New York Red Bulls II will host Atlanta United 2 on Tuesday, August 9, at MSU Soccer Park. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET with coverage available on ESPN+.
Looking for the Season Sweep – New York and Atlanta will meet for the second time this season, with Red Bulls II taking the first, 1-0, on March 16 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The match will mark the seventh all-time meeting between the clubs, with New York claiming four of the prior six.
Davi’s Debut – Red Bulls Academy and United States U-15 defender Davi Alexandre made his professional debut on August 3 against Memphis 901 FC, playing 75 minutes. He became the fourth youngest player in club history to appear in a match at 15 years and 181 days old, behind Serge Ngoma, Nathan Worth, and Curtis Ofori.
Sserwadda’s Strong Week – Steven Sserwadda scored his first USL Championship goal in New York’s match against New Mexico United on July 31. A few days later, he tallied an assist against Memphis 901 FC on August 3. His appearance on July 31 marked his first with Red Bulls II since May 27 after signing with the first team and featuring for the Ugandan National Team.
Last Time Out
New York fell to Memphis 901 FC, 2-1, on Wednesday, August 3, at MSU Soccer Park. Jordan Adebayo-Smith scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season in the 88th minute, and Giannis Nikopolidis recorded a career-high nine saves.
Atlanta fell to Birmingham Legion FC, 6-0, on Saturday, August 6, at Protective Stadium. Enzo Martínez recorded a brace, with four other Birmingham players finding the back of the net.
5 – Three of the six meetings between New York and Atlanta have seen a team score five or more goals, including New York’s club record eight in 2019.
6 – Atlanta is led by the duo of Tristan Trager and Jackson Conway, who each have six goals on the season.
7 – Seven Red Bulls Academy players have made their professional debuts this season, two shy of last season’s nine.