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Ben Solomon

KEYS TO THE GAME, pres. by Honda: Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls (1-1-1, 4 pts) aim to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to Orlando City with a road match against the Chicago Fire (0-2-1, 1 pt) at SeatGeek Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. Coverage of Saturday’s match will be broadcast on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.

Here are the Keys to the Game, presented by Honda

Back From Duty

The Red Bulls will welcome back Aaron Long, Kaku, Kemar Lawrence and Michael Amir Murillo, who were all on international duty for the team's previous match.

Long played one full match for the United States Men's National Team, Kaku went the distance in one match for Paraguay, Lawrence played 90 minutes for the Jamaican National Team and Murillo played a whole game for Panama

Right The Ship

New York is looking to bounce back from a loss at home, their first since July, 2018. The loss also snapped New York’s league unbeaten streak of eight matches (6-0-2), dating back to last season.

The Red Bulls will look to get back to their winning ways in Chicago, where they won 1-0 on August 11, 2018.

Gaitán Debut

The Fire are hoping to have their new playmaker, Nicolás Gaitán, available against the Red Bulls.

Despite Gaitán not arriving or training with the team yet, Chicago's Head Coach Veljko Paunović is still holding out hope everything will be ready for the Argentine to debut.



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