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New York Red Bulls vs. FC Cincinnati | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 1
New York Red Bulls vs. FC Cincinnati
Red Bull Arena – Harrison
March 1 – 1:00 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

The New York Red Bulls are younger than they've ever been and those fresh faces will get a chance to make a positive first impression when they host FC Cincinnati Sunday at Red Bull Arena.

Household names like Luis Robles, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Kemar Lawrence and Michael Amir Murillo are gone and they've been replaced, largely, by players within the system. Some, like Ryan Meara, Kyle Duncan and Brian White, are ready to take larger roles in 2020, while newcomers like John Tolkin, Mandela Egbo and Patrick Seagrist join returning stars like Aaron Long, Tim Parker and Kaku.

A difficult inaugural season is in the rearview mirror and FC Cincinnati look to move forward, and improve, in 2020. Haris Medunjanin arrives from Philadelphia to secure his spot in the center of the park and he'll be joined by veteran Siem de Jong, while Yuya Kubo, Adrien Regattin and Jurgen Locadia should provide needed scoring punch.

NY Red Bulls
NY Red Bulls vs. FC Cincinnati

Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 PM ET
Red Bull Arena

FC Cincinnati
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: None
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: None
  • Suspended: Joseph-Claude Gyau (M)
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Red Bulls

  • Red Bulls: 1 win, 1 goal
  • FC Cincinnati: 0 wins, 0 goals
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: David Gantar
  • Assistant Referees: Eric Boria, Gianni Facchini
  • 4th Official: Kevin Broadley
  • VAR: Jorge Gonzalez