NYRB II Preseason Schedule Announced

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by ANTHONY J. MERCED

News has been slow for New York Red Bull II but an announcement of their training schedule and preseason fixtures will surely heat up the discussion around the team.

NYRB II will report to training tomorrow, February 19th, ahead of three preseason games littered over early and mid March.

Opposition will range from USL franchises to college level competition. Most notably, New York will have their first game ever with the newly minted Bethlehem Steel FC on March 11th. All games, including the March 11th fixture, will be closed door games and take place at the Red Bull training facility in East Hanover, NJ. The two other fixtures will see NYRB II play the University of Maryland on MLS opening day, March 6th, for the first team and then familiar competition against Harrisburg City on March 18th.

Last season NYRB II finished fourth in the Eastern Conference in their first full year in the USL. The team was comprised of MLS reserve players and Academy prospects who dazzled when given the opportunity. Expectations are high headed into their second season with players like Derrick Etienne, Stefano Bonomo and Tyler Adams expected to get significant minutes should they not find the bench in MLS games.

NYRB II Preseason Schedule:

March 6, 2016 at 9AM: NYRB II vs. University of Maryland
March 11, 2016 at 12PM: NYRB II vs. Bethlehem Steel FC
March 18, 2016 at 1PM: NYRB II vs. Harrisburg City Islanders


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