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ACADEMY UPDATE: Strong performances all around results in 4-2-0 weekend

Red Bulls U-13

The New York Red Bulls academy competed at all levels on Saturday, May 21, going 4-2-0.

The Red Bulls U-18s, U-16s, U-14s and U-13s all faced MLS Academy rival Philadelphia Union, while the U-12s took on Albertson.

New York Red Bulls U-18 (1) vs. Philadelphia Union U-18 (2)

CHESTER, PA (May 21, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls U-18s fell 2-1 in a top of the table clash with the Philadelphia Union U-18s.

The Union scored a goal first in each half to give themselves a two-goal cushion. The Red Bulls responded well after the second goal to create their two best chances of the game through Samad Bouthong and then Brian Saramago.

The Red Bulls continued to push and would get on the score sheet in the 87th minute when Saramago was fouled on the halfway line. Saramago was quick to play the free kick and played a ball behind the Philadelphia defense for Barry Sharifi. Sharifi still had a lot to do and scored to give the Red Bulls a chance in the closing stages of the game.

The goal however came too late as the Philadelphia defensive held firm to give them the win.

“I thought the team played very well,” Man of the Match Mason Deeds said. “We played and fought for each other to end, which eventually we were, rewarded a goal late in the game.  The team never gave up. Everyone was tuned in and working for an equalizer right up until the final whistle.”

Next up for the Red Bulls U-18s is PA Classics on Saturday, May 21, in Manheim, PA.

Man of the Match: Mason Deeds

Scoring Summary (Assists in parenthesis):

  • Philadelphia Union: 18’
  • Philadelphia Union: 59’
  • NY: Barry Sharifi (Brian Saramago) 87’

Lineup: Wojciech Gajda, Sean Teixeria, Cristian Martinez (Kyle Perno 46’), Mason Deeds, Kevin O’Toole, Callum Johnson, Jared Gilbey, Barry Sahrifi, Kyle Casey (Samad Bouthong 46’), Brian Saramago, Rodrigo D’Andrea (Anthony Herbert 81’)

Subs not used: Matthew Rosenberg, Maxwell Aunger

New York Red Bulls U-16 (4) vs. Philadelphia Union U-16 (2)

CHESTER, PA (May 21, 2016) - The Red Bulls U-16 travelled to Philadelphia on Saturday to take on MLS rival Philadelphia Union.

The game was a meeting of the top two teams in the USSDA east division with the Red Bulls sitting in first place with only one loss on the season.

The Red Bulls came out strong creating many chances early on, only to be thwarted by some good goalkeeping. The Union got on the scoreboard first against the run of play converting on a rebound from close range.

The Red Bulls would answer before halftime to tie the game at 1-1 when Giuseppe Margiottiello blasted home a free kick from 25-yards out.

The Red Bulls would come out and dominate the second half scoring three goals from Ben Mines, Omir Fernandez and Chris Bermudez. The Red Bulls would continue to have many second half chances but the Union would score late to make the final score 4-2.

The Red Bulls have three league games remaining before heading to Dallas for the playoffs.

Scoring Summary:

  • Philadelphia Union 19’
  • NY: Giuseppe Margiottiello 29’
  • NY: Omir Fernandez 52’
  • NY: Ben Mines 60’
  • NY: Giuseppe Margiottiello 61’
  • Philadelphia Union 70’

New York Red Bulls Academy U-14 (0) vs. Philadelphia Union U-14 (1)

HANOVER, N.J. (May 21, 2016) - The New York Red Bulls U-14 matched up against MLS rivals Philadelphia Union at home Saturday at the Red Bulls Training Facility. 

The Red Bulls started off the first half creating some good chances to score while limiting the Union to only one real opportunity that bounced off the post. The half would end 0-0. 

In the second stanza, Philadelphia came out strong and the Red Bulls found it difficult to create the same rhythm and success they had in the first half. Although New York managed to have some good stints in possession, the Union scored the game-winning goal from a cross that floated over the Red Bulls keeper to find the back of the net. 

Scoring Summary:

  • Philadelphia Union 53’

New York Red Bulls Academy U-13 (3) vs. Philadelphia Union U-13 (1)

WAYNE, PA (May 21, 2016) - On Saturday, the Red Bulls U-13s travelled to Wayne to face the Philadelphia Union. 

The Red Bulls were more than up for the challenge as they controlled the opening 20 minutes with clinical possession and defensive pressure. The U-13s created three or four good chances, but were unable to find the back of the net.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 28th minute when Justin Weiss poked home a near post effort from six-yards out, after a ball across from the end line by Esteban Molina. The teams entered halftime 1-0.

Red Bulls goalkeeper Elliot Leinweber had to exit the game, midway through the second half, chipping a tooth after making a save. Philadelphia found a way back into the game after capitalizing off a long ball over the top, slipping the ball underneath the keeper who was rushing outside the box, to tie the game 1-1.

The U-13s stayed composed and continued their quick ball movement and relentless pressure to find a winner in the 72nd minute. Kyle Linhares cut a ball back to the top of the 18-yard box on the left side to Jayson Argueta, who curled the ball into the far side panel over the outstretched Philly keeper to go ahead, 2-1.

The Red Bulls were not finished as they continued to attack and were rewarded with a third goal to seal the game. Justin Weiss was taken down from behind 20-yards out, which resulted in a direct free kick from just outside the box. Murat Calkap's ensuing free kick rang the crossbar and fortunately Justin Weiss was the quickest to react as he blasted it first time into the lower left corner from 12-yards out to seal the victory.

Scoring Summary (Assists in parenthesis):

  • NY: Justin Weiss (Esteban Molina) 28’
  • Philadelphia Union
  • NY: Jayson Argueta (Kyle Kinhares) 72’
  • NY: Justin Weiss 78’

Lineup: Elliot Leinweber, Amir Daley, Hamza Shehata, Bryce Lebel, John Tolkin, Jayson Argueta, Aidan Borra, Murat Calkap, Justin Weiss, Esteban Molina, Kyle Linhares

Subs Used: Matty Acosta, Ethan Layton, Jason Pereira, Zane Brown, Andrew Maia, Dylan Estevez, Mike Malozemov

New York Red Bulls U-12 - Blue (5) vs. Albertson - Blue (1)

HANOVER, N.J. (May 21, 2016) - The New York Red Bulls U-12 - Blue played Albertson academy on Saturday at the Red Bulls Training Facility. 

The Red Bulls had the majority of the possession and created many chances in the first half, scoring four goals from build up and combination play. 

In the second half, Albertson managed to pull a goal back, but could not prevent the Red Bulls from adding another to the score sheet, ending the game with a 5-1 victory for the Red Bulls.

Red Bulls Scoring Summary:

  • Goals: Leo Guarino (2), Omre Etienne (2), Curt Calov (1)
  • Assists: Gavin Tabije (1), Omre Etienne (1), Leo Guarino (1)

Albertson Scoring Summary:

  • Goals: Albertson (1)

New York Red Bulls U-12 - Blue (5) vs. Albertson - White(1)

HANOVER, N.J. (May 21, 2016) - After conceding an early goal, the New York Red Bulls U-12 - White rallied their way to victory, 5-1, over Albertson white academy. 

The Red Bulls finished the first half with a late goal to tie the game before scoring four unanswered goals in the second half to win the match.

Red Bulls Scoring Summary:

  • Goals: Luciano Sanchez (3), Adam Havens (1), Dion Ahmetaj (1)
  • Assists: Max Kastl (1), John Carlos Cortez (1)

Albertson Scoring Summary:

  • Goals: Albertson (1)
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