INSIDE THE 18: Derrick Etienne Jr. Starts for Red Bulls


Midfielder Derrick Etienne Jr. starts for the New York Red Bulls as they take on Orlando City SC on Sunday night.

Etienne starts alongside Kaku and Daniel Royer in the midfield.

Brian White starts up top for New York. 

2018 MLS SuperDraft selections White (First Round) and Tom Barlow (Second Round) have taken advantage of their playing time, while Bradley Wright-Phillips returns to form as they have combined for eight goals and two assists in 1,260 minutes played in league play.

New York is 3-2-3 when either White or Barlow score a goal.

Cristian Casseres Jr. and Sean Davis anchor the defensive midfield.

"He’s a player who understand and is natural in our philosophy," Armas said of Casseres. "He brings a lot of personality to that part of the field."

Going with four in the back, Aaron Long, Amro Tarek, Tim Parker and Michael Amir Murillo start along the backline, with Luis Robles in goal and wearing the captain's armband.

Kemar Lawrence and Alex Muyl did not travel with the team due to rest.

Head Coach Chris Armas will have Connor Lade, Andreas Ivan, Omir Fernandez, Barlow, Marc Rzatkowski and Wright-Phillips available off the bench. Ryan Meara will serve as the backup goalkeeper.

Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. EST with coverage on FS1, Fox Sports Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.

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