September 5, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Toronto FC II vs New York Red Bulls II game preview (from torontofc.ca)
Know your opponent: New York Red Bulls II September 5, 2017 7:34PM EDT Adam Krueger TFC2.ca Toronto FC II return to action this Saturday as they play host to New York Red Bulls II at BMO Field. Here is everything you need to know about NYRB II. 2017 Season After a poor start to the season, the defending champion NYRB II have pulled themselves back into a playoff spot with strong second half of the season. Currently 10-11-5, NRYB II sit in seventh place just 1 point above the red line. The Red Bulls boast a negative 3 goal differential. Current Form WDWDW Win vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (4-2) Draw at Ottawa Fury (2-2) Win vs. FC Cincinnati (4-0) Draw at Charleston Battery (1-1) Win vs. Rochester Rhinos (2-1) Last time we met These two clubs met earlier in July down in New Jersey. The Red Bulls walked away with a 1-0 victory on the day. All time TFC II is 0-4-1 against NYRB II. Key Player: Junior Flemmings The Jamaican forward is in his second year with Red Bulls II. Flemmings has made 23 appearances for New York registering eight goals and two assists. The 21-year-old has been credited with 18 key passes this season. Flemmings made his debut for the Jamaican national team in the 2017 Caribbean Cup. Unsung Hero: Florian Valot The Frenchman is in his second season in New York. The native of Pau, France spent time in both the Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco youth academies before heading to Rider University in New Jersey. The midfielder made 27 appearances for AS Monaco II before coming stateside. This season Valot has made 23 appearances tallying three goals and six assists. Canadian Content None Projected Lineup Just like TFC II, NYRB II’s style of play mirrors the first team’s style. NYRB II roll out in a 4-2-3-1 and play a pressing style just like the first team. A friendly reminder that Saturday’s match will be played at BMO Field at 8:00 PM. A ticket to the Toronto FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes game will gain you admission to the match as well.
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