The New York Red Bulls U-13, U-14, and U-16 teams have all been ranked in the top five nationally in their respective age groups, the latest rankings revealed. The U-13s have been named number one, the U-14s number four, and the U-16s number one in the nation.
The U-13s put together a memorable season with the end result being a 2-0 win the NPL National Championship. The U13’s were nearly flawless in the tournament with a 28-2 goals scored/surrendered ratio. They were 5-0 in the tournament, emulating the superb play demonstrated all season long for the Red Bulls U-13s.
The U-14s consistently gave strong performances all season long. They didn’t lose more than one game in a month, and their first loss came with just six games left in the season. The U-14s finished fourth best in their age group nationally.
The U-16s had an unforgettable season, finishing the regular season with a 23-1-2 record. They finished first in the Atlantic Conference and outscored their opponents a combined 74-19. With a conference leading 2.73 goals scored per game, the U-16s cruised into the playoffs.
The playoffs were going well for the U-16s, with a riveting 2-1 victory in the semifinals in a game that saw the three goals scored in the first 10 minutes. The U-16s then ran into FC Dallas in the championship when New York suffered a 4-0 loss. Despite the 4-0 loss, the U-16s are maintained their top national rank.