HARRISON, N.J. (January 26, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls II and United Soccer League announced the 2016 USL schedule on Tuesday. Red Bulls II will open the 2016 season on Sunday, March 27 at home against Toronto FC II. Time of kickoff is yet to be determined.
In 2015, Red Bulls II completed in its inaugural USL season. The team was compiled of Red Bulls academy players, USL players, draft picks and other MLS loaned players. Led by head coach John Wolyniec, NYRB II finished in fourth place with a 12-10-6 record.
The club was the fourth-highest scoring team in the league and qualified for a spot in the USL Playoffs. Red Bulls II won its first playoff game in an overtime win against Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, before falling to the eventual USL champions, the Rochester Rhinos, in the Semifinals.
By the end of the inaugural season, a total of 13 players who played in at least one USL match, played for the First Team during the MLS regular season. The 13 players totaled seven goals and three assists in MLS, and all three assists were game-winners.
Red Bulls II will play 30 games in 2016, including 15 home matches at a venue to be determined. All matches will be streamed via YouTube and featured on NewYorkRedBulls.com.
- All 30 matches will be played against Eastern Conference opponents.
- Red Bulls II will face three USL newcomers in 2016: Bethlehem Steel FC, Orlando City B and FC Cincinnati. New York will first face Bethlehem on April 10, followed by Orlando on June 19 and Cincinnati on July 20.
- New York will face Bethlehem Steel FC, Rochester Rhinos, FC Montreal and Harrisburg City Islanders three times this season, the most of any opponents in 2016. Red Bulls II will face the remaining teams in the Eastern Conference twice.
- New York takes on the 2015 USL Champion Rochester Rhinos, an Eastern Conference Semifinals rematch, at home on April 16. NYRB II will take on Pittsburgh Riverhounds, a rematch of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, at Highmark Stadium on May 7.
|Sunday, March 27||Toronto||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, April 2||New York||Louisville||TBD||Louisville Slugger Field|
|Sunday, April 10||Bethlehem||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, April 16||Rochester||New York||7:00 PM||TBD|
|Friday, April 22||New York||Wilmington||TBD||Legion Stadium|
|Sunday, May 1||Charlotte||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, May 7||New York||Pittsburgh||TBD||Highmark Stadium|
|Saturday, May 14||Richmond||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, May 21||New York||Montreal||3:00 PM||Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard|
|Saturday, May 28||Pittsburgh||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Sunday, June 5||New York||Bethlehem||TBD||Goodman Stadium|
|Thursday, June 9||Harrisburg||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Sunday, June 19||New York||Orlando||7:30 PM||Titan Soccer Complex|
|Sunday, June 26||Wilmington||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, July 2||Rochester||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, July 9||New York||Montreal||3:00 PM||Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard|
|Saturday, July 16||New York||Charlotte||7:00 PM||Ramblewood Soccer Complex|
|Wednesday, July 20||New York||Cincinatti||TBD||Nippert Stadium|
|Saturday, July 23||Charleston||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, July 30||New York||Richmond||7:00 PM||City Stadium|
|Tuesday, August 2||New York||Harrisburg||TBD||Metro Bank Park|
|Friday, August 12||Orlando||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Friday, August 19||Louisville||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Wednesday, August 24||New York||Toronto||TBD||Ontario Soccer Centre|
|Sunday, August 28||Cincinatti||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Sunday, September 4||New York||Bethlehem||TBD||Goodman Stadium|
|Wednesday, September 7||Harrisburg||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, September 10||New York||Rochester||TBD||Sahlen's Stadium|
|Saturday, September 17||Montreal||New York||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, September 24||New York||Charleston||7:30 PM||MUSC Health Stadium|