Red Bulls II will kick off their United Soccer League season at the Pittsburgh Riverhounds March 25 before hosting the Richmond Kickers in their home opener at Montclair State University Saturday, April 1.

Red Bulls II will host LA Galaxy II on Sunday, May 14, the club’s first game against a Western Conference opponent during the regular season. The match will be part of a doubleheader with the Red Bulls – Los Angeles Galaxy game.

New York also will host new teams Ottawa Fury FC (May 20) and Tampa Bay Rowdies (Sept. 2).

NYRB II will face St. Louis FC for the first time since 2015, when they were members of the Eastern Conference. Red Bulls II will also host Louisville City FC on June 10 and Rochester Rhinos Aug. 5 in 2016 USL Playoff rematches.

Kickoff times will be announced at a later date.

Red Bulls II is set to play its inaugural season at Montclair State, after officially announcing a partnership with the university last year. The Red Bulls made improvements to the facilities, including press box space and seating capacity.

The schedule

Date Day Opponent

3/25/17 Saturday @ Pittsburgh Riverhounds

4/1/17 Saturday Richmond Kickers

4/5/17 Wednesday Harrisburg City Islanders

4/8/17 Saturday @ St. Louis FC

4/14/17 Friday Orlando City B

4/22/17 Saturday @ Rochester Rhinos

5/6/17 Saturday Harrisburg City Islanders

5/11/17 Thursday @ Charlotte Independence

5/14/17 Sunday LA Galaxy II

5/20/17 Saturday Ottawa City FC

5/28/17 Sunday Charleston Battery

6/3/17 Saturday @ Richmond Kickers

6/10/17 Saturday Louisville City FC

6/17/17 Saturday Bethlehem Steel FC

6/24/17 Saturday @ Ottawa City FC

7/2/17 Sunday St. Louis FC

7/9/17 Sunday @ Bethlehem Steel FC

7/12/17 Wednesday @ Harrisburg City Islanders

7/15/17 Saturday Charlotte Independence

7/21/17 Friday Toronto FC II

7/29/17 Saturday @ Louisville City FC

8/5/17 Saturday Rochester Rhinos

8/12/17 Saturday @ Charleston Battery

8/19/17 Saturday FC Cincinnati

8/26/17 Saturday @ Ottawa City FC

9/2/17 Saturday Tampa Bay Rowdies

9/9/17 Thursday @ Toronto FC II

9/16/17 Saturday @ FC Cincinnati

9/30/17 Saturday Pittsburgh Riverhounds

10/4/17 Wednesday @ Tampa Bay Rowdies

10/7/17 Saturday @ Orlando City B

10/14/17 Saturday @ Rochester Rhinos

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at