Get to Know: NYRB II Defender Preston Kilwien

New York Red Bulls II defender Preston Kilwien made his third appearance of the season in the draw against Ottawa Fury FC. NYRB II has yet to concede a goal when Kilwien has been on the field.

Learn more about Preston Kilwien below:

Q. What has been the best moment of your soccer career so far?

KILWIEN: “The best moment of my soccer career so far was my Collegiate debut at FGCU. We played against Princeton (Sorry, Sean McSherry), and I scored the game-winning goal in the 89th minute to snap their 10-game unbeaten streak. My family traveled from California and Texas to see the game and I got #3 on the SportsCenter Top10.”

Q. How did it feel to get your first professional start?

KILWIEN: “It was definitely a dream come true. To know that your coaches and teammates have confidence in you and your ability is a great feeling. Also, to get my first start at home in front of the home fans was really special.”

Q. What is your favorite pre-game music?

KILWIEN: “I usually listen to rap and hip-hop with some reggaeton mixed in. I always listen to Lamsu! before doing any activity.”

Q. What do you like to do when you’re not training or playing soccer?

KILWIEN: “I love to play videogames, listen to music, and love to cook and eat.” 

Q. Was there a player that you grew up admiring when you were younger?

KILWIEN: “Thierry Henry, was always my idol growing up. That man could ball.”

Q. Who is your favorite club to support?

KILWIEN: “Arsenal was always the club that I supported. Arsenal for life.”

Q: If there was a 3v3 tournament, who would be your two picks for your team from the club?

KILWIEN: “I think I would have to pick up Kaku and Vincent Bezecourt for my 3v3 team.”


New York Red Bulls II return home to face North Carolina FC on Saturday, May 18, with kick-off set for 7 p.m. ET. For tickets, visit or call 1.877.727.7585.