New York Red Bulls II

The New York Red Bulls II are an American professional soccer team based in Harrison, New Jersey. They are the reserve team of the New York Red Bulls and play in the USL Championship, the second tier in the American soccer pyramid.

New York Red Bulls II
New York Red Bulls II crest.svg
Nickname(s)Baby Bulls
FoundedJanuary 21, 2015; 5 years ago (January 21, 2015)[1]
StadiumMSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field
Capacity5,000
OwnerRed Bull GmbH
Sporting DirectorDenis Hamlett
Head coachJohn Wolyniec
LeagueUSL Championship
20196th, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: Conference quarter-finals
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Red Bull New York II were founded on January 21, 2015, when the New York Red Bulls acquired the rights to start a USL club. Red Bulls II competes in the second tier of American soccer and serves as a reserve side for the first team as well as a developmental stage for young prospects and academy players. The club follows in the footsteps of many MLS clubs who created USL sides to help promote youth development throughout the nation.[2]

It was announced on March 2, 2015, that former MetroStars and Red Bulls player, John Wolyniec would be the club's new head coach. Wolyniec previously served as an assistant coach to the senior team and the academy. Former Red Bulls defender, Ibrahim Sekagya will also serve on his coaching staff.[3]

On March 19, 2015, the soccer club announced the signing of their first-ever player, and former academy standout, Tyler Adams.[4] Following their first signing, the club's first roster consisted of senior team players who were loaned down, draft picks, academy players and local trialists.[5] A week later, on March 28, the club played in their inaugural match, drawing 0–0 against the Rochester Rhinos.[6] Senior team loanee, Anatole Abang scored the club's first ever goal in a 4–1 victory against Toronto FC II, marking the first victory in club history.[7]

 
New York Red Bulls II celebrating their USL Cup victory on October 23, 2016.

A New York Red Bulls team composed mostly of NYRB II players defeated Chelsea F.C. in a friendly on July 22, 2015.[8]

After spending the majority of the 2015 and 2016 season playing at Red Bull Arena, the club announced on May 10, 2016 that their new home field would be at Montclair State University's MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field starting in 2017.[9]

The club won their first ever trophy[10] on September 7, 2016 claiming the Regular Season Title (the equivalent of the Supporters' Shield) 4–1 victory at Harrisburg City Islanders.[11] On October 23, Red Bulls II won their first USL Cup after a 5–1 victory against Swope Park Rangers at Red Bull Arena.[12]

For the abbreviated 2020 USL Championship season, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Red Bulls II are playing home matches at Red Bull Arena with no fans in attendance.[13]

Team recordsEdit

Overall recordsEdit

As of October 30, 2019
Season USL Championship Play-offs U.S. Open Cup Top Scorer
P W L D GF GA Pts Position Player Goals
2015 28 12 10 6 46 45 42 4th (East) Conference Semifinals 2R   Marius Obekop 6
2016 30 21 3 6 61 21 69 1st (East)* USL Cup Champion Not eligible
(MLS Reserve Team)
  Brandon Allen 21
2017 32 13 14 5 57 60 44 7th (East) Conference Final   Stefano Bonomo 13
2018 34 13 8 13 71 59 52 5th (East) Conference Final   Amando Moreno
  Brian White
10
2019 34 17 11 6 74 51 57 6th (East) Conference Quarterfinals   Jared Stroud 15
2020 16 5 11 0 30 37 15 14th (East)
3rd (Group F)
Did not qualify   Omar Sowe 7

* Regular season title winners

  • As of the 2016 season, MLS reserve sides are not allowed to compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Head coach recordEdit

As of October 4, 2020
  • Includes USL Regular season, USL Play-offs and U.S. Lamar Hunt Open Cup
Name Nationality From To P W L D Win%
John Wolyniec   United States February 14, 2015 present 188 90 62 36 047.87

Player honorsEdit

Year Pos Player Country Honor(s)
2016 FW Brandon Allen   United States All-League First Team
USL Cup MVP
USL Rookie of the Year
DF Aaron Long   United States USL Defender of the Year
All-League First Team
2017 MF Vincent Bezecourt   France All-League Second Team
2019 MF Jared Stroud   United States All-League First Team

PlayersEdit

RosterEdit

As of October 10, 2020[14]
No. Position Player Nation
50 Goalkeeper Luca Lewis   United States
64 Forward Jake LaCava   United States
67 Forward Omar Sowe   Gambia
  1. ^
    Signed to first team contract with New York Red Bulls.
  2. ^

Player statisticsEdit

Top appearancesEdit

As of June 24, 2017[citation needed]
# Name Career USL Playoffs Open Cup Total
1   Konrad Plewa 2015–2016 47 6 1 54
  Dan Metzger 2015–2017 49 4 1 54
2   Derrick Etienne 2015–2019 42 4 1 47
3   Brandon Allen 2016–2017 41 4 0 45
4   Devon Williams 2015–2016 36 3 0 39
5   Stefano Bonomo 2015–2018 31 6 0 37
  Tim Schmoll 2016–2017 34 3 0 37
  Vincent Bezecourt 2016–2019 33 4 0 37

Bold signifies current Red Bulls II player

Top goalscorersEdit

As of November 4, 2017[citation needed]
# Name Career USL Playoffs Open Cup Total
1   Brandon Allen 2016–2017 24 6 0 30
2   Stefano Bonomo 2015–2018 18 3 0 21
3   Junior Flemmings 2016–2017 16 1 0 17
4   Vincent Bezecourt 2016–2019 12 2 0 14
5   Florian Valot 2016– 11 2 0 13
6   Derrick Etienne 2015–2017 9 2 0 11

Bold signifies current Red Bulls II player

HonorsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Red Bulls announce USL Pro team". New York Red Bulls. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "FINAL LOOK BACK: The Inaugural New York Red Bulls II season". RedBullsAcademy.com.
  3. ^ "Red Bulls name John Wolyniec head coach of NYRB II". RedBullsAcademy.com.
  4. ^ "Red Bulls II sign Academy product Tyler Adams". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  5. ^ "New York Red Bulls II announce roster ahead of inaugural game". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "MATCH RECAP: Red Bulls II 0, Rochester Rhinos, 0". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "MATCH RECAP: Red Bulls II 4, Toronto FC II 1". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "New York Red Bulls stun Premier League champs Chelsea – ESPN FC". ESPNFC.com. July 22, 2015. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "New York Red Bulls II Make Montclair State University Home; Remainder of 2016 USL Schedule to be played at Red Bull Arena". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "New York Red Bulls II clinch 2016 USL Regular Season Championship". NewYorkRedBulls.com.
  11. ^ "Red Bulls II Claim USL Regular Season Championship". USLSoccer.com.
  12. ^ "Allen's Hat Trick Leads Red Bulls II to USL Cup". USLSoccer.com.
  13. ^ "New York Red Bulls II Unveil 2020 Return to Play Schedule". New York Red Bulls. July 2, 2020. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  14. ^ "NYRBII Players". New York Red Bulls. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  15. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/694873?referrer_id=2349190

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