RBNY Academy Update | November 18th - U-16s and U-18s take down rival Philadelphia Union

With the younger age groups wrapping up their Fall seasons last week, the U-16s and 18s had added pressure this weekend to keep the RBNY academy’s undefeated streak going. They had their work cut out for them, hosting bitter foes the Philadelphia Union Academy at the Red Bulls Training Facility. The U-16s squared off in a battle of the top-ranked teams in the nation, and the Red Bulls handed the Union their first loss of the season. The U-18s battled to a scoreless draw in a physical game. Both teams will head to Baltimore next weekend before closing out the month with a USDA Showcase event November 29th and 30th.

Red Bull U-18’s (0) vs Philadelphia Union (0)

November 15, 2014 at Red Bulls Training Facilities (Hanover, N.J.)

The Red Bulls U-18 academy and Philadelphia Union U-18’s battled to a scoreless draw on Saturday afternoon. The Red Bulls were stymied by an organized Union defense that denied the Red Bulls an opportunity to establish any rhythm in the first half. In the second half the Red Bulls had the better of the possession and were able to create more opportunities, highlighted by an Ethan Lochner header that went just outside the post in the 55th minute. The home team had their best two chances in the final ten minutes. In the 85th minute, substitute Cameron Harr saw his shot from ten yards out saved brilliantly by the Union goalkeeper. Then, in the 89th minute, substitute forward Malcolm Dixon received a pass inside the penalty box and blasted a shot just over the bar from a tight angle. The Red Bulls defense was led by a stellar performance from Man of the Match Kyle Duncan and Matt McCarthy, as well as goalkeeper Tom Lapinas, who recorded his second shutout of the season and lowered his goals against average to a stingy 0.60 for the year.

Scoring Summary:

  • -None-

Lineup: Nick Giordano, Stephen Elias, Kyle Duncan, Matt McCarthy, Marcello Borges, Sam Carter, Kyle Zajec, Derrick Etienne, Wes Wade (Chris Flores 55’), Juan Sanchez (Malcolm Dixon 55’), Ethan Lochner (Cameron Harr 78’). 

Subs not used: Oswaldo Castro, Gabriel Viana, Breno Lustosa, Conrad Nowowiejski.

Man of the Match: Kyle Duncan (8)

Red Bull U-16’s (3) vs Philadelphia Union (1)

November 15, 2014 at Red Bulls Training Facilities (Hanover, N.J.)

In a battle of the age group’s top two teams in the country, the Red Bulls U-16’s beat the Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Saturday to remain undefeated on the season, and hand the Union their first loss.  Zaire Bartley opened the scoring in the 26th minute when he finished a pass from Omir Fernandez.  Two minutes later Fernandez scored a goal of his own, with the assistance of Sean Teixeira. Zach Ryan pushed the lead to 3-0 in the 55thminute, putting the Red Bulls firmly in control of the game.  The Union converted a penalty kick in the 67th minute, but the Red Bulls were able to hold off the visitors to secure the win and improve to 8-0-1 on the season.

Scoring Summary:

  • NY Zaire Bartley (Omir Fernandez) 26’
  • NY Omir Fernandez (Sean Teixeira) 28’
  • NY Zach Ryan (Jared Gilbey) 55’
  • Philadelphia 67’


  • Xavier Kennedy, Kevin O’Toole, Kyle Perno, Mason Deeds, Vincent Borden, Kazu Shigenobu,  Jared Gilbey, Omir Fernandez (Giuseppe Margiottiello, 60’), Brian Saramago (Ben Mines 80’), Zaire Bartley (Zach Ryan, 51’)