New York Red Bulls II hosts Rochester Rhinos in the semifinal matchup of the USL Playoffs at Red Bull Arena on Friday, October 7th at 7 p.m. This will be the fourth matchup of the year between the two teams, and a replay of last year’s Eastern Conference Semifinal.
Here are some numbers to know ahead of the game:
3: Red Bulls II faced Rochester three times during the course of the regular season, drawing all three games. Only two goals have been scored in this year’s series, happening in a 1-1 draw on September 10th.
5: Midfielder Vincent Bezecourt has scored five goals in his previous five games for New York Red Bulls II. Bezecourt also dished out two assists in New York’s quarterfinal win over Orlando.
7: With an assist in the quarterfinal, Florian Valot gave out his seventh assist of the season. Valot has made just 18 appearances for Red Bulls II.
10: Rochester Rhinos are unbeaten in 10 games straight. This streak includes five wins and five draws.
11: New York Red Bulls II is now unbeaten in 11 games straight. This includes five straight wins at Red Bull Arena.
16: With a goal last weekend, Brandon Allen has now scored 16 goals so far in 2016, barely missing first place in the USL Golden Boot Race. Allen has scored at least one goal in each of his last three games.