RDS Spring Invitational - Recap 2024


The RDS Spring Invitational, now in its sixth year, was held at the Red Bulls Training Facility in Whippany, NJ on the weekend of May 11th – 12th. As is customary, the tournament included both the U10 and U11 age groups, continuing its tradition of being an invite-only event with no registration fees. The U11 teams competed under beautiful skies on Saturday in what must have been the best weather day of the year. The football on the pitch matched the occasion with all the players displaying no lack of skill, technique, and physical acumen. On Sunday, the weather wasn’t as cooperative for the U10s, but the event was still a Mother’s Day treat for the moms in attendance.

A total of seventeen teams from various clubs in the area, including the Red Bulls Pre-Academy teams, competed with admirable integrity and sportsmanship. As always, there were no official standings, as the focus was on promoting player development and teamwork rather than results.

After each game, coaches selected two players from the opposing team who displayed exceptional performance, effort, or sportsmanship, earning points toward the MVP award for their respective teams. On June 29th, all RDS Invitational MVPs will be recognized on the field at Red Bull Arena during the New York Red Bulls vs DC United MLS match.

The New York Red Bulls RDS & Pre-Academy would like to express their gratitude to the following participating clubs, and their families, for creating a positive and enjoyable environment for the players.

· Brooklyn Italians

· Ironbound SC


· Futboltech

· Greater Binghamton FC

· La Finca

· Manhattan Kickers FC

· Monmouth United

· NJ Premier

· Titanes SC

· The Football Academy NJ


2024 New York Red Bull RDS Invitational Honor Roll:

Outstanding Team Players U11:

Ariel Tenecela (TSF); Christian Minucci (Monmouth United); Joao Passos (Ironbound); Julian Arango (Titanes); Landon Waddell (La Finca); Nolan Nguyen (Futboltech); Tate Segel (The Football Academy); Oliver Von Schmeling (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, NY); Roman Palumbo (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, South); Zain Abdelfattah (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, North)

Most goals: Roman Palumbo (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, South)

Most assists: Alex Georgiev (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, NY); Asa Warren (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, South); Ryan Rigby (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, North)

Outstanding Goalkeeper(s): Fabrizzio Sayago (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, South)

Outstanding Team Players U10:

Adam Khanin (Brooklyn Italians); Brecks Roberts (Manhattan Kickers FC); Brody Cloherty (Futboltech); Lucas Da Terra (Ironbound); Luciano Collins (TSF); Rocco Ayala (Greater Binghamton FC); Nile Binns (NJ Premier); Anderson Hamlett & Cameron Hurry (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, North); Chase Broadbelt (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, NY); Wyatt Gibson (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, South)

Most goals: Nile Binns (NJ Premier)

Most assists: Roberto Mendoza (Red Bulls Pre-Academy, NY)

Outstanding Goalkeeper(s): Arda Guler (Manhattan Kickers); Bentley Kashuba (Greater Binghamton FC); Liam Christian (TSF)

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