The 2017 USL Season is upon us, and the Raising Bulls team could not be more grateful. Finally, we have something real to talk about. It’s time for the teams to show up or shut up, and the results will start to paint the picture of the season.
Raising Bulls – 21 March 2017 – Kevin Stoke
The New York Red Bulls II finished up their preseason with a win over conference foe, Bethlehem Steel FC. The guys breakdown the lineup, using the preseason trend to predict what lineup we might see in 2017. NY won the game 2-1 thanks to goals from Brandon Allen, and Florian Valot.
NY also made a trio of signings late Tuesday. Stefano Bonomo leads the group returning for his third year. Bonomo finished 2016 strong, and his return is a welcome sight. Joining Bonomo are defenders David Abidor and Andrew Lombard. Abidor joins the team having played for Tulsa in 2016, and Andrew Lombard is an academy graduate who has spent time at Ohio State and with the US U-20 team.
In our second segment, Kevin Stoke of the Rampage Supporter’s Group joins us. Kevin started the supporter’s group with Robert Manella after enjoying their time following the team. We ask about the groups formation and how things are going planning the season.
Finally, we finish up previewing the game this weekend against Pittsburgh Riverhounds. NY defeated the Riverhounds twice last season, but Pittsburgh has revamped in the offseason. Find out our predictions for the game and season in this week’s episode of Raising Bulls.
Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches and occasionally joined by guests from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.