Tampa Bay Rowdies 2, New York Red Bulls II 2
2018 USL Regular Season Match Game 22
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Al Lang Stadium | St. Petersburg, Florida
NY – Jared Stroud 4 (Tom Barlow) 2’
TBR – Stefano Bonomo 2 (Penalty) 8’
TBR – Stefano Bonomo 3 (Junior Flemmings) 9’
NY – Brian White 8 (Chris Lema) 62’
NY – Hassan Ndam (caution) 17’
TBR – Stefano Bonomo (caution) 35’
TBR – Dominic Oduro (caution) 45’+2
TBR – Junior Flemmings (red card) 45’+9
TBR – Cody Mizell (caution) 88’
Tampa Bay Rowdies: Cody Mizell, Kyle Porter, Tamika Mkandawire, Papé Diakité, Max Lachowecki, Joe Cole (Hunter Gorskie, 71st minute), Kwadwo Poku, Dom Oduro, Junior Flemmings, Stefano Bonomo (Leon Taylor, 76th minute), Leo Fernandes (Michael Nanchoff, 62nd minute)
TOTAL SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3
New York Red Bulls II: Evan Louro, Niko De Vera, Kevin Politz, Hassan Ndam, Lucas Stauffer (Allen Yanes, 83rd minute), Andrew Tinari, Chris Lema, Vincent Bezecourt (Cristian Casseres, Jr., 40th minute), Brian White, Tom Barlow (Ben Mines, 75th minute), Jared Stroud
TOTAL SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 8; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 14; SAVES: 1
- New York Red Bulls II (8-6-8, 32 points) finished their two-game road trip with a draw against the Tampa Bay Rowdies (7-8-5, 26 points), 2-2, on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium.
- Saturday evening also served as a rematch of the 2017 Eastern Conference Semifinals, in which NYRB II knocked out Tampa Bay, 2-1, in extra time.
- The scoring started early with a curling effort from Jared Stroud that put NYRB II up in the second minute. It was his fourth goal of the season.
- Former NYRB II Stefano Bonomo answered right back for the Rowdies, scoring a penalty in the eighth minute.
- Bonomo would then double the home side’s lead only a minute later, assisted by another former NYRB II forward, Junior Flemmings.
- The tide of the match would turn late into stoppage time of the first half, with Flemmings earning a red card.
- Brian White found the equalizer in the 62nd minute off a cross from Chris Lema. The goal was White’s eighth of the season, good for second on NYRB II.
- Newly-signed Guatemalan defender Allen Yanes would make his team debut in the 83rd minute, entering the match for Lucas Stauffer.
- Vincent Bezecourt returned to action for the first time since June 9 at the Columbus Crew, as he logged 40 minutes to begin the match before being substituted.
- Despite a flurry of chances at the end of the match, NYRB II would earn their seventh road draw of the season.
- NYRB II return home to MSU Soccer Park to face Penn FC on Friday, August 3rd. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.