Inside the Match: New York Red Bulls II vs. Oakland Roots SC


New York Red Bulls II will travel to face Oakland Roots SC on Saturday, September 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET with coverage available on ESPN+.

Match Notes

West Coast Travel – Red Bulls II will travel to Laney College Football Stadium to face Oakland Roots SC, marking just the fourth time in club history that New York will play a match on the West Coast. The club will look for its first victory on the West Coast. It also marks the third time since July of 2021 that New York will travel to play an opponent on the opposite coast.

Tough Remaining Stretch – Four of New York’s last five matches will be played away from MSU Soccer Park, including the last three. Out of the remaining matches, three will come against teams that are currently above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference, all of which will be played on the road.

Close to History – O’Vonte Mullings has five assists in his first professional season and is two away from passing Justin Bilyeu for second in club history for assists by a defender. This season, he is tied for fifth in USL Championship for assists, behind only Amadou Dia, Edgardo Rito, Ricky Ruiz, and Deklan Wynne.

Last Time Out

New York fell to Miami FC in its most recent match on Friday, September 9, at MSU Soccer Park. Jordan Adebayo-Smith scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season, and Yostin Salinas made his club debut.

Oakland defeated Phoenix Rising FC, 2-0, on Saturday, September 10, at Wild Horse Pass. Lindo Mfeka recorded a first half brace and earned USL Championship Team of the Week honors along with Alejandro Fuenmayor.

Important Numbers

10 – Jordan Adebayo-Smith recorded his 10th career USL Championship goal in New York’s match against Miami FC.

15 – Oakland’s Óttar Magnús Karlsson is tied for fourth in USL Championship with 15 goals on the season.

90 – Yostin Salinas made his Red Bulls II debut during the club’s last match on September 9, playing the full 90 minutes.