RBNY Academy Update | May 20: Seven more wins on the weekend

Red Bull U-18's (4) vs. Seacoast United (0)

Saturday May 16, 2015 at Red Bull Training Facility (East Hanover, NJ)

The Red Bulls U-18 Academy cruised to a 4-0 win over Seacoast United at the Red Bulls Training Facility. In the first of back-to-back games for the U-18s, the match was scoreless for much of the first half.  Midfielder Kyle Zajec opened the scoring in the 43rd minute with a left-footed shot from 20 yards out. 

Conrad Nowowiejski doubled the lead in the 66th minute when a rebound ended up at his feet. Nowowiejski was able to convert a first-time shot into a goal.  The Red Bulls U-18s continued to apply the pressure on both sides of the ball, resulting in two late goals to round out the scoring.

Walter Calderon tapped in a Cameron Harr cross at the back post from in the 90th minute. Then in the 91st, forward Ethan Lochner slipped a shot past the Seacoast goalkeeper after receiving a pass from Calderon just inside the box.


Lineup:  Tom Lapnas, Kyle Duncan (Oswaldo Castro 74’), Sam Carter, Matt McCarthy, Breno Lustosa (Gabe Viana 74’), Gideon Metrikin (Samad Bounthong 77’), Kyle Zajec, Conrad Nowowiejski, Wes Wade (Walter Calderon 65’), Cameron Harr, Malcolm Dixon (Ethan Lochner 65’). 


Unused subs: Xavier Kennedy, Henry Martin.  

SCORING SUMMARY                                                                                                     

Minute - Goal - Assist:

  • 43’ - Kyle Zajec (3) - Unassisted
  • 66’ - Conrad Nowowiejski (4) - Unassisted
  • 90’ - Walter Calderon (5) - Cameron Harr (2)
  • 91’  - Ethan Lochner (10) - Walter Calderon (2)

Man of the Match: Kyle Zajec (7)

Red Bull U-18's (1) at DC United (2)

Sunday May 17, 2015

In a make-up game, the Red Bulls U-18s fell to D.C. United, 2-1, just 24 hours after the win over Seacoast.  In very humid conditions, it was a physical match from start to finish.

In the 46th minute, the Red Bulls fell behind 1-0. The Red Bulls came close to equalizing when Walter Calderon saw his blast from 12 yards out saved brilliantly by the D.C. United goalkeeper in the 58th minute. However, within a minute D.C. United doubled the lead.

Red Bulls U-18s eventually scored in the 74th minute when forward Juan Sebastian Sanchez chipped the ball over the D.C. goalkeeper. Sanchez came close to evening the score in the 84th minute but was thwarted by the D.C. goalkeeper this time. The Red Bulls continued to apply pressure but could not find the equalizer in the final stages of the game.

On Saturday May 23rd, the Red Bulls travel to face PA Classics (12 p.m. kick-off).  The Red Bulls will enter the match with a 17-3-3 record and a division-leading 54 points.


Lineup:  Tom Lapnas, Kyle Duncan, Henry Martin, Matt McCarthy, Breno Lustosa (Gabe Viana 67’), Sam Carter (Samad Bounthong 58’), Gideon Metrikin (Malcolm Dixon 30’), Kyle Zajec, Walter Calderon (Jerel Blades 67’), Juan Sebastian Sanchez, Ethan Lochner (Wes Wade 58’). 


Unused subs: Wojciech Gajda, Conrad Nowowiejski.    

SCORING SUMMARY                                                                                                     

Minute – Goal - Assist:

  • 46’ - DC United
  • 59’ - DC United
  • 74’ - Juan Sebastian Sanchez (16) - Wes Wade (7)

Man of the Match: Tom Lapnas (8)

Saturday May 16, 2015 at Red Bulls Training Facility (Hanover, NJ)

The Red Bulls U-16 team kicked off a busy weekend of matches with a 2-0 victory against Seacoast United.

Most of the attacking play for the Red Bulls came in the second half. Jeanpaul Marin, who entered the game after half-time, almost opened up the scoring with an excellent individual effort. He dribbled past three defenders and the goalkeeper only to see his effort blocked on the line. Marin helped bring the game to life and was at the heart of most of the Red Bull attacks after break. 

“I am glad I had the chance to come onto the field and have an impact on the game. It was a physical match against a team fighting for three points. We didn’t perform at our best level but we came out with the win which is important this late in the season,” Marin said. “Now we just have to focus on tomorrow’s game against an opponent who has always been a tough rival.”

The first goal came in the 56th minute when Brian Saramago ran onto a Jared Gilbey through ball to finish with the outside of his foot over the advancing Seacoast goalkeeper. The goal was Saramago’s 20th of the season. The second goal followed 20 minutes later when Omir Fernandez showed good improvisation on the edge of box to break past two defenders before finish one in the top of the net. That goal was Fernandez’s 15th of the season.

Wojciech Gajda, recorded his fourth shutout in five USDA games this season. 


Scoring Summary:

  • Red Bulls – 1-0 – 56’ Brian Saramago assisted by Jared Gilbey
  • Red Bulls – 2-0 – 76’ Omir Fernandez assisted by Jared Gilbey

Lineup: Wojciech Gajda, Sean Tiexeria, Mason Deeds, DeAndre Golding, Rodrigo D’Andrea (Noah Powder 59’), Kazu Shigenbou (Jeanpaul Marin 40’), Hipsen Gacia, Jared Gilbey, Kyle Casey (Omir Fernandez 59’), Zach Ryan (Brian Saramago 40’) Zaire Bartley (Giuseppe Margiottiello 70’)

Unused subs: Steven Ortiz, Vince Borden

Man of the Match: Jeanpaul Marin


Red Bull U-16's (3) at DC United (0)

Red Bull U-16's (3) at DC United (0)


The Red Bulls’ U-16s secured a second shutout win in two days with a strong second half performance on the road against D.C. United.


The Red Bulls made eight changes from the lineup that defeated Seacoast United the day prior. Good link up play in the first half between Saturday’s man of the match Jeanpaul Marin and Giuseppe Margiottiello would create Red Bulls’ best opportunities in the first half.

“'It took a great team effort to get the three points today against a strong opponent,” said man of the match Brian Saramago. “I’m just glad to help my team get the win. Now we have to focus on our next match and look to get three points vs a strong opponent.”

All the goals were scored in the second half. The first goal came from Saramago, who converted a Sean Teixeria cross from the right side to give the Red Bulls the lead in 48th Minute.

D.C. United was then denied an equalizer shortly after when Xavier Kennedy made an excellent save from a header that appeared goal bound after a D.C. United corner. The Red Bulls U-16s would then counter from the following D.C. United corner to extend their lead. The goal came in the 60th minute when Mason Deeds played the ball over the D.C. United backline for Saramago to run clear and beat the goalkeeper.

Just two minutes later Saramago would then turn to be the provider. A powerful run and cross from the right side found Zach Ryan unmarked at the back post who tapped the ball home from close range and extend the lead to three.  The Red Bulls backline held firm to secure their second shutout of the weekend.  

The Red Bulls next game will also be on the road, at PA Classics on Saturday, May 23rd at 2.30 p.m.


Scoring Summary:

  • Red Bulls – 1-0 – 48’ Brian Saramago assisted by Sean Teixeria
  • Red Bulls – 2-0 – 60’ Brian Saramago assisted by Mason Deeds
  • Red Bulls – 3-0 – 62’ Zach Ryan assisted by Brian Saramago

Lineup: Xavier Kennedy, Sean Teixeria, Mason Deeds (Vince Borden 65’), Kyle Perno, Noah Powder, Ryan Mingachos, Jared Gilbey, Jeanpaul Marin (Kazu Shigenobu 70’), Giuseppe Margiottiello (Kyle Casey 65’), Omir Fernandez (Zach Ryan 60’), Brian Saramago 

Unused subs: Steven Ortiz, Zaire Bartley, Rodrigo D’Andrea

Man of the Match: Brian Saramago 

Red Bull U-14's (4) at Prince William Courage (0)

Saturday May 16, 2015


The Red Bulls U-14s traveled to Virginia this weekend to play Prince William and D.C. United. The young Red Bulls were shorthanded with seven starting players not making the trip due to injuries. Aziel Jackson and Dan Jara were brought up from the U-13 squad for the weekend.

On Saturday, Red Bulls U-14S played Prince William and started quickly with a 5th minute goal from Valentino Ambrosio. Keijel Watt, Thriston Briscoe and Gray Ricca all added second half goals to give the Red Bulls the 4-0 win.


Red Bull U-14's (1) at D.C. United (0)


Sunday May 17, 2015

The Red Bulls U-14s ended their weekend with a shutout victory over D.C. United. The Red Bulls dominated the first half and were rewarded when Keijel Watt scored in the 20th minute for the 1-0 lead.

The Red Bulls continued to press and wasted many clear chances to add to their lead. The defense, led by Chris Gloster, kept D.C. United to only two shots on goal.  Goalkeepers Sam Ilin and Alex Rondo split the shutout.

On Saturday May 23rd, the Red Bulls travel to face PA Classics (4:30 p.m. kick-off). 


Red Bull U-13s (6) vs. Seacoast United (0)

Saturday May 16, 2015 at Red Bull Training Facility (Hanover, NJ)


Red Bulls U-13s had a terrific performance on Saturday resulting in a 6-0 shutout victory over Seacoast United. Alex Quezada opened the scoring off a rebound midway through the 1st half. Later, substitute Jayden Reid would enter the game and make an immediate impact, scoring the Red Bulls’ second goal by finishing a pass from Michael Mcdougald on his first touch of the game. The first half ended 2-0.

The Red Bulls would score their third goal of the game just 47 seconds into the second half.  Defender Sean Joo found Dylan Sullivan making a streaking run to the goal.  After a clever delivery, Sullivan was able to tuck the ball away past the Seacoast keeper. 

Midfielder Nick Gencarelli added the fourth goal a few moments later.  Sullivan would follow to tally his second goal of the match from the penality spot.  Alonzo Peart would score the final goal of the match with the assist coming from Gencarelli.


Red Bull U-12's Blue (6) at Alberston SC (0)

Saturday May 16, 2015

Red Bulls U-12 Blue team grabbed some headlines with a 6-0 result over the weekend.  Anthony Bileddo opened the scoring in the 25th minute of play. 


Scoring Summary:

  • 25'- Anthony Bileddo (Danny Ramm)
  • 39'- Jayson Argueta (Danny Ramm)
  • 54'- Andrew Maia (Dylan Estevez)
  • 63'- Anthony Bileddo (Esteban Molina-Garcia)
  • 65'- Danny Ramm (Anthony Bileddo)
  • 67'- Andrew Maia (Amir Daley)

Red Bull U-12's White (4) at Alberston SC (1)

Saturday May 16, 2015

The White squad walked away with another win as Justin Weiss struck first in the sixth minute. Orick Briscoe added a goal of his own as the young Red Bulls left the grounds with a 4-1 win.

Scoring Summary:

  • 6'- Justin Weiss (unassisted)
  • 12'- Orick Briscoe (Zane Brown)
  • 42'- Murat Calkap (Ethan Layton)
  • 45'- Orick Briscoe (Ethan Layton)

Red Bulls Academy records – current season Sept. 2014 - now

USDA (US Development Academy)

U-18 17-3-3

U-16 20-1-2

U-14 16-0-3


NEPAL (North East Premier Academy League)

U 13 13-1-1   

U12 BLUE    14-0-2

U12 WHITE 10-1-2