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The New York Red Bulls gave a great battle to Orlando City last Saturday but fell 3-1. Florian Valot scored the Red Bulls’ lone goal. Now, New York prepares to host Inter Miami at Red Bull Arena, in what will be their second all-time meeting. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday. 

Here are the Keys to the Game, presented by Honda: 

Build off Last Home Game 

In their last home game, the Red Bulls shattered a three-game home losing streak with a strong 4-1 victory over Montreal Impact.  

Tom Barlow netted his first two goals of the season, while Danny Royer scored his fourth of the season and grabbed two assists. 

The Red Bull already defeated Inter Miami 4-1 at Inter Miami CF Stadium with players like Ben Mines and Brian White getting on the scoresheet. 

With a little over a month left until the regular season comes to a close, building a positive momentum at RBA will be fundamental. 

Coping without Kaku and Cásseres Jr. 

So far in 2020 Kaku has started 12 matches, while Cristian Cásseres Jr. 13.  

However after the game against Orlando City, Interim Head Coach Bradley Carnell highlighted how the team has been able to make six to seven changes to the line-up and be able to walk away with the result. 

“We’ve shown in a span of a week or two ago that we can change six or seven in the line-up and come away with a good result in Miami,” said Carnell. “One door closes for somebody, and another opportunity opens up for some of our other players, who are training really well day in and day out.” 

As Carnell has mentioned in past days, the internal competition in the team is high and anyone can enter the starting XI and perform.  

Inter Will Arrive with a Three-Game Losing Streak 

Since the Red Bulls 4-1 win in Inter Miami CF Stadium several weeks ago, Inter Miami CF have not won. 

In that string of three losses, they’ve conceded ten goals and only scored three.  

In their visit to the Red Bull Arena, they will not count with former Red Bull, Luis Robles, who suffered a fracture to his left arm in the loss to NYCFC. 

Meanwhile, Rodolfo Pizarro, who has scored three goals this season, traveled to the Netherlands to join Mexico’s National Team who will play friendlies against the Oranje and Algeria’s National Team and will not be present in Wednesday night’s match.