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INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls Take On Wayne Rooney's D.C. United in The District

The New York Red Bulls will face off against Wayne Rooney as a manager for the first time, playing against D.C. United on Saturday evening at Audi Field.

Head Coach Gerhard Struber will deploy Tom Barlow, Lewis Morgan and Omir Fernandez in the attack, with Dru Yearwood and Cristian Cásseres Jr. anchoring the defensive midfield.

The Red Bulls have earned two wins against D.C. this season, which includes a 4-1 victory at Red Bull Arena on May 28. 

John Tolkin and Cameron Harper see starts at wingback, with Aaron Long, Sean Nealis and Dylan Nealis along the backline. Carlos Coronel starts in goal.

D.C. United earned their first victory under Head Coach Wayne Rooney on Sunday, July 31, against Orlando City SC. D.C. United have one win in their last five matches.

RBNY will have Frankie Amaya, Caden Clark, Daniel Edelman, Patryk Klimala, Luquinhas, Steven Sserwadda, Andrés Reyes and Zach Ryan available off the bench. Ryan Meara will serve as backup goalkeeper.

Luquinhas scored his first career multi-goal in MLS on May 28 against D.C. United. The Brazilian midfielder registered his third MLS assist of the season against Colorado Rapids on Tuesday and has now registered six assists across all competitions. He earned Week 15 Player of the Week honors the last time New York played D.C. United.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 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 7 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 6:30 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 7 p.m. ET.

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