HARRISON, N.J. – Red Bulls II and the USL Championship unveiled the return to play schedule Thursday.
NYRB II will embark on a 15-match campaign in search of their sixth consecutive playoff appearance.
Red Bulls II will travel to Dillon Stadium to kick off the return to play against Hartford Athletic on July 11. It will then play its first home match on July 17, facing against Loudoun United FC.
The team will play all their home matches at Red Bull Arena, instead of Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J.
For the health and safety of all involved, and in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community, all home matches will be closed to the public.
“We felt with the current environment this was the best opportunity to provide a safe setting for our team and opponents to continue the remainder of the 2020 season,” NYRB II general manager Jamie Ponce said in a statement. “NYRB II member holders will be able to roll over their current ticket plans into 2021 at the same rate paid this season.”
The longest road trip of the season is three games, with NYRB II visiting Atlanta United 2, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, and Hartford Athletic at the beginning of August. NYRB II will close out the season at home against Hartford Athletic on Oct. 4.
The season opener against Tampa Bay Rowdies will count in the standings.
NYRB II Return to Play 2020 Schedule
Bold – home match
11 – @ Hartford Athletic – Dillon Stadium
17 – Loudoun United FC – Red Bull Arena
22 – @ Philadelphia Union II – Subaru Park
26 – Pittsburgh Riverhounds – Red Bull Arena
1 – @ Atlanta United 2 – Fifth Third Bank Stadium
8 – @ Pittsburgh Riverhounds – Highmark Stadium
15 – @ Hartford Athletic – Dillon Stadium
23 – Philadelphia Union II – Red Bull Arena
1 – @ Philadelphia Union II – Subaru Park
6 – Pittsburgh Riverhounds – Red Bull Arena
11 – @ Loudoun United FC – Segra Field
16 – Hartford Athletic – Red Bull Arena
26 – Philadelphia Union II – Red Bull Arena
30 – @ Loudoun United FC – Segra Field
4 – Hartford Athletic – Red Bull Arena