HANOVER, NJ (May 7, 2014) – The New York Red Bulls Under-23s (NPSL) defeated the Vermont Voltage (PDL) 2-1 in the first round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night at Red Bull Training Facility. The Red Bulls advanced to the next round, where they will face the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) on the road on May 14.
The Red Bulls dominated the match in the first half, with hosts forcing goalkeeper Aleksander Djekic to make a save off a corner kick before Sammy Adjei’s right footed shot went wide right. In the 14th minute, Dan Bedoya’s header from a Franklin Castellanos was off target.
Four minutes later though, Scott Thomsen put the Red Bulls ahead. Off a strong move down the left wing, Thomsen was put through into the penalty box and slotted it home.
New York doubled its advantage 10 minutes before the break. Kendan Anderson fired a right-footed shot that deflected off a Voltage defender and bounced into the back of the net.
Vermont pulled one back in the 68th minute. Goalkeeper Evan Louro was able to get a hand on Adrian Saldana’s left-footed drive from long range, but couldn’t keep it out as the Voltage made the score 2-1.
New York Red Bulls Under-23s 2, Vermont Voltage 1
May 7, 2014
2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round
Red Bull Training Facility
NY: Scott Thomsen 18’
NY: Kendan Anderson 35’
VER: Adrian Saldana 68’
New York Red Bulls Under-23: 1-Evan Louro, 5-Anthony Viteri, 3-Scott Thomsen, 4-Kevin Politz (12-Bonny Londono 76’), 9-Kendan Anderson (14-Gabriel Bagot 65’), 6-Sean Sheridan, 7-Dan Bedoya, 15-Chris Lema, 10-Sammy Adjei, 17-Arun Basuljevic, 11-Franklin Castellanos (8-Chris Thorsheim 78’)
Substitutes not used: 18-Keith Cardona, 2-Dwayne Dove, 16-Kevin Romero, 13-Keith Francisco
Vermont Voltage: 00-Aleksandar Djekic, 24-Bo Vuckovic (17-Jack McGowan 76’), 16-Markovic Danilo, 18-Ryan Tauss, 6-Adrian Saldana, 7-Uros Antic, 11-Nathan Olukamni, 2-Luka Milicevic, 13-Stefan Milicevic, 14-Adam Kay, 8-Svetislav Milic
Substitutes not used: 0-Andrew Thomas Coughlin, 3-Ben Williams
Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Referee’s Assistants: Adam Alfi, Darius Staner
4th Referee: Alex Verace