Head coach John Wolyniec will be watching from the MSU Soccer Park stands when his Red Bull II team hosts Atlanta United 2 Friday at 7 p.m. (ESPN+).
Wolyniec was dismissed from the 3-3 draw with defending United Soccer League champions Louisville City FC.
When playing at home, NYRB II, which sits ninth in the Eastern Conference, is 5-2-1.
Atlanta United 2, in 15th place in the Eastern Conference, is coming off a 3-0 loss to Nashville SC. Atlanta carries a six-game winless streak.
NYRB II and Atlanta United 2 squared off in Week 2 with Atlanta registered a 3-1 win at home thanks to a brace from Jon Gallagher. However, Gallagher has not scored in his last six games, and Atlanta United 2 has yet to win an away game with a 0-7-2 road record.