HARRISON, N.J. (March 29, 2016) – New York Red Bulls II forward Brandon Allen has been named to the week one USL Team of the Week for his two-goal performance against Toronto FC II. Derrick Etienne Jr. was named to the USL Team of the Week Bench.
Allen, a native of Old Bridge, N.J., scored two goals in his professional debut for Red Bulls II. The forward totaled five shots, all of which landed on-goal. The rookie Homegrown Player started and played the full 90 minutes of the match.
Etienne Jr., who played in his first USL match since July 4, 2015, had a strong game on the right side of the midfield. The rookie Homegrown Player recorded two shots and created multiple scoring chances for his teammates throughout the game.
New York Red Bulls II return to action this weekend on Saturday, April 2, on the road against Louisville City FC at 3 p.m. ET (WATCH: NewYorkRedBulls.com/Live)
USL Team of the Week
GK – Scott Goodwin, Louisville City FC: Goodwin recorded a shutout on the road, including an outstanding penalty-kick save on Jorge Herrera as City earned a 1-0 win.
D – Ryan Richter, Bethlehem Steel FC: The club captain led by example as the Steel took a 1-0 win on the road, proving solid defensively while also joining the attack well.
D – Chris Christian, Sacramento Republic FC: The new addition to Republic FC’s back line fit in seamlessly as Sacramento held Seattle to only one shot on goal.
D – Taylor Mueller, Charleston Battery: Slotting in at right back instead of his usual central position, Mueller performed well in an outstanding duel with FC Cincinnati’s Jimmy McLaughlin.
M – Logan Miller, Wilmington Hammerheads FC: Miller notched a fine long-range goal that proved to be the game-winner as Wilmington defeated Orlando on the road.
M – Yudai Imura, Richmond Kickers: Imura was dangerous throughout as he took on Harrisburg’s defense consistently, and was rewarded with a goal in a 3-1 win.
M – Kevin Oliveira, Swope Park Rangers: Oliveira scored the first goal in the Rangers’ history and provided a solid base for the attack to build on as Swope Park defeated Portland 2-1.
M – Carlos Martinez, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Martinez scored a spectacular goal and was consistent throughout as the Roughnecks defeated Rio Grande Valley FC.
F – Miguel Gonzalez, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: After a standout 2015, Gonzalez picked up where he left off with a fine finish to lift the Switchbacks past OKC Energy FC.
F – Ariel Lassiter, LA Galaxy II: Lassiter scored both goals for Los Dos, continuing his strong form of a year ago, as the Galaxy II opened the season by defeating Arizona.
F – Brandon Allen, New York Red Bulls II: Allen scored his first two professional goals to lead the Red Bulls II back from a halftime deficit to earn a 2-2 draw with Toronto FC II.
Bench: Alex Mangels (TUL), Derrick Etienne Jr. (NY), Brian Ownby (RIC), Jimmy McLaughlin (CIN), Maikon Orellana (SLC), Romario Williams (CHS), Cameron Lancaster (LOU)