MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ex-Red Bull II forward Brandon Allen exacted a measure of revenge on his former team, striking twice in the second half to boost Memphis 9-1 FC to a 2-2 draw Saturday night.

Allen tallied the equalizer in the 87th minute off a Wesley Charpie feed in the USL Championship game after he became the comeback off a Lagos Kunga assist in the 48th minute AutoZone Park.

Red Bull II moved to 11-4-5 and 38 points.

Defender Jordan Scarlett opened the scoring in the 10th minute, heading home from close-range for his first goal of the season and first of his career. Chris Lema, who played in the cross, earned an assist.

Vincent Bezecourt added a second goal in the 44th minute, cleaning up a loose ball in front of goal after Jared Stroud’s attempt to finish a Kyle Duncan cross rang off the post. It was Bezecourt’s first of the season in his fifth USL appearance.

NYRB II will host Tampa Bay in a showdown of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams at MSU Soccer Park in Montclair, N.J. Friday at 7 p.m.

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