The New York Red Bulls II provided friendly opposition for Tab Ramos' USA U-20 selection on August 7.
The game was played behind closed doors, though US Soccer provided a brief recap of the game. The US U-20s won, 4-3, thanks to a late winner from Jeremy Kelly. RBNY academy grad Marcello Borges played the full 90 minutes for the young Americans. Anatole Abang, Dan Metzger, and Stefano Bonomo scored for NYRB II.
Of perhaps greater interest to RBNY fans, however, is the appearance of "Trial Player" three times on the NYRB II team sheet. The II team started three trialists. On no stronger evidence than the way US Soccer listed the lineups, it would seem one was a defender, the other two attacking players.
We already know RBNY has defender Gege Soriola in training. And attacker Alexis Meva is also presumed to still be in camp. Best guess is those players account for two of the trialists listed.
The long-expected, yet-to-be-named third trial player - maybe the "Portuguese midfielder" mentioned by Jesse Marsch a few weeks ago - would appear to have landed at the Red Bulls training facility.