Despite the recent injury to Tyler Adams, the rest of the team is healing nicely and will receive the boost of three more starting players when they take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal opener at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday.
Per the New York Red Bulls official website, head coach Jesse Marsch announced on Sunday that attacking midfielders Alex Muyl and Mike Grella, along with defender Damien Perrinelle, should all be ready to go against Vancouver.
Red Bulls statement: Damien Perrinelle, who arrived in camp for the second preseason stint in Arizona, Mike Grella, who had a knee scope in early February, and Alex Muyl, who took a hard challenge in a preseason game, will all be ready to play when the Vancouver Whitecaps come to town.
As for Muyl, who sustained unspecified injuries against New England, Marsch explained that he was "managing facial fractures" but is good to go.
Marsch: "With Alex, it was just trying to manage his facial fractures... We expect him to be fit and ready to go for Wednesday."
Marsch added that although the team is not at 100% (Gideon Baah, Connor Lade and Tyler Adams are all recovering from injuries) he is looking forward to the CCL challenge.
Marsch: "Even though we're not at our top fitness or our top sharpness right now, we'll be really excited for the challenge."