Post-Match Recap: New York Red Bulls II 3, Swope Park Rangers 1
2019 USL Regular Season Match Game 1
Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. ET
MSU Soccer Park | Montclair, N.J.
NY – Tom Barlow 1 (Epps) 26’
SPR – Felipe Hernandez 1 (Ngom Mbekeli) 44’
NY – Marcus Epps 1 (unassisted) 55’
NY- Tom Barlow 2 (Stroud) 62’
SPR – Justin Bilyeu (caution) 18’
SPR- Killian Colombie (caution) 73’
New York Red Bulls II: Evan Louro; Rece Buckmaster, Jordan Scarlett, Sean Nealis, Allen Yanes, Jean Christophe-Koffi, Chris Lema, Marcus Epps, Vincent Bezecourt (Ben Mines, 80th minute), Florian Valot (Jared Stroud, 45th minute), Tom Barlow (Sebastian Elney, 85th minute)
TOTAL SHOTS: 23; SHOTS ON GOAL: 15; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 0
Swope Park Rangers: Eric Dick l; Alexsander Andrade (Mark Segbers, 73rd minute), Justin Bilyeu, Graham Smith, Jaylin Lindsey, Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal, Ayyoub Allach, Felipe Hernandez, Tyler Freeman (Ethan Vanacore-Decker, 67th minute), Jerome Ngom Mbekeli, Wilson Harris (Killian Colombie, 67th minute)
TOTAL SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 1; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 12
- New York Red Bulls II (1-0-0, 3 points) played to a 3-1 victory against Swope Park Rangers (0-1-0, 0 points) at MSU Soccer Park on Saturday afternoon.
- Tom Barlow opened up his 2019 account with two goals, after scoring 10 in the season before. Jared Stroud, coming off a great rookie season, came on as a substitute and tallied his first assist of the season, but also his twelfth in his career.
- NYRB II outshot Swope Park Rangers, 23-8, on the night. The three goals scored is tied for first the most goals NYRB II have scored in an opener.
- Marcus Epps scored his first goal in a NYRB II uniform and assisted on Barlow’s first goal.
- Swope Park Rangers answered and tied the match right before the half with a goal in the 44th minute.
- Rece Buckmaster and Sebastian Elney each made their professional debuts in the victory.
- Following Saturday’s match, NYRB II will spend the next week off and will return home when they face Nashville SC on Saturday, March 24. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET and can be seen live on ESPN+.