NYCFC vs Charlotte FC preview: How to watch, team news, predicted lineups, kickoff time and ones to watch
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NYCFC look to stop a three-match winless streak as they host Charlotte FC at Red Bull Arena.

The Boys In Blue dropped a 3-2 decision to Inter Miami last Saturday with Alejandro Pozuelo scoring twice, including the match-winner.

Charlotte were crushed 5-0 by league leaders LAFC last time out, their second consecutive loss as they are 11th in the East, four points out of a playoff spot.

Team news

NYCFC

Nick Cushing will be without the services of midfielder Keaton Parks and defender Alex Callens as both are nursing lower body injuries.

Midfielders Tayvon Gray and Gabriel Pereira are questionable with lower body injuries, but both should start if they are determined to be fit.

Charlotte FC

Vinicius Mello and Adam Armour continue to recover after undergoing left foot and left knee surgery, respectively. 

Kerwin Vergas is questionable with a knee issue.

Predicted lineups

NYCFC: Johnson; Amundsen, Chanot, Martins, Acevedo; Morales, Moralez; Andrade, Rodriguez, Magno; Héber

Charlotte FC: Kahlina; Mora, Sobocinski, Walkes, Afful; Bronico, Bender, McNeill; Reyna, Swiderski, Józwiak

Ones to watch

Talles Magno (NYCFC)

He scored against Miami, bringing his total to six to go along with eight assists. With Valentin Castellanos on loan until next July, the dynamic young Brazilian will be the key player in the Boys In Blue attack.

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Karol Swiderski (Charlotte FC)

The club's first-ever Designated Player has scored seven times and is developing a good partnership with Andre Shinyashiki in the heart of the Charlotte attack. The Pole is not just a scorer, but a complete forward.

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Previous meetings

This is the first-ever matchup between NYCFC and Charlotte.

How to watch

The match will be streamed nationally on ESPN+. In New York, there will be no live television coverage, but the YES Network app has all of the action. WAXN provides coverage in Charlotte.

Kickoff is set for 8pm Eastern time.

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