HARRISON, N.J. – Last weekend the New York Red Bulls U-14 and U-12 Academy teams were in action on another successful weekend for the young players. On Saturday, the U-14s traveled to Baltimore, Md., to take on Baltimore Armour, while the U-12s traveled to New Hampshire to face Seacoast United. The Red Bulls U-18 and U-16 teams will be off until Oct. 17, when they take on Players Development Academy in Somerset, N.J.
New York Red Bulls U-14 (3) vs. Baltimore Armour (2)
BALTIMORE (October 3, 2015) – The Red Bulls U-14 recorded a late win on the road in windy and rainy conditions as they defeated Baltimore Armour, 3-2.
The Red Bulls started the game on the front foot, but could not break through a resolute Armour backline. In the 14th minute, Baltimore took the lead when a mis-clearance fell to an Armour player at the top of the penalty box and buried his shot into the upper corner.
New York equalized in the 36th minute when forward Scotty Taylor scored on the volley. Dylan Sullivan broke free on the flank and whipped in a low cross that Taylor volleyed from the corner of the 6-yard box into the opposite side netting past the helpless Armour goalkeeper.
In the second half, the Red Bulls controlled the tempo and possession, but found it difficult to get any clear cut chances on goal against the deep-defending Armour. However, in the 49th minute, Sullivan curled a right-footed shot into the lower right hand corner of the net off of a square pass from Kejiel Watt.
As the Red Bulls pushed to seal the game, Baltimore leveled the score in the 68th minute when a defensive miscommunication allowed the Armour forward to run onto the ball and finish past Red Bulls goalkeeper Liam Bertrand.
The Red Bulls refused to be denied the victory as Taylor scored his second goal of the game with five minutes remaining in the match. Midfielder Danny Jara sent his corner kick to the back post where Taylor volleyed into the roof of the net for the game-winner.
“It takes a total team effort to get 3 points away from home,” Co-Man of the Match Dylan Sullivan said. “We were determined to stay focused and continue to push forward until the final whistle today.”
The Red Bulls U-14 will be back in action next weekend on Saturday Oct. 10, when they take on MLS-rivals D.C. United at the Red Bulls Training Facility in Whippany, N.J.
Co-Man of the Match: Scotty Taylor and Dylan Sullivan
Lineup: Liam Bertrand, Sean Ryan, Sean Joo (Lucas Santos, 41’), Salvador Pliego, Samory Powder (Danny Ramm, 50’), Amadeo Chopru-tate, Peter Stroud (Jonathan Ned, 77’), Danny Jara (Nick Gencarelli, 75’), Dylan Sullivan, Kejiel Watt (Alex Quezada, 75’), Scotty Taylor.
Subs not used: Leo Hecht, Michael McDougald.
Scoring Summary (Assist in parenthesis):
Baltimore Armour 14’
NY: Scotty Taylor (6) (Dylan Sullivan, 5) 36’
NY: Dylan Sullivan (6) (Kejiel Watt, 3) 49’
Baltimore Armour 68’
NY: Scotty Taylor (7) (Danny Jara, 5) 75’
New York Red Bulls U-12 - Blue (7) vs. Seacoast United - Blue (2)
EPPING, N.H. (October 3, 2015) – The New York Red Bulls U-12 Blue traveled to New Hampshire to play Seacoast United on Saturday. The Red Bulls started the game by winning the possession battle and creating some good chances in the first half. Seven minutes into the match, the Red Bulls scored their first goal thanks to good build-up and combination play. The Red Bulls went on to win the game 7-2 against a competitive Seacoast side.
The Red Bulls U-12 Blue side has this weekend off and returns to action in Connecticut against Oakwood SC Blue on Saturday Oct. 17.
Scoring Summary (Assist in parenthesis):
NY: 1-0 Curt Calov (Omre Etienne) 7’
NY: 2-0 Leo Guarino (Cristien Merritt) 19’
NY: 3-0 Carmelo Carbone (Max Kastl) 22’
NY: 4-0 Leo Guarino 37’
NY: 5-0 Andres Lazo (Leo Guarino) 40’
Seacoast United 5-1 48’
NY: 6-1 Own Goal 53’
NY: 7-1 Adam Havens (Jakob Friedman) 60’
Seacoast United 7-2 62’
New York Red Bulls U-12 - White (3) vs. Seacoast United - White (1)
EPPING, N.H. (October 3, 2015) – The New York Red Bulls U-12 White improved to 4-0-0 for the season after defeating Seacoast United, 3-1. All three goals came from forward Luciano Sanchez, his first hat-trick of the season.
The Red Bulls U-12 White take on Oakwood SC next weeked in Connecticut on Saturday Oct. 17.
NY: Luciano Sanchez 6’
NY: Luciano Sanchez 15’
Seacoast United 31’
NY: Luciano Sanchez (Nathan Armstrong) 46’