Reyna and Stammler out vs. KC

Reyna and Stammler out vs. KC

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Reyna and Stammler out vs. KC

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Red Bulls midfielders Claudio Reyna and Seth Stammler are out for Saturday’s match against Kansas City. Red Bulls coach Juan Carlos Osorio stated on Thursday that Reyna’s strained left calf isn’t likely to be healed in time to play on Saturday. Stammler is out with a herniated disc in his back.

Rookie Luke Sassano filled in well in central midfield against Los Angeles and is likely to start again vs. the Wizards. Osorio praised Sassano’s performance against the Galaxy, saying he was the best player for the Red Bulls.

Red Bulls forward Juan Pablo Angel and midfielder Dane Richards trained and are set to play on Saturday. Angel sported ice on his sore left hamstring while Richards wore an icepack on his right knee after training.

What lineup might we see for the Red Bulls against the Kansas City Wizards? Here’s one possible group:

————————Angel———————–

Altidore———————————-Richards

————————Magee———————

Van Den Bergh————————–Freeman

———————–Sassano——————–

Goldthwaite———-Parke—————Leitch

———————–Conway———————

If the Red Bulls go with a three-man back-line then you’ll likely see Freeman playing a wing midfield role rather than as a right back. However, if Freeman gets the nod at right back in a three then look for Richards in a midfield role, Altidore as a right forward and Danleigh Borman as a left forward.

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