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INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls Take on Crew in Battle atop Eastern Conference


The New York Red Bulls have an early test in the 2024 season, taking on the reigning MLS Cup champions in Columbus Crew on Saturday night at Field.

Head Coach Sandro Schwarz makes his first visit to Ohio, with Emil Forsberg and Lewis Morgan leading the way for New York.

Morgan recorded his second goal of the season in New York’s 2-1 win over FC Dallas on March 9. The Scottish winger has recorded two game-winning goals this year, which is tied for first in MLS this season.

Elias Manoel and Peter Stroud look to keep RBNY’s six-match regular season road unbeaten streak intact, the fourth-longest in franchise history.

Frankie Amaya and Daniel Edelman lock down the defensive midfield.

This will be the 80th overall regular season meeting between New York and Columbus, with the series being tied with a 33-33-19 mark.

Andrés Reyes makes his first start of the season, pairing with Noah Eile at the centerback position. Kyle Duncan and John Tolkin defend on the wings.

The Red Bulls and Columbus are two of the five teams that are currently tied for first in the Eastern Conference with seven points.

Carlos Coronel starts in goal for New York.

Off the bench, the Red Bulls will have Sean Nealis, Dylan Nealis, Cameron Harper, Dennis Gjengaar, Ronald Donkor, Wiki Carmona, Cory Burke and Roald Mitchell. Ryan Meara will serve as backup goalkeeper.

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.

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

Dante Vanzeir and Serge Ngoma will miss the match due to injury.

Coverage on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Tony Husband will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Ross Smith on the English side, while Oscar Salazar will have the play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Jamie Macias 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.