Inside The 18

INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls Looking to Force Game 3 vs. FC Cincinnati


The New York Red Bulls host FC Cincinnati in a pivotal Game 2 of the Best-of-3 series, needing a win to move the series back to Ohio.

Carlos Coronel starts in goal for New York, with Andrés Reyes, Sean Nealis, John Tolkin, Dylan Nealis and Kyle Duncan across the back line.

Daniel Edelman returns to the starting lineup, with Frankie Amaya and Luquinhas.

Luquinhas recorded his first career MLS multi-assist match against FC Cincinnati on October 4. The Brazilian midfielder has recorded four assists in the last month across all competitions, which is the most by a Red Bulls player in a single month this year.

Elias Manoel and Tom Barlow start up top for RBNY.

The Red Bulls have won back-to-back home matches, including their first playoff win since 2018. New York scored eight goals in those matches and have had four different goal scorers (Luquinhas, Tolkin, Barlow, and Manoel).

Head Coach Troy Lesesne will have Serge Ngoma, Jorge Cabezas Hurtado, Omir Fernandez, Wiki Carmona, Dru Yearwood, Peter Stroud, Cameron Harper, Matt Nocita and Ryan Meara available off the bench.

Dante Vanzeir, Lewis Morgan, Cory Burke and Hassan Ndam are sidelined.

Kickoff is set for 7 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 p.m. ET. Kevin Egan will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Kyndra De St. Aubin on the English side, Alejandro Figueredo will have the play-by-play responsibilities alongside Jamie Macias on the Spanish broadcast. New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 6:30 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.