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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, October 3.

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

Issa Tall- Adelphi University- Adelphi University suffered two losses this week as they continue their nine game road trip. The Panthers were defeated by Georgetown (2-0) and Loyola (Md) (3-1). The two losses bring their record to 5-5-0 on the season as they travel to Oneonta, New York to take on Hartwick on October 9. Tall started both matches for the Panthers.

Sacir Hot- Boston College- The #15 Eagles dropped a 2-0 decision against Connecticut on September 28, but redeemed themselves in a 4-3 win over conference rival, North Carolina State, later in the week. The Eagles registered three unanswered goals in three minutes, 41 seconds in the second half in the pouring rain to clinch the victory over NC State. Hot started both matches, playing 64 minutes against Connecticut and all 90 minutes against NC State. Hot also tallied a goal for the Eagles in the victory.

David NajemColumbia – The Lions came out on both ends of two shutouts this week with a 3-0 win over Delaware and an 0-3 loss against conference rival #17 Brown. The loss in their conference opener to Brown snapped Columbia’s three game winning streak. Najem started both matches for the Lions coming off a week where he was named the Ivy League Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week.

Brandon PaulUniversity of Delaware – In their two games this week, the Delaware Blue Hens came out 1-1 with a 0-3 loss to Columbia and a 1-0 win over Old Dominion. Paul did not see action for the Blue Hens this week. They will face CAA rival Northeastern on October 6 at 2 p.m.

Michael O’KeefeFairfield – Fairfield’s record came to 1-3-5 this week with a 0-1 loss to New Hampshire and a 1-1 draw with Rhode Island. The loss to New Hampshire was Fairfield’s first road loss of the season. Fairfield has two more away matches before returning home to face Siena on October 15. O’Keefe started both games for the Stags this week.

Matt UyFairfield – Fairfield’s record came to 1-3-5 this week with a 0-1 loss to New Hampshire and a 1-1 draw with Rhode Island. The loss to New Hampshire was Fairfield’s first road loss of the season. Fairfield has two more away matches before returning home to face Siena on October 15. Uy recorded his first assist on the season as he sent a long ball to the box allowing Jon Clements to notch the goal in the 15th minute against URI.

Jon GonzalezFDU- The Farleigh Dickinson Knights faced two division foes this weekend at home coming away with a thrilling double overtime win against St. Francis NY and a 0-1 loss to Long Island from an own goal. The Knights have a couple of days off before continuing their conference schedule against Monmouth on Friday, October 8. Gonzalez saw starts in both matches this weekend.

Jason WellsFDU- The Farleigh Dickinson Knights faced two division foes this weekend at home coming away with a thrilling double overtime win against St. Francis NY and a 0-1 loss to Long Island from an own goal. The Knights have a couple of days off before continuing their conference schedule against Monmouth on Friday, October 8. Wells did not see action on the field for the Knights this weekend.

Steven Amaya Hartwick – Hartwick seemed to suffer a setback after their first win of the season with a 0-1 loss to Buffalo in their first MAC game of the season. But they quickly redeemed themselves with a 1-0 victory over Northern Illinois. Amaya started both matches for the Hawks and recorded three shots on the week.

Sam Adjei Iona – Iona suffered their third straight loss after dropping a 0-1 decision to Stony Brook University at home on September 29. The Gaels put in a good effort but couldn’t seem to find the back of the net. After a ten day hiatus, the Gaels look to getting back to winning ways when they face Niagara on the road on October 8. Adjei came into the match as a substitute for the Gaels in the loss to Stony Brook.

Mario Rios Iona – Iona suffered their third straight loss after dropping a 0-1 decision to Stony Brook University at home on September 29. The Gaels put in a good effort but couldn’t seem to find the back of the net. After a ten day hiatus, the Gaels look to getting back to winning ways when they face Niagara on the road on October 8. Rios started the match for the Gaels.

Matt Kassell Maryland – Maryland fell to #8 in the National Rankings after their loss to North Carolina last week. But in front of a crowd of over 7,000 people, the Terps made a big statement by taking the win over #9 Duke in a thrilling ACC showdown. The Terps are looking forward to and preparing for their biggest test yet in their match against #3 Connecticut at home on October 5. Kassell notched his fourth goal of the year off of a penalty kick that gave Maryland the early lead in the 33rd minute.

Widner Saint Cyr Maryland – Maryland fell to #8 in the National Rankings after their loss to North Carolina last week. But in front of a crowd of over 7,000 people, the Terps made a big statement by taking the win over #9 Duke in a thrilling ACC showdown on October 1. The Terps are looking forward to and preparing for their biggest test yet in their match against #3 Connecticut at home on October 5. Saint Cyr did not see action this week against Duke.

Kadeem Dacres Mercer –Mercer continued their season with a 2-1 win at home over Essex on Friday, October 1. Their next match will mark the beginning of a three game road trip with the first game coming against Salem on Tuesday, October 5.

Sheldon Parkinson Mercer –Mercer continued their season with a 2-1 win at home over Essex on Friday, October 1. Their next match will mark the beginning of a three game road trip with the first game coming against Salem on Tuesday, October 5.

Frank Tweneboa Mercer –Mercer continued their season with a 2-1 win at home over Essex on Friday, October 1. Their next match will mark the beginning of a three game road trip with the first game coming against Salem on Tuesday, October 5.

Dylan Mencia Michigan – The Wolverines made a National statement this week with an exciting 2-1 win over #24 Penn State on October 3. The game was tied until the 76th minute when Justin Meram notched the winning goal. Mencia came into the game as a substitute. Michigan looks to keep the momentum from the huge win over Penn State as they face Cincinnati at home on October 6.

Cesar Blacido Monmouth –#8 Monmouth got back to winning with a 1-0 victory over Central Connecticut State in their first conference match of the season. Blacido started for the Hawks against Central Connecticut State, registering two shots in the match. Conference play continues for the Hawks against Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday, October 8.

Anthony Vazquez Monmouth –#8 Monmouth got back to winning with a 1-0 victory over Central Connecticut State in their first conference match of the season. Vazquez made his eight start for the season against Central Connecticut State. Conference play continues for the Hawks against Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday, October 8.

Nick Gendron Northwestern – The Wildcats had two matches this week, drawing with Notre Dame (1-1 in 2OT) at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois and winning against Missouri State at home. Their next match comes against DePaul on October 6. The match against DePaul marks the second of five matches in a home stand for the Wildcats. Gendron saw action in both games for the Wildcats, coming in as a substitute both times.

Rob McLarney Rutgers – Rutgers’ season record fell to 4-4-2 after two 0-2 losses against Temple and BIG EAST rival, Cincinnati. The Scarlet Knights continue BIG EAST play against Louisville on October 9 after a match with NJIT on October 5. McLarney saw action in both matches for the Scarlet Knights this week.

Christian Battistesa Seton Hall – The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with Princeton. Battistesa registered an assist on Max Garcia’s game winning goal in the 40th minute in the match against Saint Peter’s.

Kevin Bonder Seton Hall – The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with Princeton.  In only his third start of the season, Bonder, a freshman goalkeeper, was perfect in the 4-0 win over Pittsburgh.

Jack Freeman Seton Hall – The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with Princeton.

Adriano Gabrielle Seton Hall – The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with Princeton. Gabrielle notched an assist in Joe Baker’s second half goal over Pittsburgh.

Chris Garcia Seton Hall – The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with Princeton. In his first start of the season, Garcia played all 90 minutes for the Pirates in the win against Saint Peter’s.

Kemal Gurel Seton Hall – The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with Princeton. Gurel registered one shot in his first start of the season in the match against Pittsburgh.

Victor Manosalvas Seton Hall – The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with Princeton. Manosalvas registered an assist on Max Garcia’s game winning goal in the 40th minute in the match against Saint Peter’s.

Hayden Morris Seton Hall – The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with Princeton.

Steven Rose Seton Hall – The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with Princeton. Rose now leads the Pirates with five tallies on the season after he nailed a shot into the lower right corner of the net in the win over Pittsburgh.

George Velasquez Seton Hall – The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with Princeton.

Andrew Welker Seton Hall – The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with Princeton.

Walter Hines St John’s – St. Johns faced two 2-1 overtime matches this week coming away with a win against Yale and a loss against Louisville. St. John’s has one more game on their road trip before a three game home stand. Their next match comes against Brown on October 5. In his first start of the season, Hines scored his first goal of the season as well. His tally came in the loss to Louisville.

Conner Lade St John’s – St. Johns faced two 2-1 overtime matches this week coming away with a win against Yale and a loss against Louisville. St. John’s has one more game on their road trip before a three game home stand. Their next match comes against Brown on October 5.

John Tardy St John’s – St. Johns faced two 2-1 overtime matches this week coming away with a win against Yale and a loss against Louisville. St. John’s has one more game on their road trip before a three game home stand. Their next match comes against Brown on October 5. Tardy had a great scoring chance in the 45th minute of the loss to Louisville, but it was blocked just before halftime.

Mark Brode Syracuse – Syracuse continues its winless streak and ended its unbeaten streak this week with a 2OT draw with Canisius and an 0-4 loss to USF. The Orange have a brief break from conference play as they take on Colgate Wednesday, October 9 before facing DePaul on October 9. Brode started both games for the Orange this week.

Kevin Garcia – Villanova – Villanova lost one match this week, but finished the week strong. The 3-1 loss came against Loyola (Md) on September 29. The Wildcats redeemed themselves with a win over DePaul by the same score. In a break from conference play, Villanova takes on Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania on October 6. Garcia remained an offensive threat this week as he recorded seven shots in his two starts.