Loons-New York game preview: Team is healthier for Red Bulls

6 p.m. Sunday at New York Purple Bulls · BSN, 1500-AM

Preview: Previously hurt Chase Gasper, Bakaye Dibassy, Franco Fragapane, Abu Danladi and Kervin Arriaga all properly trained Friday, and Loons mentor Adrian Heath named them all offered. He claimed starting ideal again Romain Metanire is nearer to returning but most likely not close sufficient. Defender Oniel Fisher did not practice Friday, will travel and is a gameday choice, Heath stated. … The Loons have started out their sixth season with two 1-1 attracts, at Philadelphia and at home from Nashville SC. This is the Pink Bulls’ dwelling opener immediately after they commenced 2- on the road, beating San Jose 3-1 and Toronto 4-1. Since of COVID-19 and abbreviated or unbalanced schedules, the Loons have not played the Red Bulls due to the fact a 2-1 United victory on April 6, 2019, in Harrison, N.J. … Loons veteran defender Brent Kallman is ready for a fight. “It is likely to be nasty, it is heading to be gritty,” he claimed. “You received to be completely ready to struggle for the very first ball at all the knockdowns about 90 minutes. They seriously check you and they have top quality, far too. But the video games have been a fistfight.” … Opening kick was improved from a 1 p.m. start time.

Accidents: The Loons listing Dibassy (ankle), Fisher (thigh), Gasper (head) and Metanire (thigh) as questionable F Patrick Weah continues to be out. The Red Bulls list Andres Reyes (foot), Wiki Carmona (foot), Cameron Harper (quad) and Ashley Fletcher (visa) as out and Cristian Casseres (hip flexor) as questionable.