Red Bulls Academy Sides Remain Perfect

08 October 11:00 am

Red Bulls Academy Sides Remain Perfect

By Frank Della Femina

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.’