This week on Raising Bulls, the guys break down two straight losses for New York Red Bulls II. First up, the team lost at home to Harrisburg City Islanders. Harrisburg had not beaten the Red Bulls in almost two years. The Islanders did their homework though, and they caught NY on a counter attack after sitting back the majority of the game. The goal scorer was none other than former Red Bull player Manolo Sanchez.
Raising Bulls – 12 April 2017 – Steve Bernasconi
The second loss came against St. Louis FC. The Red Bulls fell behind early, but stormed back in the second half. In the opening 15 minutes, Brandon Allen put the team on his back. Allen scored a goal and had a beautiful cross on the go ahead assist. The excitement would be short lived however, as former Red Bull Jose Angulo ruined the NY road victory with a goal and an assist.
Next up, we got to talk to Steve Bernasconi, the man on the soccer tour. Steve is taking 8 months out of his regular life to travel all around the country visiting every soccer team he can. Steve will be able to attend matches at every MLS stadium, but he will also hit USL, NASL and any league you can think of. It was great to pick his brain about his travels.
Finally, we finish up with a preview of this Friday’s match against Orlando City B. City had a rough start to the season, but they seem to be turning it around. They are a deadly matchup for the Red Bulls, playing to NY’s weaknesses handily. Will NY suffer a third straight defeat? Listen to hear what we think.
Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls II 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.