Inside 18 5.12.18
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INSIDE THE 18: Familiar Lineup Looking for Repeat Performance

Head Coach Jesse Marsch will play the same XI that defeated NYCFC, 4-0, last week in the NY Derby. It is the first time in 2018 that New York has used the same starting lineup in back-to-back weeks.

New York aim to buck their trend at Colorado’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park since it was built in 2007. The Red Bulls have won just once in the last seven matches (1-5-1) and have been outscored, 17-4, in Commerce City, Colorado. In 2018, New York is 1-2-0 on the road and all three have been one-goal games.

Along the backline, in front of captain Luis Robles, who will be making his 183rd straight MLS start in net, sits Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Aaron Long and Michael Amir Murillo.

Saturday presents the Red Bulls with an opportunity to record their second-straight road victory in additional to extending their win streak to three straight games overall.

Tyler Adams and Sean Davis will sit in the midfield behind league leader in assists, Kaku.

The two wingers for the evening will be Danny Royer and Florian Valot.

Valot has continued to blossom into a two-way threat recording his third goal and assist in last week’s victory.

Up top sits, Bradley Wright-Phillips, who has been an early season candidate for MLS MVP.

BWP has been the catalyst for New York’s offense as he has strung together four consecutive matches with at least one point and leading the team in goals (6) and second in assists (4). Over the last four matches, Wright-Phillips has tallied nine points on three goals and three assists.

New York will have Vincent Bezecourt, Aurelien Collin, Fidel Escobar, Derrick Etienne, Jr., Ethan Kutler and Alex Muyl on the bench. Ryan Meara will serve as the backup keeper.

Kutler is making his first career appearance in the 18 since his recent signing.

Kickoff is slated for 9 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG GO, ESPN+ and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.

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