New York Red Bulls II (3-3-5) head north of the border to take on FC Montreal (1-0-7) for the second time this season.
NYRB II is coming off a 4-2 loss to the Richmond Kickers, which featured the first goal by a non-MLS, non-academy player, Chris Tsonis. This season has been dominated by the presence of loaned MLS players and academy standout Derrick Etienne.
This is the second match out of six straight NYRB II will play on the road, before returning to Columbia University in July.
It is unclear who will play for NYRB II, as many regulars such as Anatole Abang, Mairus Obekop, Sean Davis, featured in the 18-man roster for the New York Red Bulls. Academy product Derrick Etienne will most likely not play because it appears he is currently with the Haiti U23 National Team.
USL signee Tyler Adams will not be available for the match as he is with the United States U17 team training in California. The team’s trip to South Korea was cancelled after a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak, so the team will continue training though June 14 and scrimmage PSA Elite.
FC Montreal has had a rough go during its inaugural USL season winning only 1 match in their first 8. The Montreal Impact have promoted a squad of academy players, that played on their U-23 team, and have played them in USL instead of the PDL.
Alessandro Ricci and Louis Beyland-Goyette (2 goals) are the leading scorers for FC Montreal. The last time these two squads met, NYRB II took all three points at Red Bull Arena, when Derrick Etienne scored an 68th minute goal to give NYRB II the 3-2 win.