Toronto FC II opened their 2016 USL regular season campaign with a 2-2 draw against New York Red Bulls II at Red Bull Arena.

The Young Reds were lifted by a huge first half performance by goalkeeper Alex Bono. As the game developed following a flurry of key Bono saves, TFC began to find their feet.

An excellent combination play, started by right back Mark Bloom, culminated in a Raheem Edwards goal, with well worked passes from Sal Bernal and Mo Babouli.

Those passes though. Edwards puts the Reds on the board.

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Jason Bent’s side continued to press, and just before halftime Skylar Thomas made it 2-0 for Toronto FC II. The central defender showed touch better reserved for the forwards on this team.


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The home side responded, however, with two goals within four minutes in the second half. Brandon Allen scored both goals, notching a draw for the home side.

Toronto FC II returns to action on April 9 when they face FC Montreal at 7:30 PM ET. Catch the game on

Scoring Summary

TFC II – Raheem Edwards 35’ (Mo Babouli)

TFC II – Skylar Thomas 45’ + 1’ (Brian James)

NYRB II – Brandon Allen 66’

NYRB II – Brandon Allen 70’

Misconduct Summary

NYRB II – Noah Powder 38’ (caution) NYRB II – Stefano Bonomo 89’ (caution) Records: Toronto FC II: 0-0-1 1pts. New York Red Bulls II: 0-0-1 1pts.


Toronto FC II – Alex Bono; Mark Bloom, Mitchell Taintor, Skylar Thomas, Anthony Osorio; Chris Mannella ©, Brian James (Adam Bouchard 90’), Aidan Daniels (Malik Johnson 78’); Mo Babouli, Raheem Edwards, Sal Bernal (Martin Davis 73’) Substitutes Not Used: Phil Boerger, Andrew Dias, Steven Furlano, Richie Ennin

New York Red Bulls II – Ryan Meara; Noah Powder, Timothy Schmoll (Devon Williams 62’), Zachary Carroll (Mason Deeds 89’), Aaron Long; Tyler Adams, Sean Davis, Derrick Etienne, Alex Muyl (Vincent Bezecourt 58’); Brandon Allen, Stefano Bonomo Substitutes Not Used: Rafael Diaz, Daniel Metzger, Junior Flemmings