Red Bulls Under-18 captain Derrick Etienne has been named to the USL team of the Week following his performance in NYRB II’s 3-2 win over FC Montreal on Sunday at Red Bull Arena. Etienne recorded an assist on the opening goal before scoring the game-winning, a one-time screamer, in the 68th minute.
Etienne, one of several current Red Bulls Academy players seeing time in USL on amateur agreements, took his defender to the endline and beat him with a clever touch before feeding Anatole Abang for the opening goal in the 12th minute of the contest.
With New York up 2-1, Etienne got on the end of a long cross from Anthony Wallace and struck a volley across goal and into the lower left corner to give the home side some breathing room.
Etienne is committed to play at the University of Virginia next fall. He most recently appeared in international competition for the Haiti Under-20 side at the CONCACAF Championships in January.