Injury Report: Derby Day Decisions

Derby Week is here, and although the whole City is behind us, there will be a few Boys in Blue unable to play a part on the pitch Wednesday night.

Valentin Castellanos, Yangel Herrera, and Cedric Hountondji remain out, while Alexander Callens and Jesus Medina will also be out after picking up injuries in the match away to Philadelphia Union last weekend.

In addition, Ronald Matarrita will be serving a one game suspension for being red carded in the closing stages.

Next man up!


  • OUT: M - Yangel Herrera (Ankle)  

  • OUT: D - Cedric Hountondji (Hamstring)

  • OUT: M - Valentin Castellanos (Quad)

  • OUT: D - Alex Callens (Knee)

  • OUT: M - Jesus Medina (Hamstring) 


  • OUT: M - Florian Valot (torn left ACL 7/5, out for season) - READ

  • OUT: D - Kyle Duncan (torn right ACL 3/31) - READ

  • OUT: M - Vincent Bezecourt (MCL sprain 6/9, out 6-8 weeks) - READ

  • OUT: D - Tommy Redding (shoulder surgery, out for season) - READ


  • New York City FC has won three of the last five Hudson River Derbies (1L-1D). They had won once in the first six league meetings between the rivals (5L).

  • New York City FC has won just one of their last four MLS games (2L-1D), conceding multiple goals in four straight games for the first time since 2016. Their 2-0 loss last weekend snapped a streak of 14 straight MLS games with a goal.

  • The Red Bulls are averaging 1.7 points per road game in league play this year. Entering this season, only four MLS clubs had averaged 1.7+ points per game on the road in a season since 2010.

  • Jesús Medina has missed just 480+ minutes of MLS play this season, in which NYCFC averages 1.1 goals per 90. In the 1,934+ minutes Medina has played, the club averages 2.0 goals per 90.

  • Kaku has not tallied an assist in his last three appearances for the Red Bulls, his longest streak without one this season.

  • Tyler Adam’s assists last weekend were his fifth in his last 10 league appearances. Before that, he had six in his first 37 MLS games. It was Adam’s second time with multiple assists in a single game.

  • Both NYCFC and RBNY received a red card this weekend, and each was their second of the 2018 season. Only two teams in MLS have received less than two red cards this season.

  • Alexander Callens has played the most minutes of any player in the league since the start of the 2017 season (excluding playoffs). This will be the first regular season game that he has not played in for NYCFC since the start of 2017.

  • The Red Bulls have scored 11 headed goals this year, tied for the most in MLS.

  • Alexander Ring has 175 tackles since the start of the 2017 season (excluding playoffs), the second most of any player in the league.