Academy Update: A Solid Outing for Red Bulls Sides

22 October 12:37 pm

Academy Update: A Solid Outing for Red Bulls Sides

By Frank Della Femina

The U-14s lost their first game of the season Sunday in a 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution. New York dominated play in the first 45 and took a 1-0 lead into the half, but missed chances, combined with New England’s counter-attack, led to a 2-1 defeat on the pitch in Boston.

Kyle Zajec gave the U-15s an early 1-0 lead against Oakwood Sunday afternoon after he converted a penalty kick in the 15th minute of the match. The Red Bulls would maintain that lead heading into the half, but pressed the accelerator in the second half as Rafael Terci, Kobie Fraser and Malik Stewart found the back of the net to draw the final 4-0, shut-out win.

Despite creating a number of great chances to crack a scoreless tie, the U-16s were forced to settle for a draw against the Revolution. New York’s Gianni Carillo and Evan Louro split time in goal to combine for the clean sheet, while defenders Billy Stevens and Kevin Politz played a pivotal role on the Red Bulls’ back line.

Izzy Tandir and Alex Muyl helped lead the way for the U-18s this weekend, as the side went on to defeat New England 5-2. The Red Bulls wasted no time getting on the board when Muyl found the back of the net on a left-footed shot in the 5th minute. New York doubled up in the 29th minute when Erik Sa fired home a feed from Kyle Goodwin into the upper right corner. New England pulled within one in the 31st minute, but the Red Bulls responded quickly in the 42nd minute when Muyl chipped one in for his second of the match and fifth of the season.

New England struck first in the second half to cut New York’s lead to 3-2, before strong Red Bulls defending allowed for Tandir to counter and tally two goals in the final two minutes of the game, allowing New York to seal the victory.