New York Red Bulls II

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New York Red Bulls II
Red Bull New York II.png
Founded January 21, 2015; 2 years ago (January 21, 2015)[1]
Stadium MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field
Owner Red Bull GmbH
Sporting Director Denis Hamlett
Head Coach John Wolyniec
League USL
2016 1st, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: USL Champions
Website Club home page
Current season

The New York Red Bulls II is the New York Red Bulls reserve team that plays in the United Soccer League, one of two second-tier leagues 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 third 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.

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.[8]

The club won their first ever trophy[9] on September 7, 2016 claiming the Regular Season Title (the equivalent of the Supporters' Shield) 4-1 victory at Harrisburg City Islanders.[10] On October 23, Red Bulls II won their first USL Cup after a 5-1 victory against Swope Park Rangers at Red Bull Arena.[11]

Team records[edit]

Overall records[edit]

As of June 23, 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 14 5 7 2 22 28 17 8th (East)

* 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 Coaches Record[edit]

As of October 7, 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 63 36 15 12 057.14

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 23, 2017.

No. Position Player Nation
6 Midfielder Metzger, DanDan Metzger ([A])  United States
7 Midfielder Etienne, DerrickDerrick Etienne ([A])  Haiti
12 Midfielder Lewis, ZeikoZeiko Lewis ([A])  Bermuda
17 Midfielder Basuljevic, ArunArun Basuljevic ([A])  United States
18 Goalkeeper Meara, RyanRyan Meara ([A])  United States
22 Midfielder Valot, FlorianFlorian Valot  France
24 Goalkeeper Louro, EvanEvan Louro ([A])  United States
29 Forward Bonomo, StefanoStefano Bonomo  United States
35 Defender Scarlett, JordanJordan Scarlett  Jamaica
36 Midfielder Tinari, AndrewAndrew Tinari  United States
37 Defender Najem, DavidDavid Najem  United States
38 Midfielder Shigenobu, KazuKazu Shigenobu ([B])  United States
39 Defender Schmoll, TimTim Schmoll   Switzerland
40 Goalkeeper Díaz, RafaelRafael Díaz  Dominican Republic
43 Midfielder Fernandez, OmirOmir Fernandez ([B])  United States
44 Defender Lombard, AndrewAndrew Lombard  United States
45 Forward Ryan, ZachZach Ryan ([B])  United States
46 Defender O'Toole, KevinKevin O'Toole ([B])  United States
47 Defender Ndam, HassanHassan Ndam ([A])  Cameroon
50 Defender Abidor, DavidDavid Abidor  United States
52 Midfielder Mines, BenBen Mines ([B])  United States
54 Defender Bailon, JordanJordan Bailon ([B])  United States
61 Goalkeeper Kennedy, XavierXavier Kennedy ([B])  United States
66 Defender Powder, NoahNoah Powder  Trinidad and Tobago
70 Forward Flemmings, JuniorJunior Flemmings  Jamaica
72 Goalkeeper Ilin, SamSam Ilin ([B])  United States
80 Midfielder Bartley, ZaireZaire Bartley ([B])  Jamaica
88 Midfielder Bezecourt, VincentVincent Bezecourt  France
91 Forward Martínez, DouglasDouglas Martínez (on loan from Vida)  Honduras
92 Defender Kutler, EthanEthan Kutler  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 [12]
# 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 June 24, 2017 [12]
# Name Career USL Playoffs Open Cup Total
1 United States Brandon Allen 2016– 23 6 0 29
2 France Vincent Bezecourt 2016– 11 2 0 13
3 Haiti Derrick Etienne 2015– 9 2 0 11
Jamaica Junior Flemmings 2016– 11 0 0
4 Cameroon Anatole Abang 2015–2016 8 0 0 8
United States Stefano Bonomo 2015– 8 0 0
5 Cameroon Marius Obekop 2015 6 0 0 6
6 Puerto Rico Manolo Sanchez 2015 4 1 0 5
United States Chris Tsonis 2015 5 0 0

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 II Make Montclair State University Home; Remainder of 2016 USL Schedule to be played at Red Bull Arena". Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ "New York Red Bulls II clinch 2016 USL Regular Season Championship". 
  10. ^ "Red Bulls II Claim USL Regular Season Championship". 
  11. ^ "Allen’s Hat Trick Leads Red Bulls II to USL Cup". 
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