New York Red Bulls II will travel to face Monterey Bay F.C. on Saturday, July 23, at Cardinale Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET with coverage available on ESPN+.
Heading Out West – Red Bulls II will travel to the West Coast for the third time in club history. It faced LA Galaxy II in April of 2018, and Sacramento Republic FC in July of 2021. New York will look for its first victory against a West Coast opponent, holding a record of 0-3-2.
Looking to Build – New York will look to continue the momentum following its victory over Indy Eleven on July 15. They held Indy to just one shot on target, which was one shy of the season low for New York. It held Atlanta United 2 without a shot on target on March 16.
The Murphy Derby – Saturday’s match will feature a clash of brothers, as New York midfielder John Murphy will take on Monterey Bay F.C. midfielder James Murphy. It will mark the first time that the pair will square off against each other on the professional level.
Last Time Out
New York defeated Indy Eleven, 1-0, at MSU Soccer Park on Friday, July 15. Jeremy Rafanello scored the lone goal of the match in the 53rd minute on a feed from Jordan Adebayo-Smith. Giannis Nikopolidis recorded his first professional clean sheet.
Monterey Bay and Detroit City FC played to a scoreless draw on Saturday, July 16, at Cardinale Stadium. The match was a defensive battle that featured just one shot on target for each side. It extended Monterey Bay’s unbeaten streak to three, dating back to July 2.
2 – After Saturday’s match, New York will have faced both USL Championship newcomers (Monterey Bay F.C. and Detroit City FC) this season.
10 – Jeremy Rafanello became the 15th player in club history to record double-digit goals for their time in New York.
12 – Monterey Bay has 12 points this season against 2021 postseason clubs, including a 2-0 road victory over Louisville City FC on May 21.