USL MATCH RECAP: Red Bulls II 3, FC Montreal 2

HARRISON, N.J. (May 24, 2015) – New York Red Bulls II defeated FC Montreal, 3-2, on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena. Anatole Abang and Red Bulls U-18 captain Derrick Etienne scored for the home side, along with an own-goal from Montreal.

NYRB II improves to 3-4-3 with the win, and are now 2-0 against USL teams that are part of an MLS organization.

NYRB II opened the scoring in the 12th minute, when Etienne cut to the endline, beat his man and played in a ball for Abang to finish at the near post. The goal is Abang’s team-leading fourth of the season.

Montreal was able to pull level in the 20th minute thanks to Frederic Gravelle, who was able to run onto the end of a lead pass and touch around NYRB II goalkeeper Kyle Reynish, on loan from MLS, and deposit the ball in the back of the net.

New York reclaimed the lead in the 49th minute, when a cross from NYRB II right back Shawn McLaws was deflected in by a Montreal defender.

Etienne provided the game-winner with a fantastic volley in the 68th minute, getting on the end of a long cross from Anthony Wallace and striking the ball cleanly across goal and into the upper left corner.

Montreal again knotted the score with a goal from Alessandro Riggi, again on a breakaway, in the 81st minute.

Reynish came up big in the 86th minute, making a diving save to push a shot just wide of the right post and preserve the lead.

FC Montreal’s Nazim Belguendouz was shown a red card in stoppage time.

NYRB II now embark on a long road trip, heading to Richmond on Saturday, May 30, for the first of six road games before returning to Columbia University’s Rocco B. Commisso field on July 12.

Scoring Summary

  • NY – Anatole Abang (Derrick Etienne) 12’
  • MTL – Frederic Gravelle (unassisted) 20’
  • NY – Zachary Sukunda (Own Goal) 49’
  • NY – Derrick Etienne (Anthony Wallace) 68’
  • MTL – Alessandro Riggi (Marco Dominguez-Ramirez) 81’

Discipline Summary

  • MTL – Jeremy Gagnon, Caution 36’
  • MTL – Mele Temguia, Caution 48’
  • MTL – Nazim Belguendouz, Ejection 90’
  • NY – Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Caution 90’
  • NY – Daniel Bedoya, Caution 90’


NY: Kyle Reynish, Shawn McLaws, Anthony Wallace, Anatole Abang (Chris Tsonis, 45’) , Manolo Sanchez (Juan Sebastian Sanchez, 22’) , Leo Stolz, Marius Obekop (Bolu Akinyode, 70’) , Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Derrick Etienne (Daniel Bedoya, 72’) , Mike Da Fonte, Tyler Adams

Unused Subs: Santiago Castano, James Thomas, Konrad Plewa

MTL: Maxime Crepeau, Zachary Sukunda, Mele Temguia, Chakib-Nazim Hocine, John Dinkota (Janouk Charbonneau, 84’) , Jeremy Gagnon (Nazim Belguendouz, 75’) , Marco Dominguez-Rodriguez, Philippe Lincourt-Joseph (Zakaria Messoudi, 67’) , Fabio Morelli (Victor Ndiaye, 64’) , Frederic Gravelle (Alessandro Riggi, 77’) , Romario Williams

Unused Subs: Luca Leone, Mitchell Bringolf