HARRISON, N.J. — Perhaps the 11th time will be the charm for Red Bull II.
NYRBII enters its United Soccer League game the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium Saturday winless in 10 road games (0-4-6) this season. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN+).
NYRB II (8-6-7, 31 points), tied for fifth in the Eastern Conferece, will look to bounce back from last week’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of first place FC Cincinnati. The loss snapped NYRB II’s four-game undefeated streak, which included a perfect three-game home stand marked by 13 goals.
The Rowdies (7-8-4, 25), in 10th place in the conference, head into the match carrying a 3-1 win over Indy Eleven in last week’s home game. The victory included goals from Junior Flemmings and Stefano Bonomo, both ex-NYRB II players. When playing at home, the Rowdies are 5-2-3.
NYRB II and Tampa Bay Rowdies faced off earlier this season with head coach John Wolyniec’s squad recording a 5-0 win at Red Bull Arena. The visitors also eliminated Tampa Bay from the 2017 USL Cup Playoffs with a 2-1 extratime win in the conference semifinals at Al Lang.