Yes, even we are getting sick of using the Red Bulls II logo upside on some of the team’s stories after losses.

But this has been a season from hell for the USL Championship side.

The team’s latest defeat came at the hands and feet of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, a 3-0 loss at MSU Soccer Park in Montclair, N.J. on Friday night.

Red Bulls II (6 points) dropped to an abysmal 1-13-3 while the Riverhounds (27) improved to 8-6-3.

Russell Cicerone scored on either side of halftime and Alex Dixon added a goal

Pittsburgh broke through in the 12th minute as Dixon opening the scoring. Dixon corralled a long ball from Kenardo Forbes and moved down the far side before firing high in the net for a 1-0 lead.

The visitors doubled their advantage in the 19th minute, as Forbes sprung Cicerone on a breakaway. Cicerone stutter-stepped but his first shot was parried away by goalkeeper AJ Marcucci. The rebound fell right to Cicerone, who deposited the shot for his sixth goal of the season.

Cicerone struck for his second in the 67th minute, as he took a long pass from Daniel Rovira and ripped an attempt into the top of the goal for his team-leading seventh goal.

Goalkeeper Derrek Chan recorded four saves in the second half after entering as a halftime sub.

New York will travel to face Louisville City FC on Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at