Barcelona will play a preseason friendly against MLS team New York Red Bulls in New Jersey on Saturday night as part of their preparations for the 2022–23 season.
The Red Bulls lost to Orlando City 5-1 in the US Open Cup on Wednesday, while the Catalan team enters the match off a 2-2 tie with Juventus on Tuesday.
Kick Off Time, Location and Match Venue
When will New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona be played?
The match will be played on 31st of July 2022.
What time will New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona be played?
The game between New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona will kick-off at 12:00 am BST (4:30 am IST – 31st July), Wednesday.
Where will New York Red Bulls vs Barcelona be played?
It will be played at the Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, United States.
Head to Head Record
First Matchup Between Two Clubs In A While
Barcelona Team News
Ronald Araujo and Pedri missed the previous match against Juventus since they were both rested, but they’re both anticipated to start on Saturday.
Sergi Roberto, who left the game against the Italian powerhouses in the first half after picking up a knock, is questionable, therefore Sergino Dest may start at right back instead.
The starting lineup against the Old Lady will likely be altered by head coach Xavi, who may start Gavi, Raphinha, and Ansu Fati with Araujo, Pedri, and Dest.
Lewandowski is yet to score for his new team, but should once again be in charge of the attack, with Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang expected to drop to the bench.
New York Red Bulls Team News
Due to a shoulder issue, AJ Marcucci will not be available for the New York Red Bulls, and head coach Struber will need to evaluate his players’ level of fitness following the match with Orlando.
The 19-year-old Caden Clark and English midfielder Dru Yearwood are both anticipated to play some part in the starting lineup.
Omir Fernandez, Patryk Klimala, and 17-year-old Serge Ngoma may join Omir Fernandez and Patryk Klimala in the final third of the field as the MLS team lines up in a 3-4-3 formation.
The Red Bulls could also start Lewis Morgan, a Scottish midfielder who has nine league goals this year.
Barcelona vs New York Red Bulls Live: Possible Lineups
Possible Barcelona XI for pre-season game against New York Red Bulls: Ter Stegen; Dest, Christensen, Araujo, Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Fati
Possible New York Red Bulls XI for pre-season game against Barcelona: Coronel; Edwards, Nealis, Long, Tolkin; Morgan, Yearwood; Clark, Fernandez, Ngoma; Klimala