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New York Red Bulls II will travel to face Birmingham Legion FC on Sunday, August 28. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. ET with coverage available on ESPN+.

Match Notes

Looking for Revenge – New York and Birmingham will meet for the second time this season, with Birmingham taking the first, 2-1, on May 27 at MSU Soccer Park. Birmingham leads the all-time series between the clubs 2-1-0 and won the only meeting in Birmingham, 2-1, in October of 2019.

Team of the Week – O’Vonte Mullings was named as part of the bench to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 26 for his performance against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on August 20. Mullings recorded an assist on New York’s first goal, won nine duels, and made five tackles.

Ndam Makes History – On August 20, Hassan Ndam set a new Red Bulls II record for career minutes played by a defender, passing Jordan Scarlett. He has registered 5,292 minutes over 62 appearances with the club. He is 40 minutes away from passing Dan Metzger for third in club history among all field players.

Last Time Out

New York and Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC played to a 2-2 draw on Saturday, August 20, at Highmark Stadium. After going down 2-0 in the 42nd minute, New York struck twice on goals from John Murphy and Wiki Carmona to earn a road point.

Birmingham defeated Memphis 901 FC, 4-2, on Saturday, August 20, at AutoZone Park, behind four different goal scorers. Enzo Martínez scored his team-leading 10th goal in the 70th minute to seal the victory.

Important Numbers

3 – John Murphy has recorded a goal or an assist in each of New York’s last three matches.

7 – Birmingham has won seven of its last nine matches coming into Sunday’s match.

50 – Jordan Adebayo-Smith is one appearance away from 50 for his USL Championship career.