Red Bull II will hit the road as it faces Louisville City FC in James O’Connor’s final game as head coach of its United Soccer League rivals Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN+).
O’Connor Friday was named coach of Orlando City SC. He will take over the Major League Soccer side next week.
NYRB II, coming off a 3-0 home loss to Ottawa Fury FC, will look to bounce back from three winless games with their first road win of the season. Red Bull II, sitting eighth in the Eastern Conference, will play in a rematch of the past two Eastern Conference finals.
Louisville City FC, in third place in the Eastern Conference, faces NYRB II coming off a midweek, 1-0, loss at home to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC. The loss snapped Louisville’s five-game unbeaten streak and were handed their first home defeat of the season.
NYRB II’s Amando Moreno and Louisville City FC’s Cameron Lancaster lead their teams with six goals apiece but have been unable to score in their last three games.