INSIDE THE 18: Two Strikers Take the Pitch in Midweek Matchup


Brian White and Mathias Jørgensen will both be on the field for the starting whistle as the New York Red Bulls look to generate offense on Wednesday night against Inter Miami CF.

White starts for the second match in a row, while Jørgensen is back in the XI after starting in New York's 2-0 win over D.C. United.

Despite its offensive struggles, New York ranks in the top eight in three defensive categories coming into Wednesday. The Red Bulls sit tied for seventh in shots faced (including blocks) at 129, tied for fifth in shots on target faced with 47 and tied for eighth in goals conceded at 14, per Opta. 

Dru Yearwood will make his third start in a row for the Red Bulls, pairing with Florian Valot in the central midfield. Omir Fernandez and Jared Stroud will feature on the wings.

The back line of Jason Pendant, Tim Parker, Aaron Long and Mandela Egbo will defend the goal, ahead of David Jensen.

Parker will wear the captain's armband.

Interim Head Coach Bradley Carnell will have Kyle Duncan, Kaku, Samuel Tetteh, Sean Nealis, Ben Mines, Cristian Cásseres Jr., Tom Barlow and Danny Royer available off the bench. Kendall McIntosh will serve as the backup goalkeeper.

Sean Davis, Marc Rzatkowski, Patrick Seagrist and Ryan Meara all remain sidelined with injuries.

Coverage on MSG begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with the Red Bulls Pregame show. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Shep Messing and Michelle Gingras.

New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 7 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 7:30 p.m.

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