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ACADEMY UPDATE: Red Bulls Academy completes third consecutive unbeaten weekend

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The Red Bulls academy was in action at all age levels on the weekend of May 7-8 and completed their third consecutive undefeated weekend with a total record of 4-0-2.

This week, the academy teams took on Continental FC Delco and Seacoast United.

New York Red Bulls U-18 (2) vs. Continental FC Delco (2)

HANOVER, N.J. (May 8, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls came from behind to tie FC Delco, 2-2, in a windy Mother’s Day afternoon game at the Red Bulls Training Facility.

New York got off to a slow start in the first half and found themselves behind by two goals at the break.

The Red Bulls rallied in the second half. The break through came in the 75th minute when Brian Saramago was tripped by the FC Delco goalkeeper. Saramago quickly got to his feet to convert from the spot for 16th goal of the season.

The second goal came 10 minutes later when Saramago flicked on a Christian Martinez pass for Barry Sharifi to run through and score for his sixth goal of the campaign. 

The Red Bulls would push for the winner in a thrilling end to the game and went close on a number of occasions.

Matt Thorshiem’s cross from left was flicked goal bound by Saramago, only to see the goalkeeper get his hand to it and the Delco defense scramble away the rebound. Rodrigo D’Andrea was next with a well-struck shot from distance that was tipped over the cross bar. The Red Bulls earned three corners in injury time, but could not find the elusive third goal.

“We had a poor first half that left ourselves in a hole,” Man of the Match Sean Teixeira said. “But we came out in the second half much sharper and were able to create many scoring opportunities that lead to us leveling the game. It was encouraging for the team to be able to overcome a slow start and get the result.”

Next up for Red Bulls U-18 is a trip to Seacoast United on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m.

Man of the Match: Sean Teixeira 

Scoring Summary (Assists in parenthesis):

FC Delco 30’

FC Delco 36’

NY: Brian Saramago (PK) 75’

NY: Barry Sharifi (Brian Saramago) 85’

  • Matthew Rosenberg, Sean Teixeira, Mason Deeds (Matt Thorshiem, 72’), Cristian Martinez, Maxwell Aunger (Kevin O’Toole, 46’), Samad Bouthong, Jared Gilbey, Callum Johnson, Kyle Casey (Rodrigo D’Andrea, 46’) Brian Saramago, Barry Sharifi


Subs not used: Matt Goodman, Vince Borden


New York Red Bulls U-16 (2) vs. Continental FC Delco (0)

HANOVER, N.J. (May 8, 2016) – The Red Bulls U-16s defeated Continental FC Delco on a windy Sunday, 2-0. With the win, New York remains unbeaten since suffering their only loss of the season in early October.

After a back and forth scoreless first half, the Red Bulls would now have the strong wind at their backs for the second half. They wasted no time attacking the Delco defense with several shots early on. The breakthrough came in the 60th minute with Omir Fernandez scoring off a pass from Chris Bermudez. Minutes later, Nick Schimbeno scored on a laser from 30-yards out to make it 2-0. The Red Bulls continued the barrage of attacks but the Delco goalkeeper was up to the challenge.

With the win, the Red Bulls U-16s improved to 16-1-4 on the season. New York will travel to New Hampshire next weekend to take on Seacoast United.

New York Red Bulls U-14 (1) vs. Continental FC Delco (1)

HANOVER, N.J. (May 8, 2016) – The Red Bulls U-14s played to a draw against FC Delco, 1-1.

New York scored in the 23rd minute to take the lead. Forward Jordon May was played in behind the FC Delco backline and played a great ball across the goalmouth for Alex Quezada to finish.

FC Delco equalized two minutes later, but the Red Bulls almost took back the lead in the 73rd  minute when forward Scotty Taylor blasted a 25-yard shot off the crossbar.

The Red Bulls struggled to get a rhythm going in windy conditions and the game finished in a draw.

Lineup: Liam Bertrand, Samory Powder (Danny Ramm, 52’), Lucas Santos, Amadeo Chapru-tate 47’), Jonathan Ned (Sal Pliego, 72’), Jayden Reid, Conner Maurer, Peter Stroud, Danny Jara, (Sean Ryan, 72’), Jordon May (Scotty Taylor, 47’), Alex Quezada (Aziel Jackson 47’), Leo Hecht (Dylan Sullivan, 47’).

Man of the Match: Peter Stroud (7)

Scoring Summary (Assists in parenthesis):

NY: Alex Quezada 5 (Jordon May 1) 23’                     

FC Delco 25’                           

New York Red Bulls U-13 (5) vs. Continental FC Delco (0)

HANOVER, N.J. (May 7, 2016) – The Red Bulls U-13 hosted FC Delco on Saturday and won, 5-0.

The teams entered halftime scoreless as both sides struggled to initially find a rhythm. After refocusing during the break, the Red Bulls came out flying in the second half.

Kyle Linhares finished his first of four goals just one minute into the half, as he clinically slotted home a nicely weighted through ball from Andrew Maia that beat Delco's back line. 

Murat Calkap also finished off a nice individual effort inside the box as the game ended 5-0. Elliot Leinweber, Mike Malozemov and the back four combined to keep the shutout.

Lineup: Justin Weiss, Jayson Argueta, Kyle Linhares, Gabe Llanos, Aidan Borra, Matty Acosta, John Tolkin, Bryce Lebel, Hamza Shehata, Amir Daley, Elliot Leinweber

Subs used: Murat Calkap, Matt Agudelo, Andrew Maia, Dylan Estevez, Mike Malozemov, Ethan Layton, Anthony Bileddo

Scoring Summary (Assists in parenthesis):
NY: Kyle Linhares (Andrew Maia) 41’
NY: Kyle Linhares (Andrew Maia) 48’
NY: Kyle Linhares (PK) 60’
NY: Kyle Linhares (Matty Acosta) 61’
NY: Murat Calkap 71’

New York Red Bulls U-12 – Blue (4) vs. Seacoast United (3)

HANOVER, N.J. (May 7, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls U-12 Blue defeated Seacoast United at the Red Bulls Training Facility, 4-3.

The win marks the team’s third consecutive victory and propels the team to 12-1-4 on the season.

New York Red Bulls U-12 – White (8) vs. Seacoast United (4)

HANOVER, N.J. (May 7, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls U-12 White extended their winning streak to eight games on Saturday with a win against Seacoast United, 8-4.

The Red Bulls U-12 White are 12-3-1 on the season.

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