HARRISON, N.J. (July 26, 2018) - New York Red Bulls II hit the road for their second consecutive week facing the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday at Al Lang Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. and can be seen live on ESPN+.
NYRB II, sitting fifth in the Eastern Conference Standings, will look to bounce back from last week’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of first place FC Cincinnati. The loss put an end to NYRB II’s four-game undefeated streak, which included a perfect three-game home stand marked by 13 goals. When on the road, NYRB II have yet to obtain a victory in 2018, carrying a 0-4-6 record.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies, sitting tenth in the Eastern Conference Standings, head into Saturday’s match carrying a 3-1 win over Indy Eleven in last week’s home game. The win included goals from Junior Flemmings and Stefano Bonomo, both ex-NYRB II players. When playing at home, the Rowdies are 5-2-3.
NYRB II and Tampa Bay Rowdies previously faced off earlier this season with John Wolyniec’s men taking the 5-0 win at Red Bull Arena. NYRB II also knocked Tampa Bay out of the 2017 USL Cup Playoffs with a 2-1 win in extra-time of the conference semifinals at Al Lang.