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Youth Boys May 18, 2016

New York Red Bulls Academy teams post another winning weekend

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The New York Red Bulls Academy competed at all age levels the weekend of May 14-15, going 3-2-1.

The Red Bulls U-18s, U-16s and U-13s all traveled to New Hampshire to take on Seacoast United, while the U-14s took on New York Soccer Club and the U-12s faced BW Gottshee.

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New York Red Bulls U-18 (2) vs. Seacoast United (1)

EPPING, NH (May 14, 2016) – Barry Sharifi scored a dramatic late winner as the New York Red Bulls beat Seacoast United 2-1 in Epping, New Hampshire.

Brian Saramago put the Red Bulls in front when he stroked in a shot on the 35th minute. Anthony Herbert won the ball and carried it out of defense before playing into Barry Sharifi who played a superb through ball for Saramago to score.

Brian Saramago looked dangerous on the break for the Red Bulls and would go close on a number of occasions to extending the lead only to be denied by excellent Seacoast goalkeeper. The best save came at the end of the first half when Saramago cross found Sean Teixeria who looked destined to score with his point blank header only to be denied by another flying save.

The Red Bulls controlled play early in the second half but could not find the break through for that all important second goal.

After the hour mark Seacoast started to assert themselves on the match and would score in the 70th minute level match. The Red Bulls would miss a penalty moments late but kept pushing for the three points and were rewarded when Rodrigo D’Andrea defensive head went over the advancing Seacoast Goalkeeper for Barry Sharifi to head in at the back post to give the Red Bulls a deserved lead.

“After two slow starts in our two previous games we wanted to come out fast and with high intensity” Man of the Match Barry Sharifi said. “On the road we knew it wouldn’t be easy, however we kept working hard and notched a goal in the final minutes of the game.”

The Red Bulls next game will be away against local MLS rivals Philadelphia Union on Saturday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m.

Man of the Match:  Barry Sharifi

Scoring Summary (Assists in parenthesis):

  • NY: Brian Saramago (Barry Sharifi) 35’
  • Seacoast United 70’
  • NY: Barry Sharifi (Rodrigo D’Andrea) 90’
  • Wojciech Gajda, Sean Teixeria, Cristian Martinez, Kyle Perno, Kevin O’Toole (Maxwell Aunger, 90’) Callum Johnson, Jared Gilbey, Samad Bouthong, (Kyle Casey 70’), Rodrigo D’Andrea, Brian Saramago, Barry Sharifi

Subs not used: Matthew Rosenberg

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New York Red Bulls U-16 (1) at Seacoast United (1)

EPPING, NH (May 14, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls U-16s tied Seacoast on Saturday, 1-1.

The Red Bulls U-16 outshot the host Seacoast United 16-1 on Saturday, but came away with a draw. The Red Bulls came out strong and created many chances on goal, but were unable to finish.

They paid the price late in the first half when Seacoast got their first and only shot of the game and scored over the head of Red Bulls goalkeeper Matt Goodman. The Red Bulls tied the game early in the second half when Ben Mines slid a pass to Chris Bermudez who slotted it home.

The Red Bulls created many more chances before the end, but could not put the game away.

The first place Red Bulls will travel to Philadelphia next week to take on the second place Union.

Scoring Summary:

  • Seacoast United 28’
  • NY: Chris Bermudez 50’

New York Red Bulls U-14 (5) at New York Soccer Club (0)

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (May 15, 2016) – The Red Bulls U-14s recorded a 5-0 win at New York Soccer Club in perhaps their most complete game from start to finish over the course of the season.

Man of the Match Aziel Jackson opened the scoring in the 15th minute with his eighth goal of the season. Forward Dylan Sullivan pressured the NYSC defender and forced a turnover and slipped the ball to Jackson at the top of the penalty box. Jackson then blasted a shot into the lower right hand corner of the goal.

The lead was doubled less than 45 seconds later when the Red Bulls’ pressure forced another turnover 20 yards from goal. Jackson was fouled and the referee awarded an indirect free kick. He tapped the free kick to forward Scotty Taylor who blasted his shot into the top corner.

The Red Bulls continued to dominate the first half. Midfielder Peter Stroud made a great run past two defenders and was taken down inside the penalty box. Stroud converted the penalty kick for his first goal of the season.

Man of the Match, Aziel Jackson stated, “At half time we talked about matching their intensity, but playing with more intelligence and match management, they were fouling a lot in the game and we to compete but not do anything stupid. We knew the next goal would decide the game.”

Despite some initial pressure to open the second half, the Red Bulls created several chances to build on their lead. In the 65th minute, defender Jayden Reid was fouled in the penalty box and he converted the ensuing penalty kick for his third goal of the season. Jackson completed the scoring in the 78th minute when he blasted a direct free kick from 25-yards into the lower left hand corner of the goal.

“This was perhaps our most complete performance from start to finish this season. Every player competed and contributed. The team was able to play put of pressure at times and when needed we played direct to our forwards up top. Perhaps the most rewarding part of the game was that the players made adjustments during the game on their own and they were able to figure out what was needed based on what the opponent did” stated Head Coach Paul O’Donnell.

Lineup: Liam Bertrand, Samory Powder (Jordon May 65’), Sean Ryan, Salvador Pliego, (Sean Joo 65’), Jayden Reid, Amadeo Chapru-tate (Conner Maurer 24’), Peter Stroud (Alex Quezada 65’),  Danny Ramm (Jayson Argueta 49’), Aziel Jackson, Dylan Sullivan, Scotty Taylor (Leo Hecht 65’)

Scoring Summary (Assists in parenthesis):                                                                    

  • NY: Aziel Jackson 8 (Dylan Sullivan 15) 15’
  • NY: Scotty Taylor 22 (Aziel Jackson 12) 16’
  • NY: Peter Stroud 1 (PK) 34’
  • NY: Jayden Reid 3 (PK) 65’
  • NY: Aziel Jackson 9 78’

Man of the Match: Aziel Jackson (8)

New York Red Bulls U-13 (6) vs. Seacoast United (0)

Epping, NH (May 14, 2016) – The Red Bulls U-13s controlled the game from start to finish, defeating Seacoast United, 6-0. All players participated and had an impact during the game.

Quick ball movement made the difference during the match, as well as limiting Seacoast United to very few chances.

Scoring Summary (Assists in Parenthesis):

  • NY: Justin Weiss (Kyle Linhares) 7’
  • NY: Kyle Linhares (Murat Calkap) 13’
  • NY: Justin Weiss (Amir Daley) 18’
  • NY: Luke Lusskin (Amir Daley) 47’
  • NY: Kyle Linhares (Amir Daley) 69’
  • NY: Justin Weiss (Aidan Borra) 78’

New York Red Bulls U-12 – Blue (2) vs. BW Gottshee – Blue (3)

Middle Village, NY (May 14, 2016) – The Red Bulls U-12 Blue lost on the road against BW Gottschee at Brennan Park on Saturday, 3-2.

The Red Bulls started off the match taking an early two goal lead and looked to run away with the game.

However, BW Gottschee began to chip away at the Red Bulls lead after taking advantage of several mishaps from the Red Bulls that would lead to 3 goals and the Red Bulls second loss of the season.

Red Bulls Goal Scoring Summary:  

  • Goals: Leo Guarino (1), JJ Zaun (1)
  • Assist: Dion Ahmetaj (2)

NJCSA Scoring Summary:

  • Goals: BW Gottschee (3)

New York Red Bulls U-12 – White (2) vs. BW Gottschee – White (4)

Middle Village, NY (May 14, 2016) – The Red Bulls U-12 White lost on the road to BW Gottschee on Saturday at Brennan Field, 4-2.

The Red Bulls conceded an early goal from a wonder strike from the BW Gottschee forward.

Although the Red Bulls managed to keep the game close and create many chances to score they could not pull off the comeback.

Red Bulls Goal Scoring Summary:

  • Goals: JC Cortez (1), Paolo Primavera (1)

NJCSA Scoring Summary:

  • Goals: BW Gottschee (4)

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