Academy Sides Post Big Wins to Remain Perfect

15 October 11:08 am

Academy Sides Post Big Wins to Remain Perfect

By Frank Della Femina

It seems to be the same story every week - the only difference is the scoreline.

The New York Red Bulls Academy products pieced together another perfect weekend for the third week in a row as the U-13 team, all the way up to U-18s, posted impressive wins.

The U-13s kicked things off in the win column, as two shutout victories improved their overall record to 10-0-0.

Saturday marked the first of two wins for the squad, as the team shut out Seacoast United in an impressive 6-0 victory. Alex Clarke opened up the scoring when he found the back of the net for the first time this season and the club quickly added some insurance as Jake Silverstein, Bryan Sorto and Denzel Nash tallied one each. Brandon Haughton tickled the netting twice in the win.

On Sunday it was the same end result with only half the tallies, as the U-13s defeated PA Classics 3-0. Haughton registered his second brace in as many games and added an assist, while Anes Mrkluic added the third goal and one helper on the day.

The under-14 Academy team remains unbeaten on the season after posting an impressive shutout win over Seacoast United Saturday afternoon. Mason Toye and Rodrigo D’Andrea helped power the side to a 5-0 lead at halftime and cruised to victory in the final 45 minutes to improve their league record to 8-0 and overall record to 11-0. The U-14s travel to New England next weekend and will take on the Revolution’s Academy side Sunday morning.

Kyle Zajec starting off the scoring against Seacoast United Saturday morning before Jerel Blade, Malik Stewart and Orestis Sousonis padded the lead to give the U-15s a 4-0 win.

The U-16s improved to 5-0-0 on the season after they defeated Seacoast United 4-1. Despite falling into an early 1-0 hole, the Red Bulls responded quickly with four unanswered goals from Derrick Etienne, Dante Perez, Alex Tejera and Anthony Viteri to secure the win.

Seacoast United’s U-18 team also fell to the Red Bulls’ side 8-0 Sunday afternoon as three separate New York players tallied a brace. Amando Moreno opened up the scoring in the 43rd minute to give the Red Bulls a 1-0 lead; a lead that quickly escalated to 3-0 before the half as Matt Miazga and Izzy Tandir each scored in the 44th minute. Heading into the final 45, it was Moreno again in the 51st minute, followed by Alex Muyl, Tandir, Erik Sa and Muyl’s final tally for the side in the 87th minute that rounded out the scoring.