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INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls Ready for Chicago Fire FC at Soldier Field


The New York Red Bulls and Head Coach Gerhard Struber will look to extinguish Chicago Fire FC at Soldier Field on Saturday night.

New York will see Tom Barlow, Elias Manoel and Omir Fernandez push the attack.

This will be the 66th overall regular season meeting between New York and Chicago, with Chicago holding the advantage in the overall series with a 30-21-14 record. 

Daniel Edelman and Cristian Cásseres Jr. lock down the defensive midfield.

The Red Bulls have earned a result in five of the last seven matches against Chicago Fire FC, including a 2-1 win at Soldier Field last season.

Cameron Harper, who scored his first career MLS goal vs. Chicago in May 2022, will get the nod for the first whistle.

Dylan Nealis, Andrés Reyes, Sean Nealis and John Tolkin start as well.

Carlos Coronel starts in goal for RBNY.

Struber will have Cory Burke, Wiki Carmona, Peter Stroud, Dru Yearwood, Hassan Ndam and Jayden Reid available off the bench. Ryan Meara will serve as backup goalkeeper.

Burke has made eight appearances so far in his first season with the Red Bulls. The Jamaican international has mad eight career appearances against Chicago and has scored seven goals against the Fire.

Lewis Morgan, Luquinhas, Frankie Amaya, Serge Ngoma, Matt Nocita, Steven Sserwadda miss the match due to injuries. Dante Vanzeir is suspended, while Kyle Duncan misses the match due to yellow card accumulation.

Kickoff is set for 8:30 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 8:30 p.m. ET. Max Bretos will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Brian Dunseth on the English side, Moises Linares will have the play-by-play responsibilities alongside Jaime Macias on the Spanish broadcast. New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 8 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley.