New York Red Bulls II

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New York Red Bulls II
New York Red Bulls II crest.svg
FoundedJanuary 21, 2015; 4 years ago (January 21, 2015)[1]
StadiumMSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field
OwnerRed Bull GmbH
Sporting DirectorDenis Hamlett
Head coachJohn Wolyniec
LeagueUSL Championship
20185th, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: Conference Final
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Active teams of New York Red Bulls
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The New York Red Bulls II are an American professional soccer team based in Harrison, New Jersey. They are the New York Red Bulls reserve team that plays in the USL Championship (USL), the second tier in the American soccer pyramid.


The New York Red Bulls 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 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]

Team records[edit]

Overall records[edit]

As of October 14, 2018
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 Cameroon Marius Obekop 6
2016 30 21 3 6 61 21 69 1st (East)* USL Cup Champion Not eligible
(MLS Reserve Team)
United States Brandon Allen 21
2017 32 13 14 5 57 60 44 7th (East) Conference Final United States Stefano Bonomo 13
2018 34 13 8 13 71 59 52 5th (East) Conference Final United States Amando Moreno
United States Brian White

* 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 record[edit]

As of November 4, 2016
  • 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 102 55 30 17 053.92

Player honors[edit]

Year Pos Player Country Honor(s)
2016 FW Brandon Allen United States United States All-League First Team
USL Rookie of the Year
DF Aaron Long United States United States USL Defender of the Year
All-League First Team


Current roster[edit]

As of March 7, 2019[13]

No. Position Player Nation
6 Defender Kyle Duncan ([A])  United States
7 Midfielder Derrick Etienne ([A])  Haiti
8 Midfielder Jean-Christophe Koffi ([A])  Ivory Coast
9 Midfielder Andreas Ivan ([A])  Romania
11 Midfielder Marcus Epps ([A])  United States
15 Defender Sean Nealis ([A])  United States
17 Midfielder Ben Mines ([A])  United States
18 Goalkeeper Ryan Meara ([A])  United States
21 Forward Omir Fernandez ([A])  United States
22 Midfielder Florian Valot ([A])  France
23 Midfielder Cristian Cásseres Jr. ([A])  Venezuela
24 Goalkeeper Evan Louro ([A])  United States
25 Forward Mathias Jørgensen ([A])  Denmark
30 Defender Sean McSherry  United States
35 Defender Jordan Scarlett  Jamaica
37 Defender Allen Yanes  Guatemala
39 Forward Sebastian Elney  United States
42 Forward Brian White ([A])  United States
50 Midfielder Jared Stroud  United States
51 Midfielder Kyle Zajec  United States
55 Defender Preston Kilwien  United States
63 Defender Roy Boateng  Ghana
66 Defender János Löbe  Germany
70 Goalkeeper Francesco Montali ([B])  Peru
72 Defender Edgardo Rito  Venezuela
74 Forward Tom Barlow  United States
77 Forward Amarildo de Souza (on loan from Red Bull Brasil)  Brazil
80 Midfielder Chris Lema  United States
88 Midfielder Vincent Bezecourt ([A])  France
91 Defender Rece Buckmaster  United States
  1. ^ Signed to first team contract with New York Red Bulls.
  2. ^ New York Red Bulls Academy player.

Player statistics[edit]

Top appearances[edit]

As of June 24, 2017[14]
# Name Career USL Playoffs Open Cup Total
1 Poland Konrad Plewa 2015–2016 47 6 1 54
United States Dan Metzger 2015–2017 49 4 1 54
2 Haiti Derrick Etienne 2015– 42 4 1 47
3 United States Brandon Allen 2016–2017 41 4 0 45
4 Jamaica Devon Williams 2015–2016 36 3 0 39
5 United States Stefano Bonomo 2015– 31 6 0 37
Switzerland Tim Schmoll 2016– 34 3 0 37
France Vincent Bezecourt 2016– 33 4 0 37

Bold signifies current Red Bulls II player

Top goalscorers[edit]

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

Bold signifies current Red Bulls II player


See also[edit]


  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".
  3. ^ "Red Bulls name John Wolyniec head coach of NYRB II".
  4. ^ "Red Bulls II sign Academy product Tyler Adams". Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  5. ^ "New York Red Bulls II announce roster ahead of inaugural game". Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "MATCH RECAP: Red Bulls II 0, Rochester Rhinos, 0". Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "MATCH RECAP: Red Bulls II 4, Toronto FC II 1". Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "New York Red Bulls stun Premier League champs Chelsea – ESPN FC". 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". Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "New York Red Bulls II clinch 2016 USL Regular Season Championship".
  11. ^ "Red Bulls II Claim USL Regular Season Championship".
  12. ^ "Allen's Hat Trick Leads Red Bulls II to USL Cup".
  13. ^ "NYRBII Players". New York Red Bulls. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
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