New York Red Bulls II

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New York Red Bulls II
Red Bull New York II.png
Founded January 21, 2015; 3 years ago (January 21, 2015)[1]
Stadium MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field
Stadium
capacity
5,000
Owner Red Bull GmbH
Sporting sirector Denis Hamlett
Head coach John Wolyniec
League United Soccer League
2017 7th, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: Conference Final
Website Club website
Current season

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 United Soccer League (USL), the second tier in the American soccer pyramid.

History[edit]

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 November 4, 2017
Season United Soccer League Play-offs US 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 United States Brandon Allen 21
2017 32 13 14 5 57 60 44 7th (East) Conference Final United States Stefano Bonomo 13

* 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 Cup MVP
USL Rookie of the Year
DF Aaron Long United States United States USL Defender of the Year
All-League First Team

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of July 11, 2018[citation needed]

No. Position Player Nation
3 Defender Kevin Politz ([A])  United States
17 Forward Ben Mines ([A])  United States
18 Goalkeeper Ryan Meara ([A])  United States
20 Forward Amando Moreno  United States
21 Defender Tommy Redding ([A])  United States
23 Midfielder Cristian Cásseres Jr. ([A])  Venezuela
24 Goalkeeper Evan Louro ([A])  United States
29 Defender Fidel Escobar ([A])  Panama
35 Defender Jordan Scarlett  Jamaica
36 Midfielder Andrew Tinari  United States
37 Defender Allen Yanes  Guatemala
38 Defender Wahab Ackwei  Ghana
40 Defender Niko de Vera  United States
41 Defender Ethan Kutler ([A])  United States
42 Forward Brian White ([A])  United States
44 Defender Andrew Lombard  United States
47 Defender Hassan Ndam ([A])  Cameroon
48 Goalkeeper Scott Levene  United States
50 Midfielder Jared Stroud  United States
53 Midfielder John Murphy ([B])  United States
55 Midfielder Steven Echevarria  United States
56 Forward J.P. Marin ([B])  United States
58 Defender Jordan Bailon ([B])  United States
68 Defender Lucas Stauffer  United States
71 Goalkeeper Sam Illin ([B])  United States
73 Goalkeeper Matthew Frank ([B])  United States
74 Forward Tom Barlow  United States
80 Midfielder Chris Lema  United States
88 Midfielder Vincent Bezecourt ([A])  France
89 Midfielder Jose Aguinaga  Spain
  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[13]
# Name Career USL Playoffs Open Cup Total
1 Poland Konrad Plewa 2015–2016 47 6 1 54
United States Dan Metzger 2015– 49 4 1 54
2 Haiti Derrick Etienne 2015– 42 4 1 47
3 United States Brandon Allen 2016– 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[13]
# 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

Honors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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". 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. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference auto was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  14. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/694873?referrer_id=2349190

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