New York Red Bulls II heads off to Charleston, South Carolina to face the Charleston Battery at MUSC Health Stadium on Saturday night.
NYRBII visit Battery in search of first road win
The last time NYRBII and the Battery met, NYRBII walked away with a 5-2 lopsided win. The loss seemed to kickstart the Battery’s season, and they now sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Crucial Road Trip
The Red Bulls are coming off a three-game home stand at MSU Soccer Park that saw the home side getting a win over Penn FC, a wild loss to Louisville City FC, and thrilling draw to North Carolina FC. NYRBII is currently sitting in seventh place in the Eastern Conference Standings, but are 0-4-7 when on the road, but lead the league in goals (54) and shots taken (450).
Streak Stopped, Streak Continues
The Charleston Battery lost, 3-0, to FC Cincinnati Saturday night at Nippert Stadium. The loss snaps the Battery’s eleven game unbeaten streak, their longest of 2018. Cincinnati extended its undefeated streak to 13 games and extended extend their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference to seven points.
Despite suffering their first loss since June 9 at the hands of FC Cincinnati Saturday night, the Battery remains in third place in the Eastern Conference, one point behind the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
Searching for First Win on the Road
If NYRBII want to stay in the hunt in the USL Cup Playoff race, then they will have to find a way to get some point s away from MSU Soccer Park. Six of their final nine matches are away from MSU Soccer Park. Last season, they finished strong on the road after struggling to find results through August. Can they repeat their same late season magic in 2018? Time will tell.