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INSIDE THE 18: Tyler Adams Returns to Starting XI


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Tyler Adams returns to the New York Red Bulls Starting XI for the first time in nearly a month.

Adams will anchor the defensive midfield alongside Sean Davis as the New York Red Bulls take on the Philadelphia Union at 3 p.m.

The Red Bulls and the Union sit second and fourth, respectively, in the Eastern Conference standings and have tallied club single-season records for wins and points. New York, however, has recently bested Philadelphia in league play, holding the Union scoreless over the last 270 minutes and are unbeaten in eight of the last nine (5-1-3).

Bradley Wright-Phillips starts up top, with Kaku, Alex Muyl and Marc Rzatkowski in the attacking midfield.

Muyl has found his offensive stride late in the season. Muyl has tallied at least a point in back-to-back matches and four of the last six (1G, 3A). The New York, New York, native has recorded three goals and five assists in just 1,125 minutes played. His three goals are tied for a career-best and his five assists are just one shy of his career best.

"Alex has earned the minutes," Head Coach Chris Armas said. "He's playing with a lot of confidence."

Connor Lade, Tim Parker, Aaron Long and Michael Amir Murillo start on defense, with Luis Robles starting in goal.

Kemar Lawrence will miss today’s match against the Philadelphia Union. Lawrence will be rested after experiencing inflammation in his knee. He is considered day-to-day, and is expected to resume training this week.  

Danny Royer will also miss Sunday’s match. Royer was ruled out prior to the Red Bulls’ last game in San Jose after taking a knock. Royer is also expected to resume training this week.

Armas had Ryan Meara available off the bench as the backup goalkeeper, with Brian White, Derrick Etienne, Jr., Cristian Casseres, Jr., Andreas Ivan, Aurelien Collin, Fidel Escobar as substitutes.

Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG GO and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.

New York Red Bulls Radio goes live at 2:30 p.m. ET with Honda Countdown to Kickoff, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Ernesto Motta will carry the Spanish play-by-play, beginning at 3 p.m.