Tolkin vs. ATL

Match Preview: New York Red Bulls II Face Atlanta United 2 For The First Time This Season

HARRISON, N.J. (September 21, 2020) - New York Red Bulls II will head south to face Atlanta United 2 on Wednesday, September 23. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage available on ESPN+.

NYRB II are coming off a 3-1 defeat against Hartford Athletic at Dillon Stadium. Forward Jake Lacava recorded his third goal of the season in the loss.  The last time these two sides met, NYRB II defeated Atlanta United 2, 8-1, at MSU Soccer Park. NYRB II midfielder Chris Lema became the ninth player in USL Championship history to record four goals in a single match. NYRB II defender John Tolkin tallied an assist in the match.

Atlanta United 2 (2-9-3, 9 pts.) most recently suffered a 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay Rowdies, who scored the game-winner in second half stoppage time. Atlanta United 2 are third in Group H and are eliminated from playoff contention.

Following Wednesday’s match, NYRB II will welcome Philadelphia Union II back to MSU Soccer Park on Saturday, September 26.  

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