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INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls Roll Out Strong Roster for Open Cup Final

The New York Red Bulls will run with a championship-caliber lineup for the 2017 U.S. Open Cup Final on Wednesday night.

Ryan Meara will start in goal for the Red Bulls, continuing his streak of starting every game of Open Cup play.

In the four previous Open Cup matches, Meara has tallied 11 saves and two shutouts. He has four career Open Cup shutouts.

New York will start Aaron Long, Fidel Escobar, Michael Amir Murillo, Kemar Lawrence and Tyler Adams in the back.

Long has played in all but one match across all competition. In MLS play, Long has anchored a backline in which has seen 16 different combinations.

In the midfield, Felipe, Sacha Kljestan, Alex Muyl and Sean Davis will push the attack.

No matter what competition that has presented itself for New York this season, Felipe has started every game to date. For the year, the Red Bulls midfielder has started all 34 matches and has played in 3,111 of the 3,120 possible minutes of playing time.

Bradley Wright-Phillips will start at forward for the Red Bulls.

The bench will have Luis Robles, Muhamed Keita, Gonzalo Veron, Derrick Etienne, Jr., Connor Lade, Sal Zizzo and Dan Metzger.

Daniel Royer is not on the gameday roster due to an international player limit and a coach's decision as he works back from injury.

The game will be broadcast nationwide on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes and can be heard on New York Red Bulls Radio on Tunein.