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Inside the Match: New York Red Bulls II vs. Detroit City FC

September 20, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - New York Red Bulls II News Release


New York Red Bulls II will host Detroit City FC on Wednesday, September 21. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET with coverage available on ESPN+.

Match Notes

Home Finale - New York will play at home for the final time this season as it hosts Detroit City FC on Wednesday, September 21. The club will play its final three matches of the season on the road, all in the month of October. New York and Detroit met earlier this season in the first-ever meeting between the clubs, with Detroit winning 2-0 on April 30.

Strong Season from Giannis - First year goalkeeper Giannis Nikopolidis recorded seven saves in Red Bulls II's match against Oakland Roots SC on September 17. He is one of ten goalkeepers this season to record seven-plus in three or more matches. Nikopolidis leads the team in goalkeeper starts (14) and saves (61).

Ofori's Return - Curtis Ofori made his return from injury during New York's match against Oakland Roots SC on September 17, playing the second half. The second-year defender has set career highs in appearances (23), starts (20), and minutes (1,710) this season. He also ranks fourth on the team in minutes.

Last Time Out

New York fell to Oakland Roots SC, 1-0, on Saturday, September 17, at Laney College Football Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the two sides. Giannis Nikopolidis recorded seven saves in the contest.

Detroit defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 1-0, on Saturday, September 17, at Keyworth Stadium. Antoine Hoppenot scored the lone goal of the match in the 81st minute, increasing his season total to six.

Important Numbers

21 - O'Vonte Mullings has started the last 21 matches for New York, the longest active streak on the team.

25 - Detroit has allowed the third-fewest goals (25) in USL Championship this season and has recorded 10 clean sheets.

180 - Yostin Salinas made his club debut on September 9 and has played every single minute during his two matches.


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