Academy Update: Red Bulls Teams Enjoy 6-1 Weekend

27 March 11:03 am

Academy Update: Red Bulls Teams Enjoy 6-1 Weekend

By Chris Celletti

The New York Red Bulls Academy went a combined 6-1 this weekend, with each age group taking on NJSA of Jackson, NJ while the Under-16 and Under-18 sides also had games against Match Fit Chelsea.

The Under-18 team won both of its games this weekend, upending Match Fit on Saturday and NJSA on Sunday. Brandon Allen continued his excellent form over the weekend, scoring the only goal of the game on Saturday in the Red Bulls’ 1-0 victory over Match Fit. After a scoreless first half, Allen headed in a Danny Bedoya cross in the 66th minute. Goalkeepers Santiago Castano and Max Brown combined in goal for the shutout. On Sunday, Allen once again opened the scoring, this time in the 32nd minute. The Red Bulls got an insurance goal just seven minutes from full time on Mael Corboz’s first tally of the season.

In their two victories this weekend, the Under-16 Red Bulls combined for 10 goals. On Saturday against Match Fit, Joe Ohaus and Gianni Carillo combined for the shutout, as the Red Bulls rolled to a 5-0 victory. Adam Najem notched a goal and an assist, while Amando Moreno, Alex Muyl, Malcolm Dixon and Derrick Etienne each got their name on the scoresheet. The offense stayed potent on Sunday against NJSA in a 5-2 win. Moreno and Muyl both scored twice, while Vinny Brunetti scored his first of the season.

On Sunday, the Under-14 Red Bulls rushed past NJSA by a 5-0 score. Despite not being able to score in the first half, the Red Bulls’ offense exploded in the second half. Jerel Blades was the star of the day, scoring four of the team’s five goals.

The Under-13 Red Bulls Pre-Academy side cruised to an impressive road victory over NJSA on Saturday. It took just two minutes for Dantae Greer to open the scoring, his first of two goals on the afternoon. Markez Zalla notched a hat trick, while Mitko Bozinov and Hunter Pinho split the duties between the posts, earning the combined clean sheet.

The Under-15 Red Bulls surrendered one goal before halftime and two after, failing to crack the NJSA defense as they fell, 3-0 on Saturday.