HARRISON, N.J. — Red Bull II welcomes Major League Soccer’s newly announced 2019 expansion side, FC Cincinnati, to Red Bull Arena Saturday at 1 p.m. ET (ESPN+).
NYRB II (4-2-5, 17 points) will try to keep its unbeaten home record against one of the more successful road teams in league. Cincy (20) is 6-3-2 overall in the United Soccer League.
Cincinnati enters the match coming off a 2-0 home loss to Louisville City FC.
New York is 3-0-1 all-time against FCC, splitting results its foes in 2017.
Saturday will be the final home match at RBA for 2018 before NYBR II moves back to newly renovated MSU Soccer Park on the campus of Montclair State University for its June 9 match.
NYRB II has outscored its opponents 17-5 in the second half of matches this season. At RBA New York has scored four goals in the second half three times in wins over Charleston, Tampa Bay and Indy Eleven this season.
After the match, NYRB II will welcome Charlotte Independence to MSU Soccer Park on June 9 at 7 p.m.