Red Bulls Under-23’s lost to FC Motown in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup last year, 2-1. (Photo courtesy of the Red Bulls)

HARRISON, N.J. – The Red Bulls Under-23 team Monday unveiled its 19-man roster for Tuesday night’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup first-round match against FC Motown at MSU Soccer Park in Montclair, N.J.

The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and can be see live on ESPN+.

The following players will be available for selection for the NYRB U-23’s (USL League Two):

Goalkeepers (2): Marcelin Gihier, Francesco Montali

Defenders (6): Jared Juleau, Chris Tiao, Joergen Oland, C.C. Oche, Ryan Schultz, Zack Brown

Midfielders (6): Barry Sharifi, JP Marin, Vince Borden, Nick Schimbeno, John Murphy, Salvatore Esposito

Forwards (5): Allen Gavilanes, Skylar Conway, Brian Saramago, Omar Sowe, Jeciel Cedeno

The two clubs met last year in the first round of the Open Cup. FC Motown (National Premier Soccer League) defeated the U-23’s, 2-1, at Drew University as former Red Bulls midfielder Dilly Duka recorded a brace.

The winner of this year’s encounter will advance to the second round to face Memphis 901 FC May 15, the location and time to be determined.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at