March 11, 2016 - United Soccer League (USL) - New York Red Bulls II
HARRISON, N.J. - New York Red Bulls II head coach John Wolyniec has called 21 players into preseason camp, the club announced today.
The roster consists of seven players under USL contract, two academy players and 12 trialists.
Stefano Bonomo, Rafael Diaz, Daniel Metzger, Konrad Plewa, and Devon Williams return for their second season with Red Bulls II, while Tim Schmoll and Aaron Long, who signed with the club this year, enter their first season with NYRB II.
Red Bulls academy players Mason Deeds and Noah Powder, who played for the Red Bulls U-18 team in 2015, have also joined the NYRB II camp.
Included in the extensive list of trialists are Walter Calderon and Kyle McCord, who are both former Red Bulls academy players. Vincent Bezecourt and Cheikh M'baye join NYRB II camp after impressing in the first team's preseason camp in Orlando, Fla.
Other trialists include Junior Flemmings, Steward Ceus, Fernando Cortez, Jeremiah Dabrowski, Pat McCann, Kevin Olaya, Aidan Tucker and Florian Valot.
New York Red Bulls II will host two preseason friendlies at the Red Bulls Training Facility in Hanover, N.J., prior to the club's home opener on Saturday, March 26 against Toronto FC II at Red Bull Arena. On Friday, March 11, NYRB II face Bethlehem Steel FC at 12 p.m. before playing its final preseason match against Harrisburg City Islanders on Friday, March 18, at 1 p.m.
Media Note: The New York Red Bulls II coaching staff and players are available to the media during preseason via appointment. Although the club's preseason friendlies are closed to the public, media is allowed to attend NYRB II's friendly on March 18.
If you are interested in covering training, friendlies or setting up interviews with players or coaches, please contact Chris Orihuela at Chris.Orihuela@newyorkredbulls.com .
New York Red Bulls II Preseason Roster:
# Name Position Nationality Last Club College
29 Bonomo, Stefano FWD USA NYRB II California
74 Diaz, Rafael GK USA NYRB II St. John's
33 Long, Aaron DEF USA Seattle Sounders 2 UC Riverside
36 Metzger, Daniel* MID USA NYRB II Maryland
41 Plewa, Konrad* DEF/MID Poland NYRB II Seton Hall
39 Schmoll, Tim DEF/MID USA Harvard Harvard
80 Williams, Devon MID Jamaica NYRB II Robert Morris
88 Bezecourt, Vincent MID France St. Francis Brooklyn St. Francis Brooklyn
43 Calderon, Walter* MID USA Red Bulls U-18 --
-- Ceus, Steward GK Haiti Atlanta Silverbacks University of Albany
70 Cortez, Fernando MID USA Suffolk County Suffolk County
35 Dabrowski, Jeremiah MID Poland Znicz Pruszkow --
77 Flemmings, Junior FWD Jamaica Tivoli Gardens FC --
93 M'baye, Cheikh DEF Senegal Bordeaux --
37 McCann, Pat MID USA Finn Harps Holy Cross
48 McCord, Kyle* FWD USA Harrisburg City Islanders Virginia
46 Olaya, Kevin MID USA Kean University Kean
45 Tucker, Aidan MID USA SV Seligenporten II --
51 Valot, Florian MID France Rider University Rider
*Former academy players
-- Deeds, Mason DEF USA -- Georgetown (Committed)
-- Powder, Noah DEF Trinidad & Tobago -- --