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Academy Update: Red Bulls Academy Forges Ahead

Red Bulls U-16s

HARRISON, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls Academy has continued to push forward successfully through the season, as the U-12, U-13, U-14, and U-18 teams all emerged victorious this past weekend. These teams, including U-16 but excluding both U-12s, travelled to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania to play Continental FC Delco. The U-12s stayed home to take on BW Gottschee Academy. All Red Bulls Academy teams are now a remarkable combined 36-4-2 on the season.

New York Red Bulls U-18 (2) vs. Continental FC Delco (1)

Red Bulls U-18 stayed unbeaten after defeating Continental FC Delco in weekend action in come-from-behind fashion for the first time all season to pull out the win. The game was played in a steady 20-25 mph gusty wind which made it difficult for both teams to play. The Red Bulls came out strong and created the early chances, but were unable to convert.

It would be CFCD that would get on the board first against the run of play off a cross that was headed home in the 25th minute. The Red Bulls would respond right away with two goals, first from the penalty spot by JP Marin and second by Omir Fernandez who scored his team-leading ninth goal.

The Red Bulls took the 2-1 lead into the second half and had the wind to their backs. The defense held CFCD to one shot in the second half and the Red Bulls came away with the 2-1 win.

The Red Bulls U-18s moved to 8-0-0 and will host Bethesda SC on Saturday, October 29 at the Red Bulls Training Facility at 1:30 p.m.

Scoring Summary:

CFCD Goal 25’

NY: JP Marin 41’

NY: Omir Fernandez 45’

Lineup: Sam Ilin, Ben Bograd, Deandre Golden (Anthony Herbert, 35), Evan Peters, Max Aunger, Kazu Shinegobu, Vince Borden, JP Marin, Zach Ryan (Mohammed Fofanna, 68’), Omir Fernandez, Bratislav Petkovik

Subs not used: Carlos Alvarado, Fernando Docters, Juan Carlos Merino, Austin Tucker, Matt Frank

New York Red Bulls U-16 (2) vs. Continental FC Delco (3)

The Red Bulls U-16’s dropped their first game of the season in a game played in windy conditions at FC Delco. The Red Bulls fell behind in the 23rd minute when a Delco midfielder beat three players and then blasted in a shot from 25 yards into the lower left hand corner of the goal. The U-16’s leveled the score in the 40th minute when Scotty Taylor converted a penalty kick. Delco took the lead again in the 54th minute after a questionable penalty kick was awarded and then converted.

Substitutes Julian Kraidelman and Amadeo Chapru-tate provided some immediate spark to the team after they entered the game in the 57th minute as the U-16’s pushed forward for the equalizer. The Red Bulls created some good chances as they threatened the Delco goal on several occasions.

In the 62nd minute, Aziel Jackson scored from 20-yards out after receiving a pass from the left wing from defender Jared Juleau.  However, the U-16’s could not keep the lead for long as a Delco shot from the left flank took a wicked deflection that looped over Red Bulls goalkeeper Matt Goodman’s head in the 65th minute.

“We were disappointed with the goals that we gave up today. It was difficult to play today but as a team we need to do better collectively in defending and not allowing our opponents those opportunities to get chances on goal,” Man of the Match Dylan Sullivan said.

The Red Bulls U16s are now 6-1-1 on the season. They host Bethesda SC this Saturday, October 29, at 4:00 p.m., at the Red Bulls Training Facility.

Scoring Summary:

CFCD Goal 23’

NY: Scotty Taylor PK 40‘

CFCD Goal 54’

NY: Aziel Jackson 62’ (Jared Juleau)

CFCD Goal 65’

Lineup: Matt Goodman, Dylan Sullivan, Connor Maurer, Jordan Bailon, Jared Juleau (Sean Ryan 70’), Anthony Rovito (Amadeo Chapru-tate 57’), Skylar Conway, Danny Jara (Kevin Alvarado 50’), Aziel Jackson, Scotty Taylor, Jack Valderrabano (Julian Kraidelman 57’)

Subs not used: Matt Frank, Jayden Reid, Evan Chacon. 

Man of the Match:  Dylan Sullivan

New York Red Bulls U-14s (6) vs Continental FC Delco (0)

The Red Bulls U-14s traveled to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania to take on Continental FC Delco on October 23. Esteban Molina scored twice while Danny Ramm, Justin Weiss, Jake Novoshelski and Kyle Linhares each added a tally.

The Red Bulls U-14s are 6-0-0 on the season. They play three games this weekend in Advance, North Carolina, as part of the USSDA U-13/U-14 Eastern Regional.

Scoring Summary:

NY: Esteban Molina 23’

NY: Danny Ramm 27’

NY: Esteban Molina 39’

NY: Justin Weiss 61’

NY: Jake Novoshelski 67’

NY: Kyle Linhares 77’

Lineup: Matthew Acosta (Aidan Borra 53’), Amir Daley, Alexander Dos Santos (Kyle Linhares 48’), Bryce Lebel, Andrew Maia (Jake Novoshelski 48’), Esteban Molina (Justin Weiss 48’), Danny Ramm, Hamza Shehata, Peter Stroud, John Michael Tolkin, Alex Bobocea (David Ossipov-Grodsky 41’)

New York Red Bulls U-13 (4) vs Continental FC Delco (0)

New York Red Bulls opened the scoring after just 75 seconds when Dion Ahmetaj intercepted the ball in the midfield, dribbled and then shot from 25 yards to beat the goalkeeper. Adam Havens would then extend the lead to two in the 23rd minute with an excellent turn and shot from the edge of the area. Havens left foot strike was his fifth goal of the season.

The second half would see two more goals. The first after 51 minutes, from Omre’ Etienne scoring after a powerful run and cross from Joey Zalinsky. Etienne then saved the best for last when he added a second in the 55th minute. Max Kastl won a header in midfield, the ball dropped to Etienne who beat the defender and then curled the ball into the top corner with a superbly angled strike. The Red Bulls backline looked in control throughout the match and closed out the game to record the team’s fourth clean sheet of the season.

The Red Bulls U-13s improved to 6-0-0 on the season with the shutout victory. The Red Bulls U-13s next travel to Advance, North Carolina to compete in three games as part of the USSDA U-13/U-14 Eastern Regional.

Scoring Summary:

NY: Dion Ahmetaj 2’

NY: Adam Havens (Leo Guarino) 23’

NY: Omre’ Etienne (Joey Zalinsky) 51’

NY: Omre’ Etienne (Max Kastl) 55’

Lineup: Derek Polanco, Zach Wheeler (Holden Tabije 51’), Ethen Horrobin, Gavin Tabije, Jakob Friedman (Christien Merritt 40’), Carmelo Carbone, Derek Rivera (Max Kastl 40’), JJ Zaun (Joey Zalinsky 40’), Dion Ahmetaj (Curt Calov 45’), Leo Guarino, Adam Havens (Omre’ Etienne 40’).

Sub not used: Aldo Munoz

New York Red Bulls U-12 Blue (3) vs BW Gottschee Academy Blue (2)

The New York Red Bulls U-12 Blue repeated their result of the teams’ last meeting with BW Gottschee, securing a 3-2 win at home on Saturday. The Red Bulls led throughout the entire match creating many opportunities to add to their tally of three goals. This allowed BW Gottschee to put pressure on the Red Bulls late in the match with two unanswered goals against the run of play. 

The Red Bulls U-12s improved to 10-3-1 on the season with the victory. The Red Bulls U-12s continue their four-week home stand by taking on World Class FC Saturday, October 29 at 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Scoring Summary:

NY: Jacob Lee 11’

NY: Liam Sagey 23’

NY: Jack Krongold (Jacob Lee) 58’



New York Red Bulls U-12 White (6) vs BW Gottschee Academy White (0)

The New York Red Bulls U-12 White ended their two-game slump with a convincing 6-0 victory over BW Gottschee at the Red Bulls Training Facility in Whippany on Saturday. The Red Bulls applied early pressure making it difficult for Gottschee to find their rhythm and managed to create several chances which they put away from good counter attacks and turnovers.   

The Red Bulls U-12s improved to 10-3-1 on the season with the victory. The Red Bulls U-12s continue their four-week home stand by taking on World Class FC Saturday, October 29 at 10 and 11:30 am.

Scoring Summary:

NY: Nicholas Sanchez 13’

NY: Andrew Armstrong (Luciano Sanchez) 16’

NY: Gianfranco Vitella 32’

NY: Sam Williams (Aaron Kurzer) 40’

NY: Luciano Sanchez 53’

NY: Joshua Virgil (Gianfranco Vitella) 55’

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