New York Red Bulls II will host San Diego Loyal SC on Thursday, June 2, at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN+.
Hello, Red Bull Arena – For the first time since September 5, 2020, Red Bulls II will play at Red Bull Arena. It will be the 44th all-time match in Harrison, with the club holding a record of 23-11-9.
Battle of the Coasts – The match will mark the fifth in club history against a West Coast club. New York will aim for its first-ever victory against a club from the West Coast, holding a 0-3-1 record in previous matches.
Landon Donovan at Red Bull Arena – San Diego Head Coach Landon Donovan made three appearances at Red Bull Arena during his playing career, logging 270 minutes. It will mark his first match at the venue as a coach.
“We’re super excited, the players can’t wait. That’s why it’s so important that we look like a Red Bull team, we’re going into Red Bull Arena, we’re in our Red Bull shirts. It’s exciting for everybody, so it’s important that we represent the club in the right way, and we fight like hell but with the courage to play as well.” – Gary Lewis
“We know it’s going to be a tough match. They know how to play, they have a different style of play than we do, but we just have to stick to our style and really play as one. We have to be confident as a team and really take the game to them and just be on the front foot. It’s going to be a good match and so we just have to be ready to play.” – O’Vonte Mullings
2 – Jordan Adebayo-Smith has scored in two of New York’s last three matches.
9 – A continuing theme this season, San Diego is a first-time opponent for New York, marking one of nine matches that Red Bulls II will play against new opponents.
100 – AJ Marcucci is four saves away from 100 in his professional career. Once he eclipses that number, he will become the second player in club history with triple-digit saves (Evan Louro, 206).