New York Red Bulls II vs. FC Cincinnati Preview

New York Red Bulls II will be playing at FC Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium on Saturday July 21st at 7:30 pm.

Coming off of a three game winning streak, New York Red Bulls II are looking to continue their hot streak. The team have scored 13 goals in the three game stretch, while only conceeding one game per game.

The Baby Bulls, under Coach John Wolyniec, have a 8-5-7 record and lead the USL with 43 goals. These 43 goals come from a league high 371 shots, meaning the team has a goal conversion rate of 15%. This is the 10th highest in the entire league.

NYRB II’s opponent for the game is FC Cincinnati, who received MLS league admission on May 29th for the 2019 season. FCC famously lost 2-3 in last year’s U.S. Open Cup Semifinals to RBNY in extra time. While this game is against RBNY II, it is FCC’s 2nd time playing the Baby Bulls this season.

The previous time these two teams played each other this season, New York Red Bulls II lost to FC Cincinnati 1-2. FCC scored their winning goal in the final 15 minutes at Red Bull Arena.

Players to Watch

Amando Moreno

He is leading the team in goals with 9 goals this season. Moreno started in 13 games and played in 19 overall games this season. Lately¬†Moreno, like the team, has been on a hot streak. He has scored one time in each of the last three games with a game winner¬†in the team’s previous game versus Bethlehem Steel FC.

All of his goals have come from inside the box, so look out for his presence on set pieces on corner kicks.

Emmanuel Ledesma

Ledesma is tied for leading goal scorer for FC Cincinnati with 9 goals in his 19 game appearances. He has racked up two yellow cards in the last two goals, being subbed out of both games. Although he scored one goal in the previous two games, he should be on the watch for fouls in addition to his goal scoring capabilities.

Photo by Bill Twomey Photography

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