FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 13
FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls
Nippert Stadium — Cincinnati
May 25 - 7:30 PM ET


FC Cincinnati seek to avenge a loss to the New York Red Bulls in April when the teams meet for the second and final time this regular season at Nippert Stadium Saturday night.

FC Cincy (3-8-2) are looking to bounce back from a 5-1 loss at Orlando City SC Sunday. Darren Mattocks opened the scoring for the visitors, but the Lions roared for five unanswered goals, two apiece by Tesho Akindele and Nani and one by Dom Dwyer to cruise. 

The Red Bulls (5-5-3) hope to close out a busy week with three points after playing the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 2-2 draw at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, extending an unbeaten run to three games. Brian White canceled out Scott Sutter's early strike to send the game into halftime level before the hosts took a 2-1 lead on an own goal in the 55th minute. Six minutes later, though, the Whitecaps equalized on Fredy Montero's penalty kick after Sean Nealis handled the ball in the box.

The Red Bulls won the lone meeting between the teams, 1-0, at Red Bull Arena on a stunning Connor Lade goal on April 27.

FC Cincinnati

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy McLaughlin (M) - right ACL surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Corben Bone (M) - left shoulder injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Allan Cruz (M) - left ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Greg Garza (D) - right calf injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Kendall Waston (D), Leonardo Bertone (M)
  • International duty:  None

New York Red Bulls

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Florian Valot (M) - torn ACL
    • QUESTIONABLE: Bradley Wright-Phillips (F) - groin injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Aaron Long (D) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Vincent Bezecourt (M) - knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andreas Ivan (M) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at FC Cincinnati

  • This is the first all-time meeting at FC Cincinnati. The New York Red Bulls defeated FC Cincinnati, 1-0, at Red Bull Arena on April 27.


  • Referee: Fotis Bazakos
  • Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Cory Richardson
  • 4th Official: Ted Unkel
  • VAR: Chico Grajeda

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