Red Bulls II 2017 Schedule Announced

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by ANTHONY J. MERCED

The schedule for reigning USL Champion New York Red Bull II has been released and shapes up to be one of their most daunting fixtures in their short history.

The team will play 32 games, up from 30 last season, with significant road trips towards the end of the campaign.

It all starts on March 25th as New York Red Bull II travels to Pittsburgh to renew their rivalry with the Riverhounds. One week later the team opens the doors at Montclair State University for their home opener against the Richmond Kickers. NYRB II also won’t have to wait long to play the Rochester Rhinos as their game is slated for April, 22nd. The team’s biggest test comes in the fall, when five of their last six games will be played on the road. This includes games from as far north as Toronto and as far south as Tampa Bay within a one month stretch.

Last season NYRB II had a record breaking year, setting benchmarks in wins, points, goals scored and fewest goals allowed. That will certainly be a tough act to follow, especially with the inclusion of former NASL sides Ottawa and Tampa Bay to the USL. New York will also have to contend with western conference foes as they take on LA Galaxy II for the first time in inter-conference match-ups in May.

NYRB II 2017 USL Schedule:

Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs. New York Red Bull II on 3/25
New York Red Bull II vs. Richmond Kickers on 4/1
New York Red Bull II vs. Harrisburg City Islanders on 4/5
St. Louis FC vs. New York Red Bull II on 4/8
New York Red Bull II vs. Orlando City B on 4/14
Rochester Rhinos vs. New York Red Bull II on 4/22
New York Red Bull II vs. Harrisburg City Islanders on 5/6
Charlotte Independence vs. New York Red Bull II on 5/11
New York Red Bull II vs. LA Galaxy II on 5/14
New York Red Bull II vs. Ottawa Fury FC on 5/20
New York Red Bull II vs. Charleston Battery on 5/28
Richmond Kickers vs. New York Red Bull II on 6/3
New York Red Bull II vs. Louisville City FC on 6/10
New York Red Bull II vs. Bethlehem Steel FC on 6/17
Ottawa Fury FC vs. New York Red Bull II on 6/24
New York Red Bull II vs. St. Louis FC on 7/2
Bethlehem Steel FC vs. New York Red Bull II on 7/9
Harrisburg City Islanders vs. New York Red Bull II on 7/12
New York Red Bull II vs. Charlotte Independence on 7/15
New York Red Bull II vs. Toronto FC II on 7/21
Louisville City FC vs. New York Red Bull II on 7/29
New York Red Bull II vs. Rochester Rhinos on 8/5
Charleston Battery vs. New York Red Bull II on 8/12
New York Red Bull II vs. FC Cincinnati on 8/19
Ottawa Fury FC vs. New York Red Bull II on 8/26
New York Red Bull II vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies on 9/2
Toronto FC II vs. New York Red Bull II on 9/9
FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bull II on 9/16
New York Red Bull II vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds on 9/30
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. New York Red Bull II on 10/4
Orlando City B vs. New York Red Bull II on 10/7
Rochester Rhinos vs. New York Red Bull II on 10/14