New York Red Bulls II

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New York Red Bulls II
New York Red Bulls II crest.svg
Nickname(s)Baby Bulls
Dos Toros
FoundedJanuary 21, 2015;7 years ago (January 21, 2015) [1]
Stadium MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field
Capacity5,000
Owner Red Bull GmbH
Sporting Director Denis Hamlett
Head coach Ibrahim Sekagya (interim)
League USL Championship
2022 14th, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

New York Red Bulls II is an American professional soccer team based in Montclair, 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.

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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]

New York Red Bulls II celebrating their USL Cup victory on October 23, 2016 USL CUP RBII.jpg
New York Red Bulls II celebrating their USL Cup victory on October 23, 2016

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]

For the abbreviated 2020 USL Championship season, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Red Bulls II are playing home matches at Red Bull Arena with no fans in attendance. [13]

On February 7, 2022, the club appointed Gary Lewis as new head coach. [14]

MLS Next Pro

MLS announced that it would be one of the new eight teams to join MLS Next Pro in 2023. [15]

Club culture

Supporters

The team-recognized, fan organized supporters group of Red Bulls II is The Rampage, founded by members of the New York Red Bulls supporters club Viking Army. [16]

Team records

Overall records

As of October 15, 2022
Season USL Championship Play-offs U.S. Open Cup Top Scorer
PWLDGFGAPtsPositionPlayerGoals
2015 28121064645424th (East) Conference Semifinals 2R Flag of Cameroon.svg Marius Obekop 6
2016 3021366121691st (East)* USL Cup Champion Not eligible
(MLS Reserve Team)
Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Allen 21
2017 32131455760447th (East) Conference Final Flag of the United States.svg Stefano Bonomo 13
2018 34138137159525th (East) Conference Final Flag of El Salvador.svg Amando Moreno
Flag of the United States.svg Brian White
10
2019 34171167451576th (East) Conference Quarterfinals Flag of the United States.svg Jared Stroud 15
2020 16511030371514th (East)
3rd (Group F)
Did not qualify Flag of The Gambia.svg Omar Sowe 7
2021 32718742672814th (East)
7th (Atlantic)
Did not qualify Flag of The Gambia.svg Omar Sowe 8
2022 34325624761514th (East)Did not qualify Flag of the United States.svg Jordan Adebayo-Smith 7

*Regular season title winners

Head coach record

As of February 7, 2022
NameNationalityFromToPWLDWin%
John Wolyniec Flag of the United States.svg  United States February 14, 2015December 10, 2021188906236047.87
Gary LewisFlag of England.svg  England February 7, 2022July 2, 2022171133005.88
Ibrahim Sekagya (interim)Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda July 2, 2022present14239014.29

Player honors

YearPosPlayerCountryHonor(s)
2016FW Brandon Allen Flag of the United States.svg United StatesAll-League First Team
USL Cup MVP
USL Rookie of the Year
DF Aaron Long Flag of the United States.svg United StatesUSL Defender of the Year
All-League First Team
2017MF Vincent Bezecourt Flag of France.svg FranceAll-League Second Team
2019MF Jared Stroud Flag of the United States.svg United StatesAll-League First Team

Players

Roster

As of August 11, 2022 [17]
No.Pos.PlayerNation
32 DF Christopher Cragwell (on loan from Árabe Unido)Flag of Panama.svg  Panama
39 FW Stiven Plaza Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador
42 DF Omar Valencia (on loan from Plaza Amador)Flag of Panama.svg  Panama
47 DF Yostin Salinas (on loan from Sporting San José)Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
53 MF John Murphy Flag of the United States.svg  United States
55 DF Lamine Conte Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea
61 MF Henry Wise Flag of England.svg  England
66 MF Michael Knapp Flag of the United States.svg  United States
71 GK Giannis Nikopolidis Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
77 FW Jonathan Filipe Flag of the United States.svg  United States
80 DF Juan Castillo Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
81 GK Derrek Chan Flag of the United States.svg  United States
88 DF O'Vonte Mullings Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
  1. ^
    Signed to first team contract with New York Red Bulls.
  2. ^

Player statistics

Top appearances

As of June 24, 2017[ citation needed ]
#NameCareerUSLPlayoffsOpen CupTotal
1 Flag of Poland.svg Konrad Plewa 2015–2016476154
Flag of the United States.svg Dan Metzger 2015–2017494154
2 Flag of Haiti.svg Derrick Etienne 2015–2019424147
3 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Allen 2016–2017414045
4 Flag of Jamaica.svg Devon Williams 2015–2016363039
5 Flag of the United States.svg Stefano Bonomo 2015–2018316037
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Tim Schmoll 2016–2017343037
Flag of France.svg Vincent Bezecourt 2016–2019334037

Boldsignifies current Red Bulls II player

Top goalscorers

As of November 4, 2017[ citation needed ]
#NameCareerUSLPlayoffsOpen CupTotal
1 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Allen 2016–2017246030
2 Flag of the United States.svg Stefano Bonomo 2015–2018183021
3 Flag of Jamaica.svg Junior Flemmings 2016–2017161017
4 Flag of France.svg Vincent Bezecourt 2016–2019122014
5 Flag of France.svg Florian Valot 2016–2021112013
6 Flag of Haiti.svg Derrick Etienne 2015–201792011

Boldsignifies current Red Bulls II player

Honors

See also

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