INSIDE THE 18: Fresh Legs Face Off Against Vancouver Whitecaps FC


The New York Red Bulls will roll out a fresh lineup for their midweek matchup against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday night.

Head Coach Chris Armas will roll out Omir Fernandez, Kaku, Derrick Etienne Jr. and Cristian Casseres Jr. in the midfield.

The Red Bulls are unbeaten in the last three (2-0-1) matches against Whitecaps FC. 

Brian White will start up top for New York.

Along the backline, Armas will have Connor Lade, Amro Tarek, Sean Nealis and Kyle Duncan start on defense.

Vancouver is the only team in MLS to have a winning record (2-1-2) against New York at Red Bull Arena across all competitions.

Luis Robles will start in goal and wear the captain's armband.

Mathias Jørgensen, Sean Davis, Michael Amir Murillo, Tom Barlow, Daniel Royer and Kemar Lawrence are available off the bench. Ryan Meara will serve as the backup goalkeeper.

Royer currently leads New York in assists in league play (4) and across all competitions (5). The Austrian winger has been timely with his assists this season as he has a team-best three game-winning assists, all of which have come in three of the Red Bulls last four wins.

Opening kick is slated for 8 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG+, MSG Go, TSN and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.

New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 7 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Ernesto Motta will carry the Spanish play-by-play, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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