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NYCFC vs New York Red Bulls: Preview, Predictions and Lineups

The latest edition of the Hudson River Derby is upon us as NYCFC hosts the New York Red Bulls at Citi Field this weekend.

Both teams are gunning for the playoff spots this fall after 13 games played in the MLS regular season. NYCFC has bounced back from a difficult start to the season with five wins in the last six games played, with Nick Cushing looking to lead his side into the playoffs.

On the other hand, the visiting Red Bulls managed to get the bitter taste of defeat out of their mouths with their recent triumph over New England Revolution. Sandro Schwarz’s team managed to get back on the winning list after the crushing 2:6 defeat against Inter Miami and Lionel Messi and also got three points against DC United on Wednesday evening.

Here is the 90-minute guide to the 28th MLS Hudson River Derby in NYCFC vs New York Red Bulls.

NYCFC vs New York Red Bulls H2H record (last five games)

Current form (all competitions)


New York Red Bulls

Philadelphia Union 1-2 NYCFC – May 11, 2024

DC United 1-4 New York Red Bulls – May 15, 2024

Toronto FC 2-3 NYCFC – May 11, 2024

New York Red Bulls 4:2 New England Revolution

NYCFC 0-2 Colorado Rapids – May 5, 2024

Inter Miami – New York Red Bulls 6:2 – May 4th, 2024

NYCFC 2-1 Charlotte FC – April 27, 2024

New York Red Bulls 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps – April 27, 2024

NYCFC 2-0 DC United – April 20, 2024

LAFC – New York Red Bulls 2:2 – April 20, 2024


TV channel/live stream

Great Britain

Apple TV – MLS Season Pass

United States

Apple TV – MLS Season Pass


Apple TV+

Maxi Moralez is out due to injury

Maxi Moralez is out due to injury / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Maxi Moralez is the only NYCFC player unavailable for selection due to injury. The veteran midfielder missed the final weeks of the 2023 MLS season with a torn ACL, but is reportedly back in training and could make his long-awaited return in the summer.

Predicted lineup of NYCFC vs. New York Red Bulls (4-2-3-1): freeze; Gray, Martins, Risa, O’Toole; sands, parks; Fernandez, Rodriguez, Ojeda; Bakrar.

Peter Stroud remains out due to injury

Peter Stroud remains out due to injury / Jonathan Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Bulls will be without Peter Stroud and Serge Ngoma as they both struggle with ankle and injury problems. Both players are expected to return to action later this month.

New York Red Bulls expected lineup against NYCFC (4-4-2): Coronel; Dylan Nealis, Sean Nealis, Rush, Tolkin; Gjengaar, Amaya, Edelman, Forsberg; Vanzeir, Morgan.

Both groups of players will be eager to get this game going to claim honors and solidify their position in the Eastern Conference standings.

Both teams have attacking departments that are among the best in MLS, but the Red Bulls’ defense will carry them to victory – aside from the six goals they conceded against Miami a few weeks ago. The RBNY attack will be too big for the NYCFC defense to contain as Black’s side will pick up three big points away from home in the final Hudson River Derby.

Prediction: NYCFC 1-2 New York Red Bulls

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