June 11, 2012
Red Bulls U-18 clinch division title
The Red Bulls Academy Under-18 team celebrated a title this weekend, winning the Liberty Division title in the East Conference of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
On Saturday, the U-18s beat local rival Albertson on the road, with goalkeeper Max Brown recording a shutout in a 2-0 win.
After a scoreless first half, Brandon Allen found the back of the net twice, in the 65th and 82nd minutes to earn the victory.
On Sunday, the Red Bulls found the offensive touch, putting in five goals in a 5-0 victory, clinching the Division title. The Red Bulls got goals before halftime from Danny Bedoya, Ethan Decker and Allen, his 23rd of the season. Scotty Thomsen and Alex Muyl, who scored his first goal for the U-18s while playing up an age group, rounded out the scoring.
The U-16 Red Bulls went unbeaten.
On Saturday, the Red Bulls battled back from a one-goal deficitg to earn a 1-1 draw with Albertson as Matt Miazga converted a penalty kick.
The following day, the U-16s knocked off FC Westchester, 2-0. John Toher scored midway through the first half and Malcolm Dixon scored midway through the second half to help the Red Bulls to the away win. Alec Gogic and Evan Louro combined for the shutout win in goal, while Vinny Brunetti provided both assists.
Both teams fell in the playoffs.
The U-15 side advanced to the title match, defeating PDA on Saturday 2-0. before falling to the New York Cosmos on Sunday, 3-1. The U-13 team also fell to the Cosmos, 3-0, on Saturday in the semifinals.