Red Bulls Academy Lone MLS Academy Team to Advance to Semifinals of Generation adidas Cup

Red Bulls Academy are the lone MLS academy team to reach the semifinals of the Generation adidas Cup.

The academy team handily defeated Club Tijuana (Mexico) 5-0 in their final group match Tuesday. Combined with Estudiantes de la Plata’s defeat to Toronto FC Academy, New York advances to the semifinals.

A matchup Thursday night, 7:30 PM ET at Toyota Stadium, against Flamengo (Brazil) awaits. The game will be livestreamed on MLSSoccer.com.

Academy product Ben Mines scored in the 26th minute off a free kick into the upper 90, while U-16 player John Murphy scored the fifth and final goal with a long distance shot from beyond the midfield line.

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