Red Bulls Academy Update: May 16
U-18 Red Bulls blank Met Oval on road: On Sunday, The Red Bulls U-18s defeated Met Oval on the road 3-0 behind a brace from Brandon Allen. Allen reached the 20 goal plateau in the 15th minute when he collected a pass from Oscar Gonzalez and buried it into the back of the net for a 1-0 Red Bulls lead. The Red Bulls continued to dominate possession but could not add to their lead until the 40th minute. Midfielder Scotty Thomsen scored from a direct free kick to make the score 2-0 going into halftime.
In the second half, the Red Bulls made it 3-0 in the 85th minute when Allen scored his 21st goal of the season on a neat pass from Sean Davis.
“Our defense and midfield were outstanding today. Sean (Davis) has really stepped up his game and was excellent today. He seemed to be everywhere offensively and defensively,” stated U-18 goalkeeper Jake Wagmeister.
U-16s rout Met Oval, 9-0: The Red Bulls dominated play from the opening kickoff en route to a 9-0 win over Met Oval on Sunday. Eric Lagg led the way with three goals and an assist. Torben Halvorsen, Freddy Elliot, Amando Moreno, Ross Tetro, Anthony Cassagranda and Arun Basuljevic each added goals as well, showing the team’s depth. Max Brown and Luke Rossi split time in goal, teaming up for the shutout win.
U-15s sweep weekend games: The Red Bulls U-15s defeated local rival Cosmos on Saturday by a final of 2-0. Mike Kapitula got the Red Bulls off to a fast start when he opened the scoring in the first minute of the game, setting the tempo for the match. Junior Rosero volleyed home a goal in the second half to seal the win 2-0.
On Sunday, the Red Bulls defeated Met Oval 5-0. Kapitula and Rosero continued their scoring ways as they each scored twice. Vinnie Brunetti added the final tally as the Red Bulls closed out their impressive weekend with a 5-0 victory.
U-14 Red Bulls take two from local rivals: The Red Bull U-14s extended their lead in first place by beating the second place and local rival Cosmos for the second time in as many weeks on Saturday. The Red Bulls came out strong and created many early chances. They got on the scoreboard when Stephen Elias crossed to Malcolm Dixon, who finished a one-touch. Wes Wade and Chris Lema scored the next two goals to give the Red Bulls a 3-0 lead at the break. James Buonavita and Lema scored in the second half to give the Red Bulls a convincing 5-0 win.
On Sunday, the Red Bulls continued their victorious play against Met Oval. The squad got off to a fast start, getting a goal from Dixon and two from Dante Perez in the first half, as the Red Bulls took a 3-0 advantage into halftime. Evan Louro added the final tally in the second to give the Red Bulls the 4-0 victory, capping off a strong weekend.