Red Bulls II will continue its two-match road trip as it travels to face Atlanta United 2 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+).
New York will look to bounce back after falling 2-0 to Miami FC in its USL Championship season opener on Saturday. The match saw the club debuts of five players, with three also making their professional debuts. Goalkeeper AJ Marcucci made his 10th consecutive start in net dating back to Sept. 19, 2021.
Atlanta fell 1-0 in its season opener to Louisville City FC last Saturday. The club returned its 2021 leading scorer, Aiden McFadden, and assist leader, Robbie Mertz. It also added former New England Revolution Homegrown Player Nicolas Firmino, a teammate of Red Bulls II midfielder John Murphy at Union Omaha last year.
Red Bulls II leads the all-time series 3-2-0 with Atlanta winning the most recent meeting, 5-3, in September 2020. Three of the five meetings between the clubs have featured a combined seven or more goals, including the last two. New York defeated Atlanta 8-1 in July of 2019, which remains the club record for goals in a match as well as margin of victory.
The visitors have scored 21 goals in those five matches and holds a plus 10 goal differential in those meetings. The 21 goals rank fourth in club history for goals against an opposing club.
New York will host Loudoun United FC on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the 2022 home opener at MSU Soccer Park in Montclair, N.J.