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NYRB II Welcome New-Look Louisville Side To MSU

New York Red Bulls II continue their three-game homestand at MSU Soccer Park, as they face off against Louisville City FC on Friday, August 10. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. and can be seen live on ESPN+.

NYRB II faces Louisville City FC after defeating Penn FC, 2-1, last Friday at MSU Soccer Park. NYRB II, who sit fifth in the Eastern Conference Standings, are 9-2-1 when playing at home.

Friday’s match will be John Wolyniec’s team’s fourth Friday night game of the season at MSU Soccer Park, with the three previous resulting in wins.

NYRB II continue to lead the USL in goals scored (48) and shots taken (419). The franchise record for goals scored in a season is 61, scored in 2016.

Louisville City FC heads into Friday’s game carrying a three-game unbeaten streak, most recently drawing 2-2 with Indy Eleven at Slugger Field. The Boys in Purple, sitting fourth in the Eastern Conference Standings, are led by Cameron Lancaster with 10 goals. When on the road this season, Louisville City FC are 4-3-3.

NYRB II and Louisville City FC previously squared off earlier in the season at Slugger Field, resulting in a 3-3 draw. The draw featured a first-half brace from Cameron Lancaster, as well as a comeback from NYRB II to put the game 3-2, which was eventually drawn level by a Magnus Rasmussen goal in stoppage time. Friday’s game marks a rematch of the past two USL Cup Playoff Champions.

Following Friday’s game, NYRB II will end their three-game homestand at MSU Soccer Park against one of the league’s newcomers in North Carolina FC on Tuesday, August 21st. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. and can be seen on ESPN+.

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