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Red Bulls II Announce Preseason Roster and Schedule

photo by Anthony J. Merced

New York Red Bulls II will be preparing for their final season in the USL Championship with three preseason games at the Red Bull Training Facility against two fellow league competitors and a NISA participant.

The games will take place on February 19th, 23rd and March 5th ahead of the season's start on March 12th in Miami. Red Bulls II will play Hartford Athletic, Allentown United FC and Philadelphia Union II. 

The roster is also fleshed out more than we've seen in previous years, all set for new head coach Gary Lewis. These preseason games will mostly be filled with academy and unsigned draft players. Still, we will see the likes of Jeremy Rafanello, new signing Jordan Adebayo-Smith and Juan Castillo. 

Preseason Fixtures:

February 19th - Hartford Athletic
February 23rd - Allentown United FC
March 5th - Philadelphia Union II

Preseason Roster:

Goalkeepers: Giannis Nikoplidis, Derrek Chan, Jason Dubrovich

Defenders: Curtis Ofori, Lamine Conte, Juan Castillo, Christopher Cragwell, JC Cortez, Maurice Williams, Mohamed Coulibaly, Delase Batse, Daniel De Leon

Midfielders: Steven Sserwadda, Michael Knapp, Sam Williams, Nicholas Rabiu, John Murphy, Esteban Molina

Forwards: Jeremy Rafanello, Jordan Adebayo-Smith, Austin Brummett, Illia Tyrkus, Ezra Wildman, Jonathan Filipe


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