New York Red Bulls vs Nashville SC preview: How to watch, team news, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
Photo: New York Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls return from the international break on Friday to host Nashville SC at Red Bull Arena.

New York is coming off of a 2-1 victory over Orlando City in their last outing while Nashville is unbeaten on the season, having won two and drawn five of their seven matches this season.

Team news

New York will be without midfielder Cristian Casseres Jr. as he is away on international duty with Venezuela in the Copa America tournament. Dru Yearwood is likely to take his place. Youba Diarra, signed on loan from Red Bull Salzberg, may not feature after picking up a hamstring knock in the opening game of the season.

Center forward Daniel Rios had a minor setback as he continues to rehab from a groin injury that has kept him out for the entire season so far. Brian Anunga is also unavailable for selection with quad and knee issues. Walker Zimmerman, Randall Leal, Anibal Godoy and Alistair Johnston should all be available for Nashville as they return from international duty. 

Predicted lineups

New York Red Bulls: Miguel; Edwards, Nealis, Reyes, Duncan; Yearwood, Davis; Clark, Amaya; Kilmala, Fabio

Nashville SC: Willis; Lovitz, Zimmerman, Romney, Johnston; McCarty, Godoy; Leal, Mukhtar, Muyl; Badji

Ones to watch

Fabio is second in the league with four assists and has excelled at both ends of the pitch, fitting in perfectly with the high-pressure system employed by coach Gerhard Struber.

Hany Mukhtar scored both of Nashville's goals in their 2-2 draw against Atlanta United last time out. He's the only player in franchise history to tally multiple goals in two or more MLS matches. 


This is the first-ever meeting between New York and Nashville. 

How to watch

The match will be shown nationally on ESPN+. In local markets, MSG Network will carry the game in New York while MyTV30 will broadcast the match in Nashville. Kick-off is scheduled for 8pm ET.​​