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USL Preview: Toronto FC II vs. New York Red Bulls II

By Staff, 08/23/16, 9:02AM EDT


Red Bulls II look to extend lead at top of East in visit to Ontario Soccer Centre

Photo courtesy New York Red Bulls II

VAUGHN, Ontario – The New York Red Bulls II will try to extend their lead at the top of the USL Eastern Conference when they visit Toronto FC II on Wednesday evening at the Ontario Soccer Centre. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. ET.


Toronto FC II news and notes

  • Current record: 6-14-5, 23pts
  • Toronto was edged out in its last outing as the Harrisburg City Islanders took a 1-0 victory at the Ontario Soccer Centre on July 14.
  • TFC II is now nine points out of the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with five games remaining in the regular season.
  • Toronto is coming off back-to-back defeats for the first time since the start of July after going 3-2-1 over the course of August.
  • TFC II’s 46 goals against are the most of any side in the Eastern Conference, with the side having conceded 31 of those goals in the second half.

New York Red Bulls II news and notes

  • Current record: 15-3-5, 50pts
  • The Red Bulls II became the first side to clinch a berth in the 2016 USL Playoffs on Friday night with a 1-0 victory against Louisville City FC.
  • Brandon Allen scored the only goal from the penalty spot, and is now tied for third in the USL with 11 goals this season.
  • The Red Bulls II are the first side to reach 50 points this season, and have a clear lead in the race for the USL regular season championship.
  • New York leads the USL with 28 goals in the second half of games this season.

2016 Team leaders

  • Goals: Toronto – Raheem Edwards, 6; New York – Brandon Allen, 11
  • Assists: Toronto – Raheem Edwards, 3; New York – Derrick Etienne Jr., 5

Series Notes

  • Toronto and New York played to a 2-2 draw on the opening weekend of the USL season at Red Bull Arena in their lone previous meeting this season.


  • REF: Justin Tasev
  • AR1: Peter Pendli
  • AR2: Brian Butler
  • 4TH: Yusri Rudolf

Game hashtag:

  • #TORvNY

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