New York has enjoyed a remarkable resurgence over the last two months, climbing from the depths of the Eastern Conference to stand on the cusp of the MLS Playoffs with a win or draw giving them a postseason berth.
The Black and Gold are assured of a home match and can clinch the second seed with a win or a loss or draw by Philadelphia against NYCFC.
Nashville will only be missing Daniel Rios, out with an ankle injury and Taylor Washington, who is in the league's health and safety protocols.
The Red Bulls are without Aaron Long due to an Achilles injury and striker Patryk Klimala, suspended due to yellow card accumulation. Omir Fernandez is questionable with a hamstring issue.
Nashville SC: Willis; Zimmerman, Romney, Maher; Lovitz, Muyl, Anunga, Godoy, Johnston; Mukhtar, Sapong
New York Red Bulls: Coronel; Reyes, Nealis, Edwards; Duncan, Yearwood, Davis, Clark; Royer, Fabio, Casseres Jr.
Joe Willis (Nashville SC)
The goalkeeper is tied for the MLS lead in shutouts with 13 and along with a dependable back-line, is part of a defense that is tied with Seattle and the Red Bulls for the fewest goals allowed in the league with 32.
Fabio (New York Red Bulls)
With the absence of Klimala, the Brazilian will be looked to in the heart of the New York attack. His goal in the previous meeting against Nashville was his first in MLS.
The two sides have only met once this year with the Red Bulls claiming a 2-0 win at home in June thanks to goals from Fabio and Kyle Duncan.
The match will be streamed nationally by ESPN +. ESPN will have live national television coverage with kickoff set for 3:30pm Eastern time.