The Red Bulls U-15, U-16, and U-18 Academy sides wrapped up their fall/winter season this past weekend with a collective 2-1 record in matches against Oakwood. The second half of the season resumes March 2013.
The Red Bulls’ U-15 squad suffered a tough 1-0 loss at the hands of Oakwood despite maintaining strong possession throughout. Scoring chances were limited in the first 40 as both sides entered the half locked in a scoreless tie. In the second half, Oakwood attacked with a higher sense of urgency and capitalized on an aggressive run from Israel Guerrero, who found the back of the net from eight yards out to award his side the ‘W.’
In an effort to seek vengeance for the U-15s, the Red Bulls’ U-16 side handed Oakwood a 1-0 loss in the final meeting of the fall/winter season. Brandon Tetro’s goal in the 34th minute held up for the win, despite the Red Bulls receiving a red card in the 50th minute. Gianni Carillo went the distance in goal for the shutout.
Kerlins Georges opened up the scoring in the third minute of the U-18’s match against Oakwood Saturday evening to help the Red Bulls to an early 1-0 lead. After Oakwood leveled the score in the 30th minute, New York’s Ethan Decker and Alex Muyl scored one each in the 47th and 73rd minute, respectively, to pump the Red Bulls’ lead to two. A late tally from Oakwood in the 76th minute threatened New York’s lead, before Decker scored his second of the match, and third of the season, in the 77th minute to lead the Red Bulls to a 4-2 victory.
As an added bonus, here's some video footage of Alex Muyl scoring two goals against the LA Galaxy two weeks ago during the showcase tournament in Florida:
The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team announced its training camp roster, scheduled for Nov. 17 - 24 from Carson, California. Among the 22 players selected for the camp, three hail from the Red Bulls Academy, making it the most selections from an MLS Academy for this upcoming camp.
Goalkeeper Santiago Castano, defender Matthew Miazga and forward Amando Moreno join the group for the upcoming camp, as the Red Bulls Academy sides continue to impress throughout league play. Just this past week, from U-13 all the way up to U-18, the sides combined for yet another undefeated outing.
The U-18 National Team will play two international friendly matches against Canada on Nov. 21 and 23 at The Home Depot Center in Carson.
It was another stellar week for the New York Red Bulls Academy teams, as they combined yet again for a perfect record.
Three-straight victories by the U-13 Academy kicked things off for New York, as the group posted a 2-0 win over the Cosmos, defeated Albertson 6-0 and closed the weekend out with a 3-0 victory over PDA.
The U-14 Red Bulls registered two strong wins this weekend with back-to-back victories of the Baltimore Bays and Seacoast United. Not only did the Red Bulls remain unbeaten, but they handed the Bays their first loss of the season with a 2-1 win. The U-14s cruised to a big victory over Seacoast United in the second meeting of the weekend after scoring five first-half goals and shutting out the opposition.
In U-15 action, the team rolled out two wins as they opened up a three-day tournament with a convincing 5-0 win over Potomac. Five different players cracked the score sheet in the win, but it was all Jerel Blades on the second day of the tourney, as his play helped power the Red Bulls past Seacoast 2-1 in the dying moments of the match.
Thanks to a 6-2 win over Albertson, the U-16 Red Bulls remain undefeated on the season. Matt McCarthy opened up the scoring on a nice feed from Derrick Etienne before Ettiene added two goals of his own to give the Red Bulls a 3-2 lead heading into the half. When the teams came back out onto the pitch, it was Harrison Steadman who helped pad the lead with two tallies, one off a free kick and the other courtesy of another solid pass from Etienne. Alex Tejera rounded out the scoring when he sent an Anthony Viteri pass into the netting.
The U-18 squad played in a bit of a nail biter against Albertson but managed to walk away with a 1-0 win thanks to a 48th-minute goal from Izzy Tandir, his third of the year. Albertson organized a formidable attack throughout the game, but the Red Bulls’ defense and solid goalkeeping from Santiago Castano helped New York exit the pitch with the ‘W.’
A 4-0 finish Saturday, matched with a 2-1 win Sunday, helped the Red Bulls’ U-13 squad improve on their already impressive start to the season.
Saturday’s shut-out win came against a strong FC Delco side, but the Red Bulls wasted no time establishing a lead early on. Tyrell Moore opened the Red Bulls’ account thanks to a great cross into the box from Zach Ryan. Defender Carlos Alvarado got into the mix as well, picking up his first of the season off a beautifully placed free kick to put New York up 2-0.
A few minutes later it was Kian Alberto hitting pay dirt, as he split two defenders after receiving a perfect pass from Zach Ryan to tuck it in past the Delco ‘keeper. And finally, the last goal of the match came courtesy of a penalty kick, as Anes Mrkulic guessed correctly and placed the ball into the netting.
Sunday’s 2-1 win over Albertson required some comeback heroics, as the squad found themselves down early in a 1-0 deficit. The team trailed for most of the game until the 65th minute when Zach Ryan placed a penalty kick into the net to level the score. All tied up with minutes ticking down, it took only five minutes from the time of the game-tying goal for the Red Bulls to claim the game-winner, when Brandon Haughton found Ryan, who calmly placed it into the goal.
The Red Bulls’ U-14 squad defeated Albertson this past Sunday to remain perfect on the season. The squad took an early lead when forward Kyle Casey registered a hat trick within the first 25 minutes of play. Donte Greer also scored two, while also adding an assist on the day.
Izzy Tandir’s one goal and two assists helped power the U-18 team to a big 4-1 win over the Montreal Impact. Tandir opened up the scoring in the 32nd minute after receiving a pass from Arun Basuljevic. Not even a minute later, it was Kyle Goodwin finding the back of the net, courtesy of a Tandir set up. Before the half, Alex Muyl buried a penalty kick for his first of the season, as Erik Sa rounded out the scoring in the 60th minute.
It’s been an incredible rise for Red Bulls rookie Connor Lade this season. The New Jersey native joined the team in the offseason after coming through the Red Bulls Academy and playing collegiately at St. John’s, but coming to an MLS team rich with talent and where playing time was at a premium was a different animal. Yet in a short time Lade has done more than just show that he belongs on an MLS roster, he’s proved to be an impact player and one of the league’s bright young stars.
MLSsoccer.com is in the midst of its annual “24 Under 24”, a series that ranks the league’s top 24 players under the age of 24. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Lade came in at No. 17 on the list, which is determined by both fan voting and an expert panel of national soccer media members. The full post on Lade's selection can be found here: http://www.mlssoccer.com/24under24/news/article/2012/09/11/17-connor-lad...
Lade has become a near-automatic selection for the starting 11 by head coach Hans Backe after making his professional debut on April 14 against San Jose. Lade’s work ethic and versatility has made it almost impossible for Backe to not choose him; the 22-year-old has featured at both defense and in the midfield this year and has picked up three assists in 20 total games.
One of the top highlights of Lade’s rookie season came against the rival Philadelphia Union on July 21, when Lade assisted on both of Kenny Cooper’s goals in a 2-0 Red Bulls win. It was performances like the one vs. Philly that caught the attention of the league; recently, teammate and Red Bulls captain Thierry Henry referred to Lade as the team’s “player of the season”.
In just his first season as a Red Bull, Lade has become one of the fan favorites at Red Bull Arena. If he’s already one of the club’s top players in a so-far successful season, who knows what lies ahead for him.
To view the full list so far and to follow along as the rest of the list is unveiled, visit http://www.mlssoccer.com/24under24/2012/complete-ranking.
While the Red Bulls are in the midst of a playoff push, the onset of fall signals the beginning of the season for the Red Bulls Academy. This weekend the Under-13 and Under-14 teams both got their seasons off on the right foot.
A week after going 3-0 in an MLS Academy preseason tournament, the Red Bulls’ Under-13 squad began their campaign with a rousing 7-0 victory over Oakwood SC. The Red Bulls were dominant from the get-go, scoring three times in the opening frame, highlighted by a brace from Kevin Doorley after Tyrrell Moore tallied the opener. The stars of the second half were Brandon Haughton and Zach Ryan, with Ryan notching three goals after the break. Haughton added a goal to go along with an earlier assist. The U-13s will hope to keep their excellent form going next weekend when they travel to Somerset, NJ for a match with PDA.
The Under-14 Red Bulls, who were also perfect in three preseason battles with fellow MLS sides last weekend, also faced off against Oakwood on Sunday. It was a tough back-and-forth contest, but the Red Bulls’ defense held firm. In the second half Markez Zella found the back of the net for the game’s only goal. The U-14s will get back at it this weekend when they visit McLean Soccer Academy in Fairfax, VA.
SoccerAmerica.com's College Soccer Reporter gave Red Bulls Academy product Brandon Allen Player of the Week honors after he buried three game-winning goals over the last three matches.
Allen, a Freshman at Georgetown, helped lead the Hoyas to 1-0 wins over Florida Gulf Coast and Cal State Northridge, along with a 2-1 win over Penn State.
In addition to SoccerAmerica.com honors, Allen was also named the BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Week.
Three New York Red Bulls products were selected to the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Residency Program in Bradenton, FL.
Thirty-one players were selected throughout the nation to train full-time under the guidance of head coach Richie Williams. The team's training sessions will prepare them for the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, scheduled for April 6-19 in Panama.
The following Red Bulls products will be in attendance at camp:
Evan Louro (South River)
Christopher Lema (Ridgefield)
Wesley Wade (South Orange)
Four Red Bulls Academy products are currently training with the U.S. Under-14 National Team at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.
U.S. U-14 head coach Huge Perez selected his 50-player roster for the team's camp, which began Aug. 5 and runs through to Aug. 12.
The following players are representing the Red Bulls in the national team's camp:
Xavier Kennedy (Montclair, NJ)
Ethan Koehler (Maplewood, NJ)
Tyler Adams (Wappingers Falls, NY)
Kyle Gruno (Saddle River, NJ)
The U14 Red Bulls began the group stage of the U-14 National Championship with a 9-2 victory over the Chicago Fire Jrs. in Chicago, IL. New York opened up play with a flurry of goals, scoring four times in the first 15 minutes against Chicago. The Fire, a club from Mississippi that won the Southern region, quickly responded with two goals of their own, bringing the score to 4-2.
The Red Bulls would respond, however, striking twice more before the end of the first half to give the New York squad a 6-2 lead heading into halftime.
Following the break it was all New York yet again, scoring three more times in the second half while shutting out the Fire to secure the 9-2 result.
The Red Bulls were led by Ethan Lochner, who scored twice and assisted on two goals. Rafeal Terci provided a spark off the bench for New York, collecting the hat trick.
The U-14 Red Bulls will return to the pitch Saturday, as they square off against Eastside Union FC before completing group play on Sunday against the Chicago Sockers.