- The New York Red Bulls finish up a three-game road trip with a visit to Exploria Park to take on Orlando City.
The Lions continue to maintain second place in the Eastern Conference standings and are riding a three-match winning streak, defeating Inter Miami 2-1 in a come-from-behind effort in their last outing while the Red Bulls are seventh after battling to a 0-0 draw against Atlanta United last Sunday.
Orlando City will be without Ruan who has a lower-body injury while starting goalkeeper Pedro Gallese and Sebastian Mendez are on international duty with Peru and Ecuador respectively at the Gold Cup. Joao Moutinho and Pato are both question marks with lower body injuries.
The Red Bulls are missing several players as Caden Clark (appendectomy), Youba Diarra (hamstring), Aaron Long (achilles), Andres Reyes (hamstring) and Daniel Royer (thigh) while Tom Edwards is questionable with a quad injury.
Orlando City: Austin; Smith, Jansson, Carlos, Moutinho; Perea, Urso; Mueller, Pereyra, Nani; Dike
New York Red Bulls: Coronel; Duncan, Reyes, Nealis, Edwards; Davis, Yearwood; Amaya, Carmona; Fabio, Klimala
Ones to watch
Nani has been the main offensive spark for Orlando City, scoring six goals while Darryl Dike has already scored twice after recently ending his loan spell with EFL Championship club Barnsley.
Red Bulls goalkeeper Carlos Coronel is tied for the league lead with four clean sheets while Fabio has been a creative force, registering five assists. Clark, out through injury for this game, is the team leader in goals with four.
This is the 15th all-time meeting Orlando City and New York with their last matchup coming on May 29th with New York picking up a 2-1 win, handing the Lions their only loss of the season thanks to goals from Caden Clark in the 35th minute and Cristian Casseres Jr. in the 64th minute before Silvester van der Water pulled one back in the 84th minute.
ESPN+ will provide national streaming coverage while FOX35 PLUS has coverage in Orlando. MSG is set to televise the action in New York. Kick-off is set for 7:30pm Eastern time.