MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Red Bulls II recorded its first home win of the USL Championship season, a 3-1 victory over against the Charlotte Independence at MSU Soccer Park Wednesday night.
Forward Jeremy Rafanello scored twice in the first half and added an assist as the hosts improved to 2-5-2 and eight points.
After playing Roald Mitchell a through ball, Rafanello found the rebound and placed the ball in the back of the net for his first goal of the season in the eighth minute.
It didn’t take very long for his second goal as Rafanello doubled the lead in the 34th minute. Midfielder Daniel Edelman earned his first professional assist.
Rafanello registered his second assist of the season after finding Mitchell, who scored his second goal of the year and his first at home.
Defenders JC Cortez and Max Andrews both made their professional debuts after coming on in the 85th and 90th minutes, respectively.
Red Bulls II will head on the road to Highmark Stadium to face off against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, Friday, June 25.