[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY: U-17/18s]
The New York Red Bulls won the 2012 U-15/16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy title, and a nucleus of players return on the U-17/18
team that finished first in the Eastern Conference's Northeast Division with a record of 22-1-7, the best of any team in the U-17/18 age group and has moved into the final against the Shattuck-St.
Mary's Soccer Academy Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. Note:
The U-17/18 championship game kicks off at 9:30 p.m. ET and will be
streamed live on broadcast live on ussoccer.com
The Red Bulls have been playing at Finals Week without several members of the team who have already
turned pro. Amando Moreno
signed with the Red Bulls this winter and has already made his MLS debut. Matt Miazga
U-17/18 East Conference Starting XI pick, signed a homegrown contract after finishing high school and has suited up for MLS action. Bosnian youth international Izzy
, a 6-foot-5 forward,
signed with French club Sochaux. HEAD COACH.
a three-time All-Ivy selection at Columbia, has been a Red Bulls academy coach since 2002. TOP PLAYERS.
Goalie Santiago Castano
signed a homegrown contract with the Red Bulls last winter. Georgetown-bound Alex Muyl
, one of the stars of the 2012 U-15/16 championship team, was a U-17/18 East Conference Starting XI pick and leads with Red Bulls with 19 goals, four during
Finals Week. Chris Lema
represented the USA in Concacaf under-17 qualifying, while Evans Saint Jean
and Jhon Estama
played for Haiti in Concacaf under-20 qualifying and Kerlins Georges
represented Haiti at the 2011 Concacaf U-17
tournament and missed out on the 2013 U-20 tournament because he was hurt. ROSTER.
4-Kaz Boschen, 7-Alex Muyl, 8-Arun Basuljevic, 9-Ethan Decker, 10-Erik Sa, 11-Adam Najem, 12-Evans Saint Jean, 13-Chris Lema, 14-Vincent Brunetti, 15-Kerlins Georges, 18-Joe Ohaus, 20-Jhon Estama. FINALS WEEK. Under-17/18 Age Group Day 3, July
New York Red Bulls 4 Sounders Acad. 0
Albertson SC 0 Vancouver Whitecaps 0 Day 2, July 16
Albertson SC 5 Sounders
New York Red Bulls 1 Vancouver Whitecaps 0
Day 1, July 14
New York Red Bulls 3 Albertson SC 3
Vancouver Whitecaps 3
Sounders Acad. 1