NYRB II Injury: Bezecourt Out of Action Up to 3 Months

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by ANTHONY J. MERCED

The injury woes for the New York Red Bulls seem to have filtered down into the USL team

New York Red Bulls II midfielder Vincent Bezecourt will be out of action with a left knee injury. He is expected to be out for three months.

The problem arose during New York’s 2-0 away win over Louisville City FC on Saturday afternoon; Bezecourt’s USL debut.

“It’s disappointing, especially in Vincent’s first start,” said head coach John Wolyniec. “… I think that he’s really shown that he can help us and that he’s a player that’s going to be important to this club.”

Despite only playing a total of 63 minutes for the team, Bezecourt has already provided a much needed offensive spark for the club. It was his shot in the first half that set up Junior Flemmings’ fantastic goal to put New York up 1-0 on the road this past weekend.

While he will surely be missed, New York is stacked at the midfield position and should be able to compensate so long as no other injuries arise.

NYRB II’s next game is against the Bethlehem Steel at Red Bull Arena on Sunday night.

FLEMMINGS USL BEST XI

Bezecourt wasn’t the only NYRBII debutante.

Junior Flemmings scored a goal of his own and assisted on Brandon Allen’s goal, earning him USL Team of the Week honors.

Here is the full USL Team of the Week:

USL Team of the Week

GK – Mark Ridgers, Orlando City B: Ridgers recorded a six-save shutout as 10-man Orlando held on to earn a 0-0 draw against the Charleston Battery on Friday night.

D – Hugh Roberts, Richmond Kickers: Roberts was both strong in the air and helped snuff out dangerous chances as the Kickers played to a 0-0 draw on the road in Wilmington.

D – Jacob VanCompernolle, Swope Park Rangers: VanCompernolle had a strong game at the heart of the Rangers’ defense, winning possession on the ground and in the air, as Swope Park took a victory on the road.

D – Harrison Delbridge, FC Cincinnati: Delbridge helped Cincinnati claim its first win in club history with a standout aerial performance that helped limit Bethlehem’s attack.

D – James Kiffe, Sacramento Republic FC: Kiffe was strong in defense, and pushed forward well down the left side regularly, which resulted in the side’s late winner through Cameron Iwasa.

M – Junior Flemmings, New York Red Bulls II: The young Jamaican played a pivotal role in New York’s victory against Louisville with a goal and assist at Slugger Field.

M – Vince Cicciarelli, Saint Louis FC: Cicciarelli scored a pair of late goals as Saint Louis recorded its first win of the season with a 3-1 victory against Orange County.

M – David Estrada, Charlotte Independence: Estrada had a strong two-way game that was capped by a fine goal to lead the Independence to a 2-1 victory against Harrisburg.

F – Jack McBean, LA Galaxy II: Los Dos’ captain had three goals in two games, scoring twice in a 3-0 win against Saint Louis, and the equalizer in a 3-3 draw with Real Monarchs SLC.

F – Jason Johnson, San Antonio FC: Johnson scored twice in the opening 10 minutes of SAFC’s inaugural contest to lead the side to a 3-0 win in Seattle.

F – Daniel Haber, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Haber struck twice as WFC2 took its second win in as many games with a 3-1 victory against the Portland Timbers 2.

Bench: Ryan Thompson (STL), Bruno Perone (WIL), Fejiro Okiomah (SA), Gary Cennerazzo (TUL), Andrew Wiedeman (CIN), Chris Cortez (AZ), Christian Volesky (ROC)