HARRISON, N.J. – Defending United Soccer League champions Red Bulls II heads to Louisville, Ken. for a 2016 rematch of the Eastern Conference finals against Louisville City FC at Slugger Field Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
NYRB II enters Saturday’s conference final in what will be their sixth consecutive road match dating back to early September. In back-to-back weeks, NYRB II has ended home unbeaten streaks of 14 (Charleston) and 13 (Tampa Bay) games.
Stefano Bonomo, NYRB II’s leading scorer with 13 goals in 15 appearances, possesses the best goals per minute average amongst double-digit USL goal scorers at 90.3 minutes-per-goal.
New York advanced on penalties against Louisville in 2016 with goalkeeper Ryan Meara making the game-sealing save after Brandon Allen’s penalty kick equalizer in extra time.
NYRB II have not fared well against Louisville in 2017 dropping a 3-0 result at home and falling 2-1 in Louisville.
Louisville defeated the Bethlehem Steel and Rochester Rhinos by 4-0 and 1-0, respectively, in the 2017 playoffs.
The winner of Saturday’s match will face the winner of Swope Park Rangers/OKC Energy FC in the USL Cup Final Monday, November 13 at 9 p.m. ET (ESPNU).