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No venue nor west coast trip for NYRB II in 2016

Amid much fanfare the USL schedule was finally released.

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

NYRB II will open the 2016 USL season against Toronto FC II on Sunday, March 27.

They will play a total of 30 games in 2016 only against Eastern Conference opponents, finishing the regular season on Saturday, September 24 away against the Charleston Battery.

A full link to the schedule can be found here. NYRB II will play new USL franchises Bethlehem Steel FC, Orlando City B, and FC Cincinnati for the first time in 2016, and the longest road trip will be from July 9 to July 20 where the team will play Montreal, Charlotte, and Cincinnati.

Besides game dates, not much is known about the specifics of NYRB II's schedule. The venue for the season remains "To Be Announced," which means that times for home matches remain "TBA" as well.

In November, Once a Metro learned from NYRB II General Manger Shaun Oliver, that Red Bull Arena would most likely not be the primary tenant for NYRB II this year.

"We are in the process of discussing our options with a few different facilities but at this point nothing has been signed," Oliver said to OaM. "Red Bull Arena does remain an option and I am sure we will end up playing one or two matches at least at the Arena to allow our USL team that experience."

Last season NYRB II began their season at RBA, before attempting to transition home matches to the Baker Field complex at Columbia University. After one match, a 1-1 draw with the Charleston Battery, the arrangement was suspended and matches went back to RBA.