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Danny Medley

INSIDE THE 18: New York Red Bulls Ready to Take On Chicago Fire

The Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs are here and the New York Red Bulls are ready to play.

Facing the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park, Jesse Marsch will dispatch his playoff lineup for a 8:30 p.m. ET kick on FS1 and UniMas.

Bradley Wright-Phillips will lead the attack for the Red Bulls, with Sacha Kljestan, Sean Davis and Daniel Royer pushing the ball forward.

In each of his last three matches against the Windy City team, Wright-Phillips has netted a goal for the Red Bulls. The Englishman tallied 17 goals this season and is one goal shy of reaching 99 goals in all competitions.

Kljestan has 37 assists to his name, the most in MLS over that span. Kljestan is also the first player to lead the league in assists in back-to-back seasons. 

Felipe will lock down the defensive midfield, while Kemar Lawrence and Tyler Adams work as the wing backs.

Damien Perrinelle, Aaron Long and Michael Amir Murillo will anchor the defense.

Luis Robles will start in goal for New York.

With four saves against D.C. United on Sunday, Robles recorded 100 saves in back-to-back seasons and for the fourth time in his career. 

The Red Bulls will have Ryan Meara available off the bench, with Connor Lade, Fidel Escobar, Alex Muyl, Vincent Bezecourt, Derrick Etienne, Jr. and Gonzalo Veron ready to sub in as needed.

Sal Zizzo, who left Sunday's game with an injury, and Muhamed Keita are not on the gameday roster.