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New York City vs. New York Red Bulls: Match Thread, notes & how to watch

On this most vaunted of occasions, we get together once more for DERBY DAY. We've got everything you need to get set-- injuries, projected lineups, match week notes, and much more! Stick around for our match day thread, won't you?

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There will be forced removals at Yankee Stadium today. There will probably be arrests. There will probably be smoke bombs.

We'll comment on those possibilities at the appropriate time. What we do know, however?

There will be Josh Saunders

I'd say that just about covers it.


If you haven't read Raf's match preview, jump on it! He's got all the storylines, projected starting lineups, and a tactical breakdown.

Also, don't miss the rest of Hudson River Blue's coverage this week:


New York City:

OUT: Connor Brandt (adductor strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Khiry Shelton (MCL Sprain), Josh Williams (adductor strain)

New York Red Bulls:

PROBABLE: Lloyd Sam (groin)



New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls

Sunday June 28th, 5 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. PST

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Watch on ESPN and ESPN Deportes
Listen on 970 AM (English) & 92.7 FM (Español)
Stream on WatchESPN


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