MONTCLAIR, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls II and Ottawa Fury FC will aim to rebound from defeats in their last outings when they square off at MSU Soccer Park on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET.
New York Red Bulls II news and notes
Current record: 3-4-2, 11pts
The Red Bulls II suffered a second consecutive defeat last Sunday night when the LA Galaxy II rallied for a 2-1 victory at Red Bull Arena.
Brandon Allen gave the Red Bulls II the lead in just the third minute with his fifth goal of the season, but Los Dos rallied after the break to earn victory.
New York is perfect so far this season at MSU Soccer Park, going 3-0-0 in its three games at its new home stadium.
The Red Bulls II’s four defeats this season have surpassed the club’s loss total from the 2016 season, when it lost only three times in winning the USL Regular Season Championship.
Ottawa Fury FC news and notes
Current record: 1-3-3, 7pts
Fury FC saw its winless streak reach four games in league action when it fell 1-0 to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at TD Place last Saturday.
Ottawa has been held scoreless in each of its three home games so far this season, and sits in 14th place in the Eastern Conference.
Defender Andrae Campbell is available for selection for Fury FC on Saturday after completing his suspension.
Ottawa will kick off its semifinal series in the 2017 Canadian Championship on Tuesday night when it plays host to Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC at TD Place.
New York – GK: Rafael Diaz, Evan Louro, Ryan Meara, Xavier Kennedy; D: Connor Lade, Justin Bilyeu, David Najem, Tim Schmoll, Kevin O'Toole, Hassan Ndam, David Abidor, Michael Murillo; M: Dan Metzger, Arun Basuljevic, Florian Valot, Andrew Tinari, Ben Mines, Kazu Shigenobu, Vincent Bezecourt, Omir Fernandez; F: Derrick Etienne Jr., Zeiko Lewis, Alex Muyl, Brandon Allen, Zach Ryan, Junior Flemmings
Ottawa – GK: Callum Irving, David Paulmin; D: Eddie Edward, Ramon Martin del Campo, Kyle Venter, Shane McEleney, Andrae Campbell, Onua Obasi, Aron Mkungilwa, Thomas Meilleur-Giguere; M: Jonathan Barden, Ryan Williams, Gerardo Bruna, Jamar Dixon, Jimmy-Shammar Sanon, Lance Rozeboom, Sergio Manesio; F: Carl Haworth, Steevan Dos Santos, Sito Seoane, Tucker Hume, Michael Salazar
New York – None
Ottawa – None
REF: ELVIS OSMANOVIC
AR1: Ian McKay
AR2: Brian DiPaolo
4TH: Thomas Snyder
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