Academy Update: Red Bulls Go 3-0 Over the Weekend, Outscore Opponents 13-1
The New York Red Bulls Academy combined yet again for another victorious weekend of play after combining to outscore opponent 13-1 over three matches played.
In U-16 action, the Red Bulls defeated Seacoast United Sunday afternoon by the final of 4-0. Derrick Etienne dropped another goal for his team-leading 14th, and added an assist on the day as well. Alex Tejera picked up the brace, while Matthew Olosunde found the back of the net in his U-16 debut to round out the scoring. The clean-sheet victory improved the U-16s to 18-1-3 on the season.
The U-18s secured a convincing 7-1 victory over Seacoast United Sunday afternoon, inching them one step closer to clinching the Northeast Division Championship. After going down 1-0 early in the match, the Red Bulls bounced back in the second half to eventually score seven straight unanswered goals and close out the win. Kerlins Georges opened up the scoring for New York in the 45th minute off an assist from Erik Sa. Three minutes later it was Vinny Brunetti scoring his third of the season. The Georges-Brunetti goal exchange continued in the 57th minute when Georges rounded out the brace, only for Brunetti to come back one minute later with his second of the match. In the 60th minute, Georges secured his third for the hat trick, before Wesley Wade got his second of the year for the U-18s in the 63rd. The scoring was all about done until Georges tagged on his fourth of the match in the 80th minute. Alex Muyl had three assists on the day, while Georges justifiably took home the Man of the Match title.
The U-23 squad defeated the Rhode Island Reds 2-0 Sunday afternoon. Keith Francisco opened up the scoring thanks to a smooth assist from Scott Thomsen, and Sean Sheridan topped off the match with a PK conversion to close it out, 2-0.