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Matthew Levine

NYRB II End Homestand Against Bethlehem Steel FC

HARRISON, N.J. (July 17, 2018) - New York Red Bulls II (7-5-7, 28 points) return to MSU Soccer Park for their last of three consecutive matches at Montclair State University, hosting Bethlehem Steel FC (6-7-6, 24 points) on Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. and can be seen live on ESPN+.

NYRB II defeated the Richmond Kickers, 5-1, last Friday in a game that featured a hat-trick from midfielder Jared Stroud, along with forward Brian White recording a goal, assist, and save after replacing Evan Louro, who received a red card in the 77th minute. White is the only player in the USL modern era to record such a stat line as a field player.

Friday’s win extended NYRB II’s undefeated streak to three games and marked the fourth game in which NYRB II scored five goals or more this season.

Bethlehem Steel FC visit MSU Soccer Park carrying a three-game winless streak, most recently drawing 1-1 with North Carolina FC. The Steel, sitting 11th in the Eastern Conference Standings, have a 2-6-1 record when playing away from home.

NYRB II have previously faced Bethlehem twice this season, both on the road at Goodman Stadium. Their first encounter ended in a 3-0 defeat, while the second culminated in a 2-2 draw.

Following Wednesday’s match, NYRB II head to Cincinnati for a contest with first-place FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and can be seen live on ESPN+.

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