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Ryan Meara, Derrick Etienne Jr. and NJ Youth Soccer

Harrison, N.J. (Sunday, August 28, 2016) – Hundreds of players representing NJ Youth Soccer arrived at Red Bull Arena early on Sunday, excited for a unique opportunity. Young players were invited to a special pre-game opportunity to take photos and get autographs with Red Bulls players Ryan Meara and Derrick Etienne Jr.

This was the third annual NJ Youth Soccer Night at Red Bull Arena and the home team remains undefeated on these title nights. The New York Red Bulls defeated the New England Revolution 1-0 as Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in his third-straight match to give the home side all three points.

“It was fun to see the Red Bulls players that I usually see on TV in real life,” said Zack Dabby, a 7-year-old on the Freehold Gold Warriors soccer team. After watching the game, Zack added, “I am happy that the Red Bulls won. They used great passing to get that goal.”          

The crowd got a chance to see Sean Davis, an alumnus of New Jersey’s Olympic Development Program that also includes team legends Tim Howard, Tony Meola and Tab Ramos. 

“It’s always exciting to see our youth partners organize group outings to Red Bull Arena,” said David Jervis, Senior Director of Training Programs. “Watching live soccer games and experiencing the fun and excitement of a professional soccer game provides a great soccer experience for children and their families.”

NJ Youth Soccer and the Red Bulls are enjoying a burgeoning relationship with the Red Bulls supporting NJYS programs like the Celebration of Soccer, State Cups, TOPSoccer and ODP events. For more information on the New York Red Bulls Youth Programs visit

The Red Bulls recently announced tryout dates for its upcoming fall Regional Development Schools (RDS). To view a full list of RDS dates and to register for a free tryout, visit Columbus Day camp locations were also recently announced at various locations throughout N.J. All camps take place on Monday Oct. 10. For more camp information and to register please visit the Columbus Day Camps page.


About NJ Youth Soccer Association

New Jersey Youth Soccer is comprised of more than 100,000 players from 5 to 19-years-old supported by thousands of coaches and volunteers. Members collectively support the sport of soccer through training, practice, competition and the spirit of good sportsmanship.

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