INSIDE THE 18: Rece Buckmaster Starts vs. Philadelphia Union


Defender Rece Buckmaster will start at right back for the New York Red Bulls as they take on Philadelphia Union in Round One of Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Buckmaster starts in place of Kyle Duncan, who is still working back from a hamstring injury.

Along with Buckmaster, Aaron Long, Tim Parker and Kemar Lawrence complete the backline, ahead of goalkeeper and captain Luis Robles.

The two teams split the regular-season series as both home teams earned a victory with New York earning a 2-0 win at Red Bull Arena and Philadelphia tallying a 3-2 come-from-behind victory at Talen Energy Stadium.

Anchoring the defensive midfield, Cristian Casseres Jr. and Marc Rzatkowski get the nod, while Kaku, Daniel Royer and Josh Sims push the attack.

Tom Barlow starts at forward for New York.

On September 22 at Red Bull Arena, Barlow scored the decisive goal to lift the Red Bulls to victory over the Union.

Off the bench, Head Coach Chris Armas will have Connor Lade, Sean Nealis, Alex Muyl, Sean Davis, Brian White and Bradley Wright-Phillips are available to sub in. Ryan Meara will serve as the backup goalkeeper.

Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET with coverage on FS1, FOX Sports Go, Fox Deportes and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.

New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 2:30 p.m. EST with Countdown to Kickoff, presented by Honda, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Ernesto Motta will carry the Spanish play-by-play responsibilities, beginning at 3 p.m. EST.

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