Goalkeeper Ryan Meara registered the shutout for Red Bull II. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
OTTAWA — Despite playing the final 24 minutes a man up, Red Bull II could not solve Ottawa Fury FC and finished with a scoreless draw in a Wednesday matinee game.
For the second consecutive match, Red Bull II played a Canadian soccer team to a scoreless tie on the road in front of a crowd of 8,084 at TD Place.
On Saturday, Red Bull II and host Toronto FC II finished in a nil-nil deadlock.
Red Bull (3-1-4, 13 points) extended its unbeaten streak to six games while Ottawa (0-4-2, 2) is still looking for its first win this United Soccer League season.
Chris Mannella was issued a straight red card in the 66th minute for violent conduct against Andrew Tinari, giving the visitors a man advantage.
NYRB II defender Lucas Stauffer made his USL pro debut with the club, logging 75 minutes before being subbed off for Ethan Kutler.
First-team players Vincent Bezecourt, Derrick Etienne, Jr., Ryan Meara and Alex Muyl were all made their first USL appearances of the season.
Meara started and recorded a clean sheet, NYRB II’s second consecutive shutuout and third of the season.
Ottawa’s Chris Mannella was issued a straight red in the 66th minute for violent conduct against Andrew Tinari.
In the third minute of stoppage time, Cristian Casseres, Jr. nearly found the winner, sending a shot onto frame but his effort hit side netting.
NYRB II returns home to Red Bull Arena Sunday and welcome league-newcomer Nashville SC at 1 p.m. ET.
OTT – Adonijah Reid (caution, handball) 24′
OTT – Eddie Edward (caution) 54′
OTT – Chris Mannella (red card, violent conduct) 66′
NY – Benjamin Mines (caution) 83′
OTT – Carl Hawaorth (caution) 90’+1
New York Red Bulls II: Ryan Meara ©, Niko De Vera, Kevin Politz, Fidel Escobar, Lucas Stauffer (Ethan Kutler, 75th minute), Andrew Tinari, Cristian Casseres, Jr., Vincent Bezecourt, Alex Muyl (Amando Moreno, 80th minute), Ben Mines, Derrick Etienne, Jr. (Brian White, 64th minute)
TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 12; SAVES: 2
Ottawa Fury FC: Maxime Crepeau; Onua Obassi (Thomas Meilleur-Giguere, 31st minute), Doneil Henry, Eddie Edward, Colin Falvey, Jamar Dixon, Chris Mannella, Kevin Oliveria, Adonijah Reid, Gerardo Bruna (Cristian Portilla, 70th minute), Tony Taylor (Carl Haworth, 45th minute)
TOTAL SHOTS: 5; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 23; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 7