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New York Red Bulls II will host Indy Eleven on Friday, July 15, at MSU Soccer Park. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET with coverage available on ESPN+.

Match Notes

Looking for Revenge – Friday’s match will mark the second meeting between New York and Indy, with Indy defeating New York, 2-0, on May 21 at Michael A. Carroll Stadium. Indy will visit MSU Soccer Park for the first time since April 28, 2019, where it fell to Red Bulls II, 2-1, on a game-winner from Tom Barlow in the second half.

Facing the Former Squad – Jeremy Rafanello will face his former club, Indy Eleven, for the second time this season. The Delran, New Jersey native made nine appearances, logged 310 minutes, and scored his first professional goal with Indy in 2020.

Home, Sweet Home – Red Bulls II will return to MSU Soccer Park, where it will play five of its next six matches. Following its July 23 meeting with Monterey Bay F.C., New York will host a four-match homestand spanning July 31 to August 12, which is the longest of the season.

Training Quotes

“We know on Friday it’s not going to be an easy game. We just have to focus on us and try to use our week. I think the week has been good, everyone knows what we’ve been doing, and everyone is ready for the game on Friday.” – Ibrahim Sekagya

“They’re a team that likes to be on the ball and play and not really press much. They’re an older squad, and they have a lot of players that are still there from when I was there. Going forward, our pieces have been fitting in but it’s more the fact that it’s another test tomorrow, so I think it’s a good one and we’re looking forward to it.” – Jeremy Rafanello

Important Numbers

1 – Prior to the meeting in May, the previous three matches between New York and Indy were decided by one goal.

2 – Sam Williams is two minutes away from becoming the first Red Bulls Academy player to reach 2,000 minutes with Red Bulls II.

9 – O’Vonte Mullings has started the last nine matches for Red Bulls II, which is the longest current streak on the team. He has played every minute of that stretch.