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Match Preview: NYRB II Take on Birmingham in Big Eastern Conference Matchup

HARRISON, N.J. (October 14, 2019) - New York Red Bulls II travel to Alabama to take on Birmingham Legion FC in their penultimate game of the 2019 USL Championship season. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET at BBVA Field with coverage available on ESPN+. 

NYRB II are coming off of a 2-0 loss to North Carolina FC at WakeMed Soccer Park. They are currently on a four-match winless streak.

NYRB II breezed past Birmingham when they met for the first ever time in May at MSU Soccer Park. A brace from Mathias Jørgensen along with goals from Sean Nealis, Tom Barlow, and Derrick Etienne Jr lifted the club to a 5-0 victory. 

This matchup is rescheduled from the April 6 game that was abandoned in the 17th minute due to severe weather.

Birmingham have won just once in their last five outings, settling for a point in a scoreless draw with the Charleston Battery. Birmingham currently sit just above the playoff line in 10th place. J.J. Williams leads the team with seven goals scored in eighteen games. 

New York Red Bulls II conclude their season on the road against Loudoun United FC on October 19 at Segra Field, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.