Inside The 18

INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls Seek Victory in Ohio


Emil Forsberg returns to the Starting XI against FC Cincinnati on Saturday night.

Forsberg, who missed the last few matches due to international duty and injury, is back in the New York Red Bulls starting squad in Ohio.

This will be the 12th overall regular season meeting between New York and Cincinnati, with the Red Bulls holding the advantage in the series with a 5-3-3 mark.

The duo of Lewis Morgan and Dante Vanzeir will lead the attack for New York, with Wiki Carmona pushing forward.

Morgan currently leads MLS in goals scored with six and game-winning goals with three. With his sixth goal, Morgan tied Carlos Vela (2019) for the most goals scored by an MLS player in the month of March. The Scottish winger has recorded three goals and three assists against FC Cincinnati across all competitions in his career.

Peter Stroud and Frankie Amaya again team up in the defensive midfield for New York.

Along the backline, John Tolkin, Sean Nealis, Andrés Reyes and Dylan Nealis get the start.

The Red Bulls have posted a 3-0-1 regular season mark against Cincinnati, including a 2-0-1 mark at TQL Stadium.

Carlos Coronel starts in goal.

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.

Off the bench, Head Coach Sandro Schwarz will have Julian Hall, Elias Manoel, Serge Ngoma, Dennis Gjengaar, Daniel Edelman, Kyle Duncan, Cameron Harper, Noah Eile and Ryan Meara available.

Forward Cory Burke will miss the match due to injury. 

Kickoff is set for 7:30 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 7:30 p.m. ET. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Danny Higginbotham on the English side, while Diego Pessolano will have the play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Daniel Chapela on the Spanish side. New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 7 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Toyota, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley.

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