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Red Bulls Academy on Campus

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 26.

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 completed the week with a win against Penn (1-0) and a loss against Princeton (0-3) in the Princeton tournament. The win and loss this week bring their record to 5-3-0 so far this season. Their next match comes against Georgetown on September 29. Tall started both matches this week, continuing to be an offensive threat for Adelphi as he recorded 10 shots against Penn and Princeton.

Sacir Hot- Boston College- The Eagles began the week ranked #10 in the nation facing two tough opponents. BC saw two shutouts on the week, winning a 2-0 match against Rhode Island and falling in a 1-0 loss to conference rival Duke. Their loss to the Blue Devils saw a three game opponent shutout streak come to an end and was their first defeat of the season. Hot played 86 minutes in his start against Duke and did not see action against Rhode Island.

David NajemColumbia – The Lions improved their record to 3-4-1 this week with two wins over Seton Hall and Long Island. Columbia faces Delaware on Tuesday, September 28 for their next match.  Najem scored his first goal of the season against Seton Hall tying the game at 2-1 before the Lions went on to win. David also registered an assist starting in both games this week. Najem was named the Ivy League Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week.

Brandon PaulDelaware – The Blue Hens faced Saint Peter’s and Georgia State this week and came away with two loses bringing their season record to 1-4-1. Paul saw his first action of the season this week starting both games. Paul played all 107 minutes in the Hens’ loss to St. Peter’s and played through the 64th minute against Georgia State. He registered nine saves on the week.

Michael O’KeefeFairfield – Fairfield played one match this week and came to a 1-1 draw with St. Francis after the game was stopped at 70:08 due to lightening and rain. Fairfield’s next match comes against New Hampshire on September 28. O’Keefe started the game against UNH and made six saves in the 71 minute match.

Matt UyFairfield – Fairfield played one match this week and came to a 1-1 draw with St. Francis after the game was stopped at 70:08 due to lightening and rain. Fairfield’s next match comes against New Hampshire on September 28. Uy did not see action this week for Fairfield.

Jon GonzalezFDU- The Knights came away with two victories this week against Yale and UMBC. These wins set up FDU with a record of 4-3-0 at almost the halfway point in the season.  Gonzalez saw two starts this week, registering a shot against UMBC. FDU stays at home next week against conference rival St. Francis.

Jason WellsFDU- The Knights came away with two victories this week against Yale and UMBC. These wins set up FDU with a record of 4-3-0 at almost the halfway point in the season. Wells came into the game for the Knights against UMBC. FDU stays at home next week against conference rival St. Francis.

Steven Amaya Hartwick – Hartwick finally got their first win this week in a 1-0 defeat of Hartford on September 25. Earlier in the week, Hartwick suffered their sixth defeat of the season coming at the hands of Marist in a 2-3 loss. In his seventh and eighth starts this season, Amaya scored a goal in each game. He also registered an assist in the loss to Marist.

Sam Adjei Iona – The Gaels faced Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s this week coming away with a 1-2 and a 0-1 loss respectively. This brings Iona’s record to 3-4-2 on the season as they look to take on Stony Brook on Wednesday, September 29. Adjei started both games this week for the Gaels.

Mario Rios Iona – The Gaels faced Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s this week coming away with a 1-2 and a 0-1 loss respectively. This brings Iona’s record to 3-4-2 on the season as they look to take on Stony Brook on Wednesday, September 29. Rios started both games this week for the Gaels.

Matt Kassell Maryland – Starting the week at #5 nationally, the Terps suffered only their second loss of the season at the hands of the #3 North Carolina Tar Heels. The 1-2 loss brings Maryland’s record to 4-2-1 on the season. Kassell scored the lone goal for the Terps. It was his third on the season.

Widner Saint Cyr Maryland – Starting the week at #5 nationally, the Terps suffered only their second loss of the season at the hands of the #3 North Carolina Tar Heels. The 1-2 loss brings Maryland’s record to 4-2-1 on the season.

Kadeem Dacres Mercer – Mercer had three matches this week going 2-1 in those matches making their overall record 4-3 on the season. Their next match will come against Montgomery, MD on Thursday, September 30.

Sheldon Parkinson Mercer – Mercer had three matches this week going 2-1 in those matches making their overall record 4-3 on the season. Their next match will come against Montgomery, MD on Thursday, September 30.

Frank Tweneboa Mercer – Mercer had three matches this week going 2-1 in those matches making their overall record 4-3 on the season. Their next match will come against Montgomery, MD on Thursday, September 30.

Dylan Mencia Michigan – The Wolverines record came to 4-3-4 this week with an overtime win over Kentucky and a loss coming against #23 Ohio State. Mencia came in as a substitute in the game against Kentucky and also saw action against arch rival Ohio State.

Cesar Blacido Monmouth – The #4 Monmouth Hawks suffered their first loss on the season coming against Loyola (MD). The Hawks look to overcome their 0-2 defeat against conference rival Quinnipiac on Friday, October 1. Blacido started the game for the Hawks.

Anthony Vazquez Monmouth - The #4 Monmouth Hawks suffered their first loss on the season coming against Loyola (MD). The Hawks look to overcome their 0-2 defeat against conference rival Quinnipiac on Friday, October 1. Vazquez started the game for the Hawks, registering two shots.

Nick Gendron Northwestern  – The Wildcats dropped two matches this week, both shutouts, against Holy Cross and conference member, #15 Michigan State. Northwestern looks to bounce back in an exciting match against Notre Dame on September 29. The match will be held in Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, home of the Chicago Fire. Gendron came in as a substitute in both games for the Wildcats.

Rob McLarney Rutgers – Rutgers lost the Big East match-up against Marquette University by a score of 0-1 on September 24. McLarney started his sixth game for Rutgers against Marquette. McLarney and the rest of Rutgers Mens’ Soccer take on Temple in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, September 29.  

Christian Battistesa Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh on October 2.

Kevin Bonder  Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh on October 2.

Jack Freeman  Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh on October 2.

Adriano Gabrielle  Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh on October 2. Gabrielle registered his first assist on the year against Columbia this week.

Chris Garcia  Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh on October 2.

Kemal Gurel  Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh on October 2.

Victor Manosalvas  Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh on October 2.

Hayden Morris  Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh on October 2.

Steven Rose Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh on October 2. Rose scored his fourth goal on the season in the Pirates’ loss to Columbia.

George Velasquez  Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh on October 2.

Andrew Welker  Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh on October 2. Welker scored his first goal of the season in the 2-3 loss to Columbia.

Walter Hines  St John’s – After a four game winning streak, St John’s fell to Notre Dame, 0-1, on the road September 25. They look to get back to their winning ways against Yale as they continue their four game road trip. Hines saw action, coming into the game against Notre Dame as a sub.

Conner Lade  St John’s – After a four game winning streak, St John’s fell to Notre Dame, 0-1, on the road September 25. They look to get back to their winning ways against Yale as they continue their four game road trip. Lade started the game for St John’s.

John Tardy  St John’s – After a four game winning streak, St John’s fell to Notre Dame, 0-1, on the road September 25. They look to get back to their winning ways against Yale as they continue their four game road trip. Trady saw action, coming into the game against Notre Dame.

Mark Brode  Syracuse – The Orange are still looking for that elusive second win this season after two double overtime draws with Cornell and Pittsburgh this past week. Brode was an offensive threat for Syracuse, testing Pittsburgh’s keeper only 15 seconds into the match. He recorded six shots on the week in two starts.

Kevin Garcia – Villanova Villanova extended its winning streak to four games with victories over Saint Joseph’s and Seton Hall. All four wins have been shut outs by Villanova. These matches have given Villanova a 5-2-1 record on the season thus far. Garcia scored his second and third goal of the season in their victory over Saint Joseph’s.