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Red Bulls Academy Weekend Recap vs. Philadelphia Union

New York Red Bulls Academy teams posted a 2-1-4 record against the Philadelphia Union Academy this past weekend at the Red Bulls Training Facility.

Red Bulls U-19’s tied the Philadelphia Union, 1-1, with Omar Sowe scoring the lone goal for the Red Bulls in the fourth minute of action. The Union equalized the match in the 11th minute of play. The draw extends the U-19’s unbeaten streak to five matches, and they remain on top of the division with only four games left in the season.

Red Bulls U-17’s had a great day of pressing and counter-pressing but were only able to take a point from their match against the Union’s U-17 team. The Red Bulls opened up the scoring in the 73rd minute with a goal scored by Roald Mitchell. The man of the match for the U-17’s was Matty Acosta, who was outstanding on both sides of the ball.

Red Bulls U-15’s dropped points at the weekend with a 2-0 defeat by the hands of the Union’s U-15’s. It was a competitive match with the two top teams in the Atlantic Division going head-to-head. This was only their second loss of the season and they have only allowed eight goals in 15 games played.

Red Bulls U-13’s got revenge on the Philadelphia Union’s U-13 side after losing to them earlier in the season. Patrick Shaw was the man of the match, scoring two goals in the team’s 3-1 victory. The other goal was scored by Marco Li Viani, with Kaief Tomlinson assisting on both of Shaw’s goals. The match was dominated by the Red Bulls with the team producing great ball movement.

Red Bulls U-12(A) match against the Union ended in a tie, with Asaph Saybe scoring the only goal for the Red Bulls in the 40th minute.  Gil de Souza, who plays a year up, was the standout player of the match. The team sent up three players to play in the U-13’s match. Marco Li Viani being one of those players, scored a goal in the match for the U-13’s.

Red Bulls U-12 (B) was the final team to take the field on Saturday at the Red Bulls Training Facility. They ended the day with a 2-2 draw against the Union. The goals were scored by substitutes Tim Logan and Juan Flor in the first half of action.

The Pre-Academy teams had a 2-1-0 record during the weekend, which saw all three teams play on the road. The first NJN 08 team loss to the Torpedoes, 5-2. The second NJN 08 team defeated CSA Bergen, 3-0, posting the clean sheet. Finally, NJN 09 team defeated Vistula, 9-5, in a fourteen-goal contest.

The U-15’s and U-17’s will be in action at the Generation Adidas Cup in Dallas, Texas over the weekend, while the other academy teams will be competing against either Meta Oval or PDA