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In the club's ongoing effort to keep you, the supporters of the club, as up to date as possible with what is going on with the first team and beyond, below in a weekly update on how the Red Bull Academy products are fairing playing for their respective collegiate sides.  Academy products are translating the success they had in the Academy system to the collegiate level.  Below is the update though matches of Sunday, September 19.

There are 37 Academy products playing collegiate soccer, representing 18 Universities, incuding several in the national polls.

Issa Tall- Adelphi University- Adelphi University Men’s soccer had a fantastic week with two shut out wins against Iona and VMI. The Panthers will look to continue this winning streak as they travel to Princeton, New Jersey to compete in the Princeton Tournament. Their first match in the tournament comes against Penn on September 24. Tall tallied a goal in each of the Panther’s wins.

Sacir Hot- Boston College- #13 BC began the week with another double overtime draw against Fairfield and ended the week with a 4-0 blanking of rival Boston University. The Eagles continue conference play on September 24 against Duke in Durham, North Carolina. Hot started both matches this week, playing all 110 minutes in the match against Fairfield and 60 minutes against BU. 

David NajemColumbia – With two road losses this week, the Lions’ record rests at 1-4-1 before their first home match of the season against Seton Hall on Tuesday, September 21. Najem started both matches this week, registering one assist in the loss against Fordham. 

Brandon PaulUniversity of Delaware –Delaware’s record was extended to 1-2-1 this week after a 1-3 loss after a last game surge by Navy. Paul, a sophomore goal keeper, has yet to enter a game for the Blue Hens, but is expected to compete for the starting role throughout the season.

Michael O’KeefeFairfield – Fairfield continued its scoreless streak with a 0-0 draw against Boston College and an 0-1 loss against Northeastern this past week bringing their season record to 1-2-3. O’Keefe has started all six games this season and recorded five saves in the draw against BC.

Matt UyFairfield – Fairfield continued their scoreless streak with a 0-0 draw against Boston College and a 1-0 loss against Northeastern this past week bringing their season record to 1-2-3. Uy has played in all six games so far this season.

Jon GonzalezFDU- FDU came away with their second victory of the year with a 2-1 double overtime win over the Temple Owls. Gonzalez has become a dominant force for the Knights’ side. Gonzalez has started all five matches for the Knights and registered one shot against the Owls.

Jason WellsFDU- FDU came away with their second victory of the year with a 2-1 double overtime win over the Temple Owls. Wells has started each game for the Knights’ and remains a key part of the Knights’ defense. He recorded his first shot against Temple.

Steven Amaya Hartwick – The Hawks’ difficult season continued this week with two losses against Niagara and Albany this past week. This leaves them with a 0-5-1 record so far this season. Amaya scored his second goal on the season and the lone goal in the Hawks’ 2-1 loss to Niagara.

Sam Adjei Iona – Iona had a busy week beginning with a 2-0 loss to Adelphi on the road. The Gaels also traveled to Columbia, South Carolina for the adidas Gamecock Classic where they faced South Carolina and Kentucky. Iona left the tournament with a double overtime draw against South Carolina and a 2-1 win against Kentucky.  Adjei started the match against Kentucky.

Mario Rios Iona – Iona had a busy week beginning with a 2-0 loss to Adelphi on the road. The Gaels also traveled to Columbia, South Carolina for the Adidas Gamecock Classic where they faced South Carolina and Kentucky. Iona left the tournament with a double overtime draw against South Carolina and a 2-1 win against Kentucky.  Rios registered his third assist of the year against South Carolina and has started all six games thus far.

Matt Kassell Maryland – The Terps added two wins to their tally this week including a 3-0 blanking over Loyola (Md.) and a 3-1 win over North Carolina State. The two wins helped them to move up to #7 in the national polls. Kassell notched his third assist of the year in the win over NC State and started both games over the week.

Widner Saint Cyr Maryland – The Terps added two wins to their tally this week including a 3-0 blanking over Loyola (Md.) and a 3-1 win over North Carolina State. The two wins helped them to move up to #7 in the national polls. Saint Cyr did not see action for the Terps this week.

Kadeem Dacres Mercer – Mercer’s record fell to 2-2-0 this week with a road loss to Bryannt & Stratton. Their next match will come against Burlington on Thursday, September 23.

Sheldon Parkinson Mercer – Mercer’s record fell to 2-2-0 this week with a road loss to Bryannt & Stratton. Their next match will come against Burlington on Thursday, September 23.

Frank Tweneboa Mercer – Mercer’s record fell to 2-2-0 this week with a road loss to Bryannt & Stratton. Their next match will come against Burlington on Thursday, September 23..

Dylan Mencia Michigan – The Wolverines improved their record to 3-1-5 this week with a win over Oakland and two draws with Notre Dame and Marquette in the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge. Mencia saw action in Michigan’s double over time draw with Marquette. He recorded three shots after he came into the match. 

Cesar Blacido Monmouth – The Monmouth Hawks have remained undefeated with two decisive wins over Seton Hall and NJIT. The wins launched the Hawks to a #5 National ranking this past week. Blacido came into the match against NJIT and scored his first goal of the season in the shut out.

Anthony Vazquez Monmouth – The Monmouth Hawks have remained undefeated with two decisive wins over Seton Hall and NJIT. The wins launched the Hawks to a #5 National ranking this past week. Vazquez has seen the field in each of the six matches for the Hawks as a starter.

Nick Gendron Northwestern  – The Wildcats came away with a win and a loss this week against Gonzaga and Holy Cross respectively in the Lakeside Classic held in Evanston, Illinois. This makes Northwestern’s record 3-5-1 for the season. They begin conference play against Michigan State on September 26. Gendron saw action in both games during the Classic.

Rob McLarney Rutgers – Rutgers improved its record to 4-1-2 over the past week as they continued their five game home stand. The Rutgers shut out Long Island University by a score of 2-0 and defeated Hartford in a thrilling 2-1 double overtime match. McLarney started both games this week and recorded four shots in the win over LIU.

Christian Battistesa Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  Battistesa registered his fourth assist on the season in the match against Monmouth.

Kevin Bonder  Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  Bonder had four saves and two allowed goals in the loss against Monmouth.

Jack Freeman  Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  Freeman made his third start for the Pirates.

Adriano Gabrielle  Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2. Gabrielle did not see action this week for the Pirates.

Chris Garcia  Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  Garcia registered his first shot this match against Monmouth.

Kemal Gurel  Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  Gurel recorded six minutes of playing time in the Pirates’ loss to Monmouth.

Victor Manosalvas  Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  In his third start for the Pirates, Manosalvas scored his first goal on the season which was also the Pirates’ lone goal of their 1-2 loss to Monmouth.

Hayden Morris  Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  Defender Morris played all 90 minutes of the match for the Pirates.

Steven Rose Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  Rose played all 90 minutes of the match for the Pirates in his fourth start.

George Velasquez  Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  Velasquez did not see action this week for the Pirates.

Andrew Welker  Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  Welker played 77 minutes for the Pirates, registering his second shot in his fourth start for the season.

Walter Hines  St John’s – St. John’s added to wins to their tally for the season. Both were shutouts against Hartford and LIU. 

Conner Lade  St John’s – St. John’s added to wins to their tally for the season. Both were shutouts against Hartford and LIU. 

John Tardy  St John’s – St. John’s added to wins to their tally for the season. Both were shutouts against Hartford and LIU.  Tardy notched his first two goals of the season in St. John’s 5-0 win over Long Island State University.

Mark Brode  Syracuse – Syracuse is still looking for their second win of the season after a 1-2 loss to American University on September 18. Their record is now 1-4. Brode had two shots on goal in the match, his fifth start of the season.

Kevin Garcia – Villanova – Villanova secured two wins for the season this past week, recording 1-0 and 2-0 shutouts against Penn and Princeton respectively. They face St. Joseph’s on September 22. Garcia started both matches this week and scored his first goal on the season in his six starts in the win over Princeton.