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With schedule being released on Monday (12/10), I figured now is a good time to start this thread.

In the meantime, some former player movement (I will update this by making edits to this post as changes happen):

Speedy Williams may not get a chance to win a 4th USL Cup in a row as he wasn't retained by LouCity. Bring back the lucky Speedy!

Tampa Bay is keeping their number of former Red Bulls alive. Despite not resigning Flemmings and Bonomo (they did resign Najem), they signed Brandon Allen.

Junior Flemmings is onto Phoenix Rising, where former academy and U23 player Joey Farrell was re-signed.

Zach Carroll is staying with 1868.

Swope Park resigned Justin Bilyeu (and former academy player Ethan Decker)

Tyler Ruthven resigned with ATL2.

GK Kyle Reynish retired.

Konrad Plewa will return to RSLs reserve team.

Kosuke Kimura and Bolu Akinyode will return to Nashville SC.

In Sacramento, Rafi Diaz returns and they are negotiating to keep Jeremy Hall.

Former U23 player, Thomas de Villardi signed with Austin Bold after being plagued by injuries while with Minnesota United.

Former Red Bull bench player before NYRBII existed, Jose Angulo, part of the trio of Hartford Athletic original signings.

Jose Aguinaga joins Phoenix Rising, joining former NYRBII striker/winger Junior Flemmings.

Former Red Bull, Khano Smith, named assistant coach with Birmingham. He will likely think he is the best asst. coach in the league.

Charlotte Independence resigns U23 player Jake Areman.

Former USL player, David Abidor, signed with Hapoel Petah Tikva.

Former HGP then cut in preseason Scotty Thomsen resigns with Richmond Kickers who will be in USL League One this year.

Academy player with a few USL games with us, Zaire Bartley, lands with Forward Madison.

Austin da Luz re-ups with NCFC.

Dan Metzger and GK Scott Levene signed with Memphis 901. Their head coach is Tim Mulqueen, former Metro GK coach of Meola, Thornton, and Howard. Mulqueen also was the backup keeper during parts of his coaching tenure.

Stefano Bonomo joins Rafi Diaz, and possibly Jeremy Hall in Sacramento for 2019. Their GM is Todd Dunivant.

U23 defender from back in the days, Rhys Williams, moves to Lansing Ignite in USL1.

Karl Ouimette re-signs with Indy Eleven.

Former players that were in the USL in 2018 but that have yet to sign elsewhere: Shawn McLaws, Noah Powder, Corey Hertzog, Niko de Vera, Steven Echevarria, Andrew Lombard, Lucas Stauffer, Allen Yanes, and Andrew Tinari
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Great stuff, Im excited for next season.

Expect Louro, Barlow, Stroud, and Moreno to be leaders next season.

CM will be interesting to watch hope to see CCJ and or Koffi. Bet Tinari and Yanes to play a lot for RB2 if they come back to the first team which I expect.

Really hope mines comes out firing maybe the coaching staff could move him to 10 and try and develop those skills or just keep him at RW.

Should see new fullbacks and backup GK and my knowledge of the system ends here so no idea if we have guys at lower levels ready to step up or looking at drafting a lot.

Im really curious as to what were gonna do with Abang, there is a player there its just so rough and with Barlow and white I dont see where he fits in.

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How's Moreno's prospects looking going into next year? Seemed like he had some hype around him at the start of 2018 but it died down, was he dealing with injuries?



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How's Moreno's prospects looking going into next year? Seemed like he had some hype around him at the start of 2018 but it died down, was he dealing with injuries?

He came in and out of the team like everyone depending on what the first team needed. Never really had a real run at ST but seemed to make that LW position his own by the end of the year. Theres still a chance he could turn into Muyl with a little better ball control, dribbling and finishing.

 

Id say mostly his prospects of first team impact have to do with if we sign another Kaku/Royer level guy for the RW. If we do that pushes DE7, Muyl, Valot and Ivan into competing as back ups in that front 3 behind the ST and probably not many opportunities for Mines / Moreno.



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How's Moreno's prospects looking going into next year? Seemed like he had some hype around him at the start of 2018 but it died down, was he dealing with injuries?

Prior to the injury, he was the starter and for a few weeks, leading the league in goals. Stroud was used out left after the injury and was solid enough to prevent Moreno from a ton of time when he returned at the end of the year.

Still, Moreno looked good at the very end of the season and can easily see him battling for a first team spot, especially given the current roster.
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Start the season at home on March 9th vs. Swope Park Rangers.

Swope Park has Ethan Vancore-Decker, who was a great academy player for Red Bull when he was younger but faded a bit. Justin Bilyeu is also on SPR.
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Schedule Released. Perfectly balanced. 1 home, 1 away against each team in our division.

Downfall: 10 of the 18 teams in each division make the playoffs.

https://www.newyorkr...onship-schedule
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10 team in the playoffs means really there should be no way we don't make it. Guess its cool to have more teams in but will be almost impossible for a 7/8/9/10 seed to win it all.

 

Having to win a play in, then QF then SF then the final all on the road would be impressive, we've come close but I would love to see an improvement on road form, we we sooo trash last year.



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Is RBII committed to finishing last in attendance again?

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Is RBII committed to finishing last in attendance again?

Should be better this year but wouldn't expect drastic changes. 10 of their 17 home games will be weekend games, which should help.

$84 for season tickets isnt bad at all (plus my sons membership is free with the youth deal they had going).

Parking deck is 15 yards from the field but $7 a match.
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10 of their 17 home games will be weekend ...
Parking deck is 15 yards from the field but $7 a match.


Still no weekend train service?
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Ive watched probably 80% of all time RB2 games most on replay since its not too tough to avoid a score and still never been to one...

 

I live in Northern BK and when they had games at RBA a few times I was gonna go but figured it's easier to watch when I had time but now that its at MSU its like impossible for me to get there.

 

If the facility is good im happy for the team to play there but I wish we could have made it work with one of the colleges in NY proper like Columbia or maybe something in BK.

 

I just can't see myself being able to go unless its like a 2 hours endeavor. 



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I'll watch the game replays on YouTube the majority of the time but I honestly have no interest in spending 17 nights driving to MSU to be there with 700 other people in a boring atmosphere. I do check out the playoff games though, the ones at RBA in 2016 were fun.

If you combine that with the first team home games then you're spending basically every weekend going to at least 1 game and I'd much rather be doing other things than going to RB2 games, even if that means hanging around the house for a lazy Saturday.

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yup, same for me. MSU seems a bit too much, considering. Miss those RBA games for RB2. 


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5 or 6 dates may changes based on the MLS Schedule.

Also, as a reminder, I have been updating the initial post in this thread to reflect signings of our former players.
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