MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Depending on your vantage point, Red Bulls II’s 1-1 draw with the Charleston Battery was either good or bad.
On one hand, the hosts earned its first point of the USL Championship season at MSU Soccer Park.
On the other hand, NYRBII could not hold onto a lead and surrendered the equalized by former teammate Zeiko Lewis in the 72nd minute.
Red Bulls II has one point after two matches, both at home, this eason.
Jake LaCava scored his second goal in as many games, capitalizing on a turnover deep in the Charleston defensive third and striking a low shot underneath the crossbar.
Red Bulls offseason acquisition Andres Reyes saw his first minutes for the club in the match, starting at center back.
Red Bulls Academy player Austin Brummett made his first USL Championship start after making his first appearance last week. Brummett played alongside A cademy players Matthew Acosta and Joseph Zalinksy
Another recent Academy signing, Curtis Ofori made his professional debut. Ofori, 15, became the organization’s youngest signing when he joined NYRB II on March 22, at 15 years, 122 days.
NYRB II remains home next week, hosting Miami FC Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+).