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RBNY Academy Update: November 4 | Busy weekend sees Academy go 6-1-0 in all competitions


All levels of the Red Bulls Academy were in action last weekend, with the Red Bulls U-14 in North Carolina for the U-14 USSDA Showcase. Red Bulls U-18 and U-16 travelled to Maryland to take on Bethesda-Olney, while the U-12s went north to Port Washington, N.Y., where they took on Albertson SC.

Bethesda-Olney (1) vs. New York Red Bulls U-18 (5)

ROCKVILLE, Md. (October 31, 2015) – The New York Red Bulls U-18s extended their unbeaten streak to five matches despite being reduced to 10-men with a win against Bethesda-Olney, 5-1.

Bethesda opened the scoring midway through the first half after a decisive counter-attack from a Red Bulls corner, however, New York responded quickly. Barry Sharifi had his shot closed down only for the ball to bounce to Brian Saramago who finished on the turn to level the match, 1-1.

The second goal came just before halftime quick thinking on a Red Bulls corner kick. Kevin O’Toole made a late run and received the ball from Callum Johnson. He served the ball into the six-yard box for Cristian Martinez, who finished the go-ahead goal. 

Saramago gave the Red Bulls a two-goal cushion just after the hour mark when he was put through by Jared Gilbey to grab his second goal of the game.

The Red Bulls then went down to 10-men when Noah Powder was dismissed for receiving his second yellow card of the match in the 74th minute.

The Red Bulls had to defend a wave of attacks from Bethesda with Wojciech Gajda making a number of key saves in a pivotal moment of the game.

A solo effort from Ryan Mingachos sealed the three points for the Red Bulls. Mingachos received the ball inside his own half against the touchline from Sharifi. Mingachos made a 60-yard solo run, completed with a composed finish over the charging goalkeeper from the corner of the Bethesda six-yard box. 

Saramago concluded the scoring with another solo effort. The forward picked up a loose clearance deep inside his own half and powered his way past the Bethesda center back before finishing for his hat-trick and Red Bulls’ fifth and final goal of the game.

“Bethesda away is always one of the toughest fixtures on the schedule,” Man of the Match Wojciech Gajda said. “Today we were unlucky to concede first. However, the team showed resilience and went on to win 5-1. It was an overall good team performance.”

The Red Bulls U-18s are on the road again next weekend on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 12 p.m. against Baltimore Armour.

Man of the Match: Wojciech Gajda

Scoring Summary (Assist in parenthesis):

Bethesda-Olney 21’

NY: Brian Saramago (Barry Sharifi) 24’

NY: Cristian Martinez (Kevin O’Toole) 42’

NY: Brian Saramago (Jared Gilbey) 67’

NY: Ryan Mingachos (Barry Sharifi) 84’

NY: Brian Saramago 90 ’

Lineup: Wojciech Gajda, Noah Powder, Cristian Martinez, Kyle Perno, Kevin O’Toole (Mason Deeds, 71’), Jared Gilbey, Callum Johnson (Jeanpaul Marin, 60’), Ryan Mingachos, Pierre Reedy (Samad Bounthong, 60’) Brian Saramago, Barry Sharifi

Subs not used: Sam Ilin

Bethesda-Olney (2) vs. New York Red Bulls U-16 (3)

ROCKVILLE, Md. (October 31, 2015) – New York Red Bulls U-16 remain unbeaten in USDA play after defeating Bethesda-Olney on Saturday, 3-2.

The Red Bulls traveled to Maryland this weekend somewhat short-handed with three regulars attending the U.S. U-15 National Team camp in Carson, Calif, and starting center midfielder Kazu Shingenozu suspended after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season in the previous match. 

Nick Schimbeno and Vince Borden stepped in at center midfield for the Red Bulls, while Willie Rojas also received his first start of the season. The Red Bulls took a 2-1 lead into halftime after left back Jordan Bailon scored his first two goals of the season.

The Red Bulls outshot Bethesda 8-1 and took a 3-1 lead on a goal by Giuseppe Margiotello. Bethesda pulled one back on a corner kick to come within one goal, but the Red Bulls held on for the win. New York outshot the home team, 15-3.  

Scoring Summary:

NY: Jordan Bailon 28’

NY: Jordan Bailon 36’

NY: Giuseppe Margiotello 52’

Lineup: Sam Ilin (Matt Goodman, 40’), Ben Bograd, Deandre Golden, Evan Peters, Jordan Bailon, Vince Borden, Willie Rojas, Nick Schimbeno, Giuseppe Margiotello (Chris Bermudez, 65’), Zach Ryan (Bratislav Petkovik, 68’), Omir Fernandez

New York Red Bulls U-12 - Blue (7) vs. Albertson SC - Blue (6)

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (October 31, 2015) – The New York Red Bulls U-12 Blue fought their way to victory on the road in a physical match against Albertson SC on Saturday, 7-6.

The Red Bulls created many chances throughout the game and took an early 3-0 lead before Albertson rallied back to even the score early in the second half. The Red Bulls managed to capitalize off their chances from good build-up and combination play, however, Albertson never backed down and kept the game interesting to the end. Albertson took advantage of some Red Bulls mishaps, but fell one goal short. 

Red Bulls Goal Scoring Summary:

Goals: Omre Etienne (3), Leo Guarino (1), Adam Havens (1), Max Kastly (2)

Assists: Leo Guarino (3), Carmelo Carbone (1), Omre Etienne (1), Dion Ahmetaj (1)

New York Red Bulls U-12 - White (2) vs. Albertson SC - White (3)

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (October 31, 2015) – The New York Red Bulls U-12 White were down by two goals early before answering back with a goal of their own at the start of the second half.

A mishap in front of the Red Bulls goal allowed Albertson to capitalize and again double their lead, 3-1. New York managed to pull back a late goal, but it was not enough and Red Bulls White suffered their second lost in consecutive games for the first time this year.

Red Bulls Goal Scoring Summary:

Goals: Cristien Merritt (1), Jack Krongold (1)

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