Chris Armas
Ben Solomon

INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls Stick With Same Starting XI

The New York Red Bulls will run with the same Starting XI and 18-man gameday roster for Leg 2 against Atlanta United FC.

Bradley Wright-Phillips starts up top for Head Coach Chris Armas as the Red Bulls search for at least a 3-0 lead to force extra time.

In the conference semifinals, the Red Bulls came back from a 0-1 deficit to Columbus with a 3-0 performance in Leg 2 at Red Bull Arena. New York advanced after falling in the first leg of a two-legged series for the first time in franchise history.

Daniel Royer, Kaku and Alex Muyl support the attack, while Tyler Adams and Sean Davis anchor the defensive midfield.

New York aims to become the first team in league history to come back from a three-goal deficit in the playoffs as four previous teams failed to advance after falling 3-0 in Leg 1.

Connor Lade, Aaron Long, Tim Parker and Michael Amir Murillo start along the backline for the Red Bulls.

Kemar Lawrence remains out after taking a knock in training.

Luis Robles starts in goal and captains the side.

The Red Bulls have not allowed a goal to an opponent at RBA over the last 577 minutes, dating back to August 5. New York has recorded 14 of their 20 shutouts at home this season.

Leg 2 of the Eastern Conference Championship, presented by Hackensack Meridian Health, on Thursday at Red Bull Arena, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on FS1, FOX Sports Go and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.

New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 6:45 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 7:30 p.m.