John Murphy

NYRB U-23's Host F.C. Motown in First Round of U.S. Open Cup

HARRISON, N.J. (May 6, 2019) – New York Red Bulls U-23’s will host F.C. Motown on May 7 at MSU Soccer Park in the first round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. ET and can be seen live on ESPN+.

The two clubs met each other last year in the first round of the 2018 installment of the tournament. FC Motown defeated the U-23’s, 2-1, at Drew University. Former New York Red Bulls midfielder Dilly Duka recorded a brace.

The winner of this year’s match will advance to the second round to face Memphis 901 FC on May 15, the location and time has yet to be determined.

The following players will be available for selection for the NYRB U-23’s:

Goalkeepers (2): Marcelin Gihier, Francesco Montali

Defenders (6): Jared Juleau, Chris Tiao, Joergen Oland, C.C. Oche, Ryan Schultz, Zack Brown

Midfielders (6): Barry Sharifi, JP Marin, Vince Borden, Nick Schimbeno, John Murphy, Salvatore Esposito

Forwards (5): Allen Gavilanes, Skylar Conway, Brian Saramago, Omar Sowe, Jeciel Cedeno

Media Note: Members of the media that would like to attend the match, USL full-season credentials will be accepted. To apply for single-game credentials, please reach out to

Following the match, NYRB U-23’s will begin USL League Two action with a home match against Evergreen F.C. on May 18, with kick-off set for 7 p.m. ET.