New York Red Bulls U-23

The New York Red Bulls U-23 is an American soccer team based in Harrison, New Jersey. Founded in 2009, the team plays in USL League Two, a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. It is part of the official Development Academy of Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls.

New York Red Bulls U-23
Full nameNew York Red Bulls U-23
Nickname(s)Little Reds
Founded2009 (2009)
StadiumRed Bull Training Facility[1]
OwnerRed Bull GmbH
Head CoachRob Elliott
LeagueUSL League Two
20194th, Mid-Atlantic Division
Playoffs: DNQ

The team plays its home games at the Red Bull Training Facility in Hanover, New Jersey. The team's colors are red, blue and white.

History

2009–2013

The New York Red Bulls U-23 team was formed in 2009 by Major League Soccer team New York Red Bulls. The team is the senior club in the New York Red Bulls Academy system.

The New York Red Bulls U-23 first entered National Premier Soccer League play in 2010. In its first season, the team finished first in the Atlantic Conference, but lost to FC Sonic Lehigh Valley in the playoffs.

2014

After a perfect 12–0 regular season, New York Red Bulls U-23 defeated two Northeast Region opponents to earn their spot in the NPSL Final Four. A 2–0 victory over Lansing United in the semifinals earned a place in the NPSL Final, where they defeated Chattanooga FC 3–1 at Red Bull Arena winning the 2014 NPSL Championship.[2]

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season W-D-L Playoffs Open Cup
2010 4 NPSL 1st, Atlantic 10–1–1 Atlantic Conference Final Did not enter
2011 4 NPSL 3rd, Atlantic 4–3–3 Did not qualify Did not enter
2012 4 NPSL 1st, Atlantic 11–0–1 Atlantic Conference Final Did not enter
2013 4 NPSL 2nd, Atlantic 7–2–1 Northeast Region Semifinals First Round
2014 4 NPSL 1st, North Atlantic 12–0–0 NPSL Champions Second Round
2015 4 PDL 1st, Mid Atlantic 9–3–2 Championship Final Did not enter
2016 4 PDL 4th, Mid Atlantic 6–4–4 Did not qualify First Round
2017 4 PDL 1st, Mid Atlantic 12–1–1 Divisional Playoff Did not qualify
2018 4 PDL 2nd, Mid Atlantic 10–1–3 Conference Final First Round
2019 4 USL League Two 4th, Mid Atlantic 5–6–3 Did not qualify Second Round

Honors

Domestic

Head coaches

  • Bob Montgomery (2010–2012)
  • Simon Nee (2013–2014)
  • Rob Elliott (2015–present)

Stadium

References

  1. "New York Red Bulls U-23". PDL. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  2. "Red Bulls U23s Win NPSL Championship". New York Red Bulls. August 3, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  3. "New York Red Bulls U-23 Schedule". PDL. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  4. "MLS Commissioner Don Garber Becomes NYRB II's First Season Ticket Holder". New York Red Bulls. December 19, 2016. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
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