New York City FC and New York Red Bulls are set to lock horns in the Hudson river derby on Wednesday when they play in MLS.
NYCFC head into the fixture on the back of a 2-0 loss at Philadelphia, while the Red Bulls will be the more confident side after managing to nick a late point from the Vancouver Whitecaps in a 2-2 draw.
It will be the fist regular-season meeting between the two sides after the Red Bulls won 4-0 at home against their New York rivals in May, while NYCFC then answered with a 1-0 victory at Yankee Stadium in July.
|Game||NYCFC vs New York Red Bulls|
|Date||Wednesday, August 11|
|Time||12am BST / 7pm ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|Fox Sports 1||Fox Sports GO|
The game is not being shown live on television in the United Kingdom.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Position||New York City FC players|
|Goalkeepers||Caldwell, Johnson, Stuver|
|Defenders||Abdul-Salaam, Chanot, Ibeagha, Matarrita, Scally, Sweat, Tinnerholm|
|Midfielders||Amagat, Awuah, Bedoya, McNamara, Moralez, Ofori, Ring, Sands|
|Forwards||Berget, Lewis, Tajouri-Shradi, Villa, Wallace|
Defensive midfielder Ronald Matarrita is suspended for the fixture, while Yangel Herrera, Cedric Hountondji, Valentin Castellanos, Jesus Medina and Alex Callens are all unavailable due to injury issues.
Potential NYCFC XI: Johnson; Tinnerholm, Chanot, Ibeagha, Sweat; Ofori, Ring, Moralez; Berget, Villa, Tajouri-Shradi.
|Position||New York Red Bulls players|
|Goalkeepers||Louro, Meara, Robles|
|Defenders||Collin, Escobar, Kutler, Lade, Lawrence, Long, Murillo, Ndam, Parker, Politz, Redding|
|Midfielders||Adams, Casseres Jr., Davis, Etienne Jr., Ivan, Mines, Muyl, Gamarra, Royer, Rzatkowski|
|Forwards||Abang, Rivas, White, Wright-Phillips|
Michael Murillo is suspended, while Florian Valot and Kyle Duncan are both sidelined with torn ACL injuries, and Vincent Bezecourt and Tommy Redding also out of action.
Potential New York Red Bulls XI: Robles; Lade, Parker, Long, Lawrence; Adams, Davis; Rzatkowski, Kaku, Royer; Wright-Phillips.
Betting & Match Odds
A home win for NYCFC is available at odds of 11/10 according to bet 365 , while a draw is priced at 13/5. An away win for the Red Bulls is up for 9/4.
New York City FC have won three of the last five New York Derbies, losing one and drawing one, and have won once in the first six league meetings between the rivals.
The Red Bulls currently sit in second-place in the Eastern Conference, ahead of NYCFC by one point, albeit also having played a game more.
David Villa will be a boost for the home side after missing the clash against LA Galaxy due to injury. NYCFC squandered a pair of second-half goals in the loss to Philadelphia on Saturday, with Cory Burke and Ilsinho both scoring after half-time for the Union.
NYCFC then finished the game with nine players after Medina picked up a hamstring injury and Ronaldo Matarrita was shown a red card for a late challenge on Ilsinho.
Daniel Royer was the hero for the Red Bulls when they fought back to escape with a point in the 2-2 draw against Vancouver on Saturday.
The forward struck in the fifth minute, converting from Bradley Wright-Philips' cross. He then volleyed in from a free-kick at the end of regular time following a brief rally from the home side, who were leading 2-1.