Luquinhas leads the New York Red Bulls against Charlotte FC
New York Red Bulls (6-3-5, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte FC (5-8-1, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
Charlotte, North Carolina; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: New York +121, Charlotte FC +218, Draw +244; over/under is 2.5 goals
BOTTOM LINE: Luquinhas leads the New York Red Bulls into a matchup with Charlotte FC following a two-goal outing against D.C. United.
Charlotte is 4-6-0 in Eastern Conference play. Charlotte is 3-5 in games decided by one goal.
The Red Bulls are 5-2-3 against conference opponents. The Red Bulls rank fourth in the MLS giving up 15 goals.
The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Karol Swiderski has four goals and one assist for Charlotte. Christian Fuchs has scored one goal over the past 10 games.
Lewis Morgan has scored six goals with one assist for the Red Bulls. Luquinhas has four goals and two assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Charlotte: 4-5-1, averaging 0.9 goals, 3.8 shots on goal and 5.7 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.1 goals per game.
Red Bulls: 4-2-4, averaging 1.6 goals, 4.8 shots on goal and 6.1 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.1 goals per game.
NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Charlotte: Vinicius Mello (injured), Adam Edouard Armour (injured), Christopher Hegardt (injured), Pablo Sisniega (injured), Yordy Reyna (injured), Harrison Afful (injured), Christian Fuchs (injured).
Red Bulls: Serge Ngoma (injured), Wikelman Carmona (injured), Cameron Harper (injured), Lucas Monzon (injured), Andres Reyes (injured), Ashley Fletcher (injured).