Inside The 18

INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls Set for Home Matchup vs. FC Cincinnati

The New York Red Bulls welcome FC Cincinnati to Red Bull Arena on Saturday evening for their second matchup of the season -- the one on home turf for New York.

Patryk Klimala, Caden Clark, Cristian Cásseres Jr. and Cameron Harper will get the nod to start in the attack.

This will be the ninth overall MLS regular season meeting between New York and Cincinnati, the Red Bulls lead the series with a 4-2-2 mark, including a 2-1-1 mark at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls have posted an 9-2-2 record this season when scoring the first goal of the match. FC Cincinnati comes into the match sitting in ninth place of the Eastern Conference with 33 points and are on a four-match unbeaten streak.

Dru Yearwood and Daniel Edelman will lock down the defensive midfield.

John Tolkin, Andrés Reyes, Sean Nealis and Kyle Duncan start along the back, with Carlos Coronel in goal.

Duncan made his return to the Red Bulls on loan from K.V. Oostende in Belgium on August 13. The defender spent four seasons with New York, where he appeared in 73 matches and recorded five goals and ten assists. Duncan has scored one goal and tallied two assists in four career matches against FC Cincinnati. He scored the game-winning goal in New York’s home opener against FC Cincinnati on March 1, 2020. The Brooklyn, N.Y. native registered his first assist back with New York on the first goal of the Red Bulls’ 2-1 victory over Atlanta United FC on Wednesday.

Head Coach Gerhard Struber will have Aaron Long, Dylan Nealis, Lewis Morgan, Frankie Amaya, Steve Sserwadda, Luquinhas, Tyler Pasher and Tom Barlow available off the bench. Ryan Meara will serve as backup goalkeeper.

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Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG GO, and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and

Coverage on MSG begins at 5:30 p.m. ET with the Red Bulls Pregame show. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Shep Messing and Michelle Gingras.

New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 5 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Stefano Fusaro will carry the Spanish play-by-play responsibilities, beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET.

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.