NYRB II: Junior Flemmings out for the season

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by ANTHONY J. MERCED

New York Red Bull II winger Junior Flemmings will miss the remainder of the 2016 USL season, requiring surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

“It’s unfortunate. He had a great year,” head coach Jesse Marsch tells Big Apple Soccer. “Everyone is very confident that he’ll have a full recovery and be ready to go for preseason next year.”

Marsch didn’t mince words when mentioning that Flemmings may even be in the discussion for a spot on the first team. The Jamaican international has made it very clear that he desires a spot on a first division team and has proven on the USL level that he is motivated towards achieving that goal. This season, Flemmings has played in 23 games, scoring seven goals and assisting on four others.

He has been a key piece in the New York Red Bull II’s season, which has them in first place with a record of 18-3-5. Flemmings came to NYRB II from Tivoli Gardens FC in Jamaican National Premier League where he played a total of 25 games from 2013 to 2015, scoring 10 goals over that stretch. He has also made appearances with the Jamaican U17 and U20 national teams.

New York will continue their season later today with a 4PM game against Harrisburg City Islanders.