-1-1 in their last five home matches across all competitions.

Luquinhas, Frankie Amaya, Dru Yearwood and Daniel Edelman will work in the midfield.

This will be the second meeting between New York and Austin with the Red Bulls winning the only matchup between the two sides, which took place last season on July 24, 2022. New York won the match, 4-3.

Sean Nealis returns to the lineup alongside Andrés Reyes, John Tolkin and Kyle Duncan. 

Carlos Coronel starts in goal for RBNY in his 100th MLS regular season match.

Coronel recorded his 28th career shutout for the Red Bulls in New York’s 0-0 draw against NYCFC on September 16. Coronel has now recorded seven MLS shutouts this season and nine across all competitions. He most recently made his first career cap for Paraguay on September 7, where he posted a shutout in a 0-0 draw against Peru. Coronel posted three saves in the victory over Austin FC last season.

Off the bench, Jorge Cabezas Hurtado, Tom Barlow, Cory Burke, Omir Fernandez, Peter Stroud, Wiki Carmona, Hassan Ndam, Dylan Nealis and Ryan Meara are available.

Cameron Harper is suspended due to yellow card accumulation. Lewis Morgan, Serge Ngoma and Steven Sserwadda remain sidelined.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 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 begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Dre Cordero will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Jamie Watson on the English side, Oscar Salazar will have the play-by-play responsibilities alongside Carlos Suarez 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.