Red Bulls Academy Update: July 19

The U23 Red Bulls' season ended just short of the NPSL Finals

A LOOK BACK:
U23s:
The Red Bull U23s dropped a 3-2 decision to FC Sonic Saturday, July 17 in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Regional Playoff. FC Sonic got on the board first after a scramble in the box from a free-kick.  However the U23s responded well as Matt Bouraee (Manasquan, NJ/Cornell University) hammered home a Kevin Garcia (Flushing, NY/Villanova University) cross to level the game in the first half.

FC Sonic again scored off a scramble in the box after a corner kick to regain the lead. In the second half the Red Bulls started to take control of the game and passed the ball very well and generated several good scoring chances. Rob McLarney (Londonderry, NH/Rutgers University) blasted a shot from 35 yards out to level the score.

FC Sonic scored with five minutes left off one of their few chances in the second half to send them to the NPSL finals. The U23s end their inaugural season in the NPSL with a 10-2-1 record after capturing the Atlantic Division crown.

U18s:  The Red Bulls U18s did not play last week.

U16s:  The Red Bulls U16s did not play last week.

U14 Pre-Academy:  The U14 Pre-Academy Red Bulls did not play last week.

U14 1996:  The U14 1996 Red Bulls did not play last week.

A LOOK AHEAD:
Friday July 23

U17 Red Bulls vs. U17 Real Salt Lake, 8:00 pm, Houston, TX (U17 MLS Academy Cup)

Saturday, July 24
U17 Red Bulls vs. U17 Kansas City Wizards, 8:00 pm, Houston, TX (U17 MLS Academy Cup)

Monday, July 26
U17 Red Bulls vs. U17 Los Angeles Galaxy, 8:00 pm, Houston, TX (U17 MLS Academy Cup)

Friday, July 30-Thursday, August 3
U14 Red Bulls @ US Club Soccer National Finals, Virginia Beach, VA