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Youth Boys May 04, 2016

New York Red Bulls Academy teams post unbeaten weekend

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(Via New York Red Bulls) – The New York Red Bulls academy finished the month of April strong, going 2-0-2 in four competitions last weekend. The Red Bulls U-12s were the lone age group not in action.

All four age groups hit the road to take on local rivals, New Jersey Cedar Stars Academy (NJCSA).

+Read: U.S. Soccer Development Academy East Conference Recap: Week 22

New York Red Bulls U-18 (5) at NJCSA (0)

TINTON FALLS, N.J. (April 30, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls came away 5-0 winners on the road against local rivals NJCSA. All of the Red Bulls’ goals came in the second half with four in an 11-minute spell.

“After a slow first half, we managed to turn the game around and get three vital points away from home,” Man of the Match Callum Johnson said. “Obviously our finishing was great on the day with five goals, but more importantly our team effort was superb and all of our substitutes made an impact when called upon.”

The first came from Samad Bouthong in the 47th minute when he combined with Barry Sharifi at the top of the penalty box before running in to finish. The second came four minutes later through Brian Saramago, setup by Jared Gilbey.

Saramago scored again at the 55th minute mark, this time from the penalty spot. The fourth goal came barely a minute after the restart when Rodrigo D’Andrea crossed for Callum Johnson to score. The same two players combined in the 63rd minute to increase the lead to five when D’Andrea’s shot was saved, only to see Johnson follow up and finish from close range for his second of the game.

Matt Rosenberg secured his second consecutive shutout on the road and the team’s tenth clean sheet of the season.

The Red Bulls will return home game on Sunday, May 8, to take on Continental FC Delco at 12 p.m.

Man of the Match: Callum Johnson

Scoring Summary (Assist in parenthesis):

  • NY: Samad Bouthong (Barry Sharifi) 47’
  • NY: Brian Saramago (Jared Gilbey) 51’
  • NY: Brian Saramago (PK) 55’
  • NY: Callum Johnson (Rodrigo D’Andrea) 56’
  • NY: Callum Johnson (Rodrigo D’Andrea) 63’
  • Matthew Rosenberg, Noah Powder (Kevin O’Toole 55’), Mason Deeds (Cristian Martinez 55’), Kyle Perno, Maxwell Aunger (Samad Bouthong 45’), Ryan Mingachos (Jared Gilbey 15’), Callum Johnson, Matt Thorshiem, Brian Saramago, Anthony Herbert (Barry Sharifi 45’), Rodrigo D’Andrea

Subs not used: Sean Teixeira, Kyle Casey

New York Red Bulls U-16 (2) at NJCSA (2)

TINTON FALLS, N.J. (April 30, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls U-16s and NJCSA play to a draw on Saturday, 2-2.

The Red Bulls got off to a slow start falling behind NJCSA 2-0 after the first 10 minutes of the game, but New York turned things around and dominated the rest of the half.

The Red Bulls were rewarded with a penalty kick after Ben Mines was pulled down in the box. Chris Bermudez stepped up and scored the penalty to pull New York within one before halftime.

New York continued to dominate and eventually tied the game when a cross from Mines found a streaking Vince Borden who slotted it home. The Red Bulls pinned NJCSA in their own end, defending as they pressed for the winner, but they were left frustrated by their inability to finish.
The Red Bulls U-16s host Continental FC Delco at the Red Bulls Training Facility on Sunday.

Scoring Summary (Assists in parenthesis):



  • NY: Chris Bermudez (PK) 17’
  • NY: Vince Borden (Ben Mines) 62’

New York Red Bulls U-14 (2) at NJCSA (2)

HOLMDEL, N.J. (April 30, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls U-14s tied NJCSA on the road, 2-2. Danny Ramm opened the scoring and Scotty Taylor converted a last-minute penalty kick, his 21stgoal of the season, to tie the game.

The Red Bulls took the lead in the 13th minute when forward Leo Hecht made a great run down the left wing and beat a defender to the endline. His cross found midfielder Danny Ramm who ran onto the pass and blasted into the goal from 12-yards out.

NJCSA leveled the score in the 25th minute when they scored on a controversial penalty kick. Goalkeeper Liam Bertrand knocked the ball away from the feet of the NJCSA forward, however, the referee awarded a penalty kick, which NJCSA converted.

NJCSA took the lead against the run of play after a ball played over the top of the Red Bulls’ defense led to a breakaway that the attacker finished past Bertrand.

The Red Bulls were relentless in their pressure as they peppered the NJCSA goal with more than 10 shots in the second half, and found the equalizer in the last moments of the game. A handball in the box rewarded New York a penalty kick, which Taylor converted.

The Red Bulls came close to finding the match winner in the final moments, but were denied by the NJCSA goalkeeper after he saved two great efforts by New York.

Man of the Match: Sean Ryan (7)

Lineup: Liam Bertrand, Samory Powder, Sean Joo (Conner Maurer 63’), Sean Ryan, Jayden Reid, Amadeo Chapru-tate (Jonathan Ned 76’), Danny Ramm, Nick Gencarelli (Danny Jara 49’), Leo Hecht (Alex Quezada 49’), Scotty Taylor, Jordon May (Peter Stroud 41’)

Subs not used: Sal Pliego, Lucas Santos.

Scoring Summary (Assists in parenthesis):                                                                    

  • NY: Danny Ramm, 5 (Leo Hecht) 13’
  • NJCSA 25’
  • NJCSA 55’
  • NY: Scotty Taylor, 21 (PK) 80’

New York Red Bulls U-13 (5) at NJCSA (0)

HOLMDEL, N.J. (April 30, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls U-13s defeated NJCSA on Saturday afternoon on the road, 5-0.

Esteban Molina opened the scoring in the second minute from eight-yards out, coolly placing the ball into the lower left corner as it deflected to him in the penalty area. Hamza Shehata doubled the lead eight minutes later off a Murat Calkap corner kick, heading it past the ‘keeper.

Justin Weiss cleaned up the scraps after a Kyle Linhares’ shot was blocked from the left side. Weiss was there to blast it home after hitting the post twice in two previous attempts on goal. Weiss again found himself in the right place after Amir Daley’s shot was blocked to the edge of the six-yard box.

Alonzo Peart finished off the scoring right before half as he finished off a clever flick on by Luke Lusskin.

The young Red Bulls shuffled things around in the second half to give players the opportunity to see the game from different perspectives and walked away with the win. The U-13s are back in action next Saturday, May 7 at the Red Bulls Training Facility against Continental FC Delco.

Lineup: Justin Weiss, Esteban Molina, Kyle Linhares, Murat Calkap, Andrew Maia, Matty Acosta, John Tolkin, Bryce Lebel, Hamza Shehata, Amir Daley, Mike Malozemov

Subs Used: Jayson Argueta, Jason Pereira, Luke Lusskin, Gabe Llanos, Zane Brown, Alonzo Peart

Scoring Summary (Assist in parenthesis):

  • NY: Esteban Molina 2′
  • NY: Hamza Shehata (Murat Calkap) 10′
  • NY: Justin Weiss (Kyle Linhares) 28′
  • NY: Justin Weiss (Amir Daley) 36′
  • NY: Alonzo Peart (Luke Lusskin) 40′

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