October 22, 2012
RED BULL ACADEMY UPDATE
Teams go 2-1-1 over the weekend
Red Bull Academy teams went 2-1-1 last weekend as the Under-14 team dropped its first game of the season.
The U-14s lost their first game of the season in a 2-1 defeat to the New England Revolution in Boston, Mass. on Sunday. New York dominated play in the first half and took a 1-0 lead into the half. But missed chances, combined with New England’s counterattack, led to the loss.
Kyle Zajec gave the U-15s an early 1-0 lead against Oakwood Sunday afternoon after he converted a penalty kick in the 15th minute of what finished as a 4-0 win. The Red Bulls pressed the accelerator in the second half as Rafael Terci, Kobie Fraser and Malik Stewart found the back of the net.
Despite creating several superb chances to crack a scoreless tie, the U-16s were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw against the Revolution. New York’s Gianni Carillo and Evan Louro split time in goal to combine for the clean sheet, while defenders Billy Stevens and Kevin Politz played a pivotal role on the back line.
Izzy Tandir and Alex Muyl helped lead the way for the U-18s this weekend as they defeated New England, 5-2. The Red Bulls wasted no time getting on the board when Muyl scored on a left-footed shot in the fifth minute. New York doubled up in the 29th minute when Erik Sa fired home a feed from Kyle Goodwin into the upper right corner. New England pulled within one in the 31st minute, but the Red Bulls responded in the 42nd minute when Muyl chipped one in for his second goal of the match and fifth of the season.
New England struck first in the second half to cut New York’s lead to 3-2, before strong Red Bulls defending allowed for Tandir to counter and tally two goals in the final two minutes.