VAN vs NYRB: New York Red Bulls will be looking for their third consecutive win when they host Vancouver Whitecaps in the Major League Soccer (MLS), regular season matchup at Red Bull Arena, on Thursday morning (IST).
The MLS match will be played between New York Red Bulls and Vancouver Whitecaps at Red Bull Arena, in Harrison, New Jersey. The ground has a capacity of 25,000.
The game will start at 05:30 AM (IST), on Thursday, May 23.
New York Red Bulls Team News:
- French midfielder Florian Valot will be undergoing surgery for a torn right ACL, according to official reports. The 26-year-old attack-minded player took to Instagram to reveal about his injury.
- A few more players are carrying knocks and will be evaluated before the match. The players being Bradley Wright-Phillips (groin injury), Aaron Long(hamstring injury) and Vincent Bezecourt (knee injury).
- Winger Andreas Ivan picked up an ankle injury in the last game and will be assessed.
- Centre-back Tim Parker was given a straight red card after the referee saw his physical tussle with Josef Martinez as the last-man offense. So he will be serving a ban here.
Vancouver Whitecaps Team News:
- Six players are on the Whitecaps’ injury list ahead of this match. The list is as follows:
- Matthew Baldisimo (left ankle contusion) and Jesser Khemiri (left knee injury) will be missing the match due to an injury.
- Yordy Reyna continues to be on the sidelines as the 25-year-old is recovering from a hamstring injury.
- In addition, David Norman Jr. (right foot injury) and Lass Bangoura (left hamstring strain) complete the absentee list for this match.
- Centre-back Doneil Henry is the latest player to join Whitecaps’ growing injury list. He has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
VAN vs NYRB Squad
Probable XI: Robles (GK), Duncan, Sean Nealis, Tarek, Lawrence/ Lade, Rzatkowski/Cristian Cásseres, S. Davis, A Ivan/Derrick Etienne, A Romero, D. Royer, Brian White / Tom Barlow
Probable XI: M Crepeau (GK), Ali Adnan, Doneil Henry, Erik Godoy, Jake Nerwinski, Russell Teibert, Felipe Campanholi Martins, Andy Rose, Lucas Venuto, Victor Pagliari Giro / Hwang-in-beom, Fredy Montero