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NYRB II Begin Road Trip in Charlotte

HARRISON, N.J. (September 21, 2018) – New York Red Bulls II (10-8-11, 41 points) begin their four-game road trip with a visit to the Charlotte Independence (9-11-9, 36 points) Saturday. Both sides are in need of points as they approach the final stretch of the regular season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and can be seen live on ESPN+.

NYRB II currently occupy the final playoff position in the USL Eastern Conference standings and will look to secure their first road win of the season. Despite being winless on the road, New York has taken points in eight of their 13 road matches in 2018.

Tied for the league lead in goals scored (62), New York has faced Charlotte just once this season defeating them by a 4-2 scoreline at MSU Soccer Park in early June.

Charlotte currently sit in 12th place, five points behind NYRB II in the playoff race. Just six points separate the 13th through 7th place teams in the conference.

Following Saturday’s contest, NYRB II will head to Nashville, Tennessee for their first visit away to Nashville SC on Saturday, September 29.