INSIDE THE 18: Red Bulls Ready to Take On LAFC


The New York Red Bulls will look to take down the top team in MLS on Sunday night when they take on LAFC at 10 p.m. ET on FS1.

Head Coach Chris Armas will start Brian White at forward, supported by Danny Royer, Kaku and Marc Rzatkowski.

New York owns a combined 6-4-1 mark against current playoff teams in both the East and West. The Red Bulls are 4-1-0 against current Western Conference playoff teams and a 1-1-1 against West teams on the road.

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

Along the back line, Rece Buckmaster gets his second MLS start, alongside Tim Parker, Aaron Long and Kemar Lawrence. Buckmaster helped the Red Bulls put up a clean sheet vs. Toronto FC on August 3.

Luis Robles starts in goal and wears the captain's armband.

New York has fared well against Western Conference opponents since 2018 as they own a 14-3-3 mark with a plus-22 goal differential.

Armas will have Amro Tarek, Alex Muyl, Omir Fernandez, Michael Amir Murillo, Tom Barlow and Bradley Wright-Phillips available off the bench. Ryan Meara will serve as the club's backup goalkeeper.

Kickoff is slated for 10 p.m. EST with coverage on FS1, FOX Sports Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.

New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 9 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley.

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