New York Red Bulls II

The New York Red Bulls II are an American professional soccer team based in Harrison, New Jersey. They are the reserve team of the New York Red Bulls and play in the USL Championship, the second tier in the American soccer pyramid.

New York Red Bulls II
Nickname(s)"Baby Bulls"
FoundedJanuary 21, 2015 (January 21, 2015)[1]
StadiumMSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field
Capacity5,000
OwnerRed Bull GmbH
Sporting DirectorDenis Hamlett
Head coachJohn Wolyniec
LeagueUSL Championship
20196th, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals
WebsiteClub website

History

Red Bull New York II were founded on January 21, 2015, when the New York Red Bulls acquired the rights to start a USL club. Red Bulls II competes in the second tier of American soccer and serves as a reserve side for the first team as well as a developmental stage for young prospects and academy players. The club follows in the footsteps of many MLS clubs who created USL sides to help promote youth development throughout the nation.[2]

It was announced on March 2, 2015, that former MetroStars and Red Bulls player, John Wolyniec would be the club's new head coach. Wolyniec previously served as an assistant coach to the senior team and the academy. Former Red Bulls defender, Ibrahim Sekagya will also serve on his coaching staff.[3]

On March 19, 2015, the soccer club announced the signing of their first-ever player, and former academy standout, Tyler Adams.[4] Following their first signing, the club's first roster consisted of senior team players who were loaned down, draft picks, academy players and local trialists.[5] A week later, on March 28, the club played in their inaugural match, drawing 0-0 against the Rochester Rhinos.[6] Senior team loanee, Anatole Abang scored the club's first ever goal in a 4-1 victory against Toronto FC II, marking the first victory in club history.[7]

A New York Red Bulls team composed mostly of NYRB II players defeated Chelsea F.C. in a friendly on July 22, 2015.[8]

After spending the majority of the 2015 and 2016 season playing at Red Bull Arena, the club announced on May 10, 2016 that their new home field would be at Montclair State University's MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field starting in 2017.[9]

The club won their first ever trophy[10] on September 7, 2016 claiming the Regular Season Title (the equivalent of the Supporters' Shield) 4-1 victory at Harrisburg City Islanders.[11] On October 23, Red Bulls II won their first USL Cup after a 5-1 victory against Swope Park Rangers at Red Bull Arena.[12]

Team records

Overall records

As of October 30, 2019
Season USL Championship Play-offs U.S. Open Cup Top Scorer
P W L D GF GA Pts Position Player Goals
2015 28 12 10 6 46 45 42 4th (East) Conference Semifinals 2R Marius Obekop 6
2016 30 21 3 6 61 21 69 1st (East)* USL Cup Champion Not eligible
(MLS Reserve Team)
Brandon Allen 21
2017 32 13 14 5 57 60 44 7th (East) Conference Final Stefano Bonomo 13
2018 34 13 8 13 71 59 52 5th (East) Conference Final Amando Moreno
Brian White
10
2019 34 17 11 6 74 51 57 6th (East) Conference Quarterfinal Jared Stroud 15

* Regular season title winners

  • As of the 2016 season, MLS reserve sides are not allowed to compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Head coach record

As of November 4, 2016
  • Includes USL Regular season, USL Play-offs and U.S. Lamar Hunt Open Cup
NameNationalityFromToPWLDWin%
John Wolyniec  United States February 14, 2015 present 102 55 30 17 053.92

Player honors

Year Pos Player Country Honor(s)
2016 FW Brandon Allen United States All-League First Team
USL Cup MVP
USL Rookie of the Year
DF Aaron Long United States USL Defender of the Year
All-League First Team

Players

Current roster

As of March 7, 2019[13]

No. Position Player Nation
39 Forward Sebastian Elney  United States
51 Midfielder Kyle Zajec  United States
55 Defender Preston Kilwien  United States
63 Defender Roy Boateng  Ghana
67 Forward Omar Sowe  Gambia
72 Defender Edgardo Rito  Venezuela
  1. ^ Signed to first team contract with New York Red Bulls.
  2. ^ New York Red Bulls Academy player.

Player statistics

Top appearances

As of June 24, 2017
# Name Career USL Playoffs Open Cup Total
1 Konrad Plewa 2015–2016 47 6 1 54
Dan Metzger 2015–2017 49 4 1 54
2 Derrick Etienne 2015– 42 4 1 47
3 Brandon Allen 2016–2017 41 4 0 45
4 Devon Williams 2015–2016 36 3 0 39
5 Stefano Bonomo 2015–2018 31 6 0 37
Tim Schmoll 2016–2017 34 3 0 37
Vincent Bezecourt 2016– 33 4 0 37

Bold signifies current Red Bulls II player

Top goalscorers

As of November 4, 2017
# Name Career USL Playoffs Open Cup Total
1 Brandon Allen 2016–17 24 6 0 30
2 Stefano Bonomo 2015–18 18 3 0 21
3 Junior Flemmings 2016–17 16 1 0 17
4 Vincent Bezecourt 2016– 12 2 0 14
5 Florian Valot 2016– 11 2 0 13
6 Derrick Etienne 2015–17 9 2 0 11

Bold signifies current Red Bulls II player

Honors

See also

References

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