RICHMOND, Va. — Jose Aguinaga tallied his first United Soccer League goal to lift Red Bulls II to a 1-1 draw with the Richmond Kickers at City Stadium Saturday night.
It was NYRBII’s first road point of the season.
Richmond opened the scoring in the 17th minute off the foot of Brian Shriver, who sent send a free kick past a diving goalkeeper Evan Louro.
The visitors amassed six corner kicks in the final 20 minutes of the opening half but were unable to find the equalizer before halftime.
In the 58th minute, Louro stopped a free kick heading for the back of the net.
In the 69th minute, Aguinaga scored the equalizer as Cristian Casseres, Jr. recorded his first career USL pro assist.
The game-winner nearly came in the 89th minute via the foot of substitute Jared Stroud off a one-time volley that forced goalkeeper Travis Worra to make a save.
NYRB II midfielder Steven Echevarria left the match in the seventh minute after after sustaining a hard foul from a Richmond player.
New York returns to Red Bull Arena as a part of a MLS-USL doubleheader with the Red Bulls facing the Montreal Impact at 1 p.m. ET next Saturday, followed by NYRB II vs. the Tampa Bay Rowdies at 4 p.m.
RIC – Brian Shriver (17′)
NY – Jose Aguinaga (Cristian Casseres, Jr. 69′)
NY – Amando Moreno (caution) 34′
RIC – Scott Thomson (caution) 42′
NY – Jordan Scarlett (caution) 57′
RIC – Alex Lee (caution) 62′
NYRB II: Evan Louro; Niko De Vera, Jordan Scarlett, Hassan Ndam, Ethan Kutler, Steven Echevarria (Jose Aguinaga 13′), Cristian Casseres, Jr., Andrew Tinari, Amando Moreno (Jared Stroud 79′), Stefano Bonomo (Brian White 75′), Ben Mines
TOTAL SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 6; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 1
RIC: Travis Worra, Scott Thomsen, Braeden Troyer, Conor Shanosky, Alex Lee, Yudai Imura, Koby Osei-Wusu, Neil Hlavaty (84′ – William Yomby), Luiz Fernando (63′ – Heviel Cordovés), Raul Gonzalez, Brian Shriver (90′ – Matt Bolduc)
TOTAL SHOTS: 5; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 6