Match Recap: NYRB II Falls to Phoenix Rising FC at Wild Horse Pass


CHANDLER, AZ (October 1, 2022) – New York Red Bulls II (3-23-6, 15 points) fell to Phoenix Rising FC (11-15-6, 39 points) 5-1 on Saturday, October 1, at Wild Horse Pass.

The home side opened the scoring in the second minute, as Gabi Torres collected a pass from Aodhan Quinn, wove through the defense, and sent in a shot from just outside the box. Quinn converted a penalty kick in the 23rd minute to double Phoenix’s advantage.

Phoenix added another in the 73rd minute, as Baboucarr Njie surged by the defense off a throw-in and scored. The home side scored in the 84th minute as J.J. Williams drew the defense after making a run off a through ball. Williams played a pass across the box to Richmond Antwi, who sent in a shot.

New York struck in the 88th minute, as Jordan Adebayo-Smith found the back of the net after collecting a loose ball in the box. The goal was his team-leading seventh of the season and 11th of his USL Championship career.

Phoenix scored in second half stoppage time on a shot from Williams.

Red Bulls Academy goalkeeper Alan Rutkowski made his professional debut in the match, becoming the youngest goalkeeper in club history to start a match.

Omar Valencia made his Red Bulls II debut and logged 71 minutes.

Following the match, New York will travel to face Memphis 901 FC on Sunday, October 9. Kickoff at AutoZone Park is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. ET with coverage available on ESPN+.