HARRISON, N.J. — Red Bull II’s woes continue to deepen, losing its third consecutive game via a 2-1 home decision to Loudoun United FC at Red Bull Arena Wednesday night.
The defeat left New York with only six points and a 2-5-0 record.
RBNYII fell behind 2-0 after going down a man in the 15th minute when goalkeeper Wallis Lapsley was sent off for a handball outside of the penalty area that denied a goalscoring opportunity.
Red Bulls Academy goalkeeper Alex Bobocea got his first professional minutes after replacing Lapsley. He finished with four saves.
Four minutes into first-half stoppage time, Theodore Ku-Dipietro scored an unassisted goal. Elvis Amoh added a penalty kick in the 65th minute.
Preston Kilwien pulled one back for NYRB II, cutting through the defense for his first goal this season in the 79th minute.
Chris Lema, on loan from the Red Bulls, started the match, tying Jared Stroud for most games played in NYRB II history.
Bobocea was one of four current Red Bulls Academy players to play, with Dantouma “Yaya” Toure and Daniel Edelman starting, and Bo Cummins making a substitute appearance. It was Toure’s first start in a professional match.
NYRB II faces a quick turnaround, with a trip to Connecticut to face Hartford Athletic Saturday.