As we reflect upon our first USL season, NewYorkRedBulls.com reviews the top five moments of Red Bulls II’s inaugural campaign.
The New York Red Bulls hosted and defeated reigning English Premier League champions, Chelsea FC, in the 2015 International Champions Cup, 4-2. By the end of the night, Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch provided 15 players, all regular Red Bulls II starters, their First Team debuts.
After going into halftime trailing the English champions, 1-0, Red Bulls academy product Franklin Castellanos leveled the score in the 51st minute. Shortly afterwards, 16-year-old Tyler Adams scored his first professional goal to put New York ahead in the 69th minute. Four minutes later, Sean Davis added a third. Although Chelsea pulled one back, the Red Bulls proved it was their night and Davis answered with the fourth and final goal in the 77th minute to earn New York a victory that made global headlines.
Red Bulls II never looked back since, finishing the season strong and earning the club’s first ever USL playoff berth with a fourth place finish in the Eastern Conference.