New York Red Bulls Academy teams go undefeated against Philly in GA Cup Qualifying

The New York Red Bulls U17 team claimed a hard fought 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union. The team remains undefeated in 2018-19 GA Cup Qualifying after three matches.

RBNY took an early lead through a well-struck volley. The Union struggled to find holes in the Red Bulls’ defense as for the remainder of the half.

A late first half attempt from the Union struck the back post and denied them of an equalizer.

Philly looked more lethal down the middle at the start of the second half. They threatened from free kicks, but none of their efforts found the back of the net.P

RBNY took advantage of their opponent’s high pressure, however, and found an insurance goal from a counter attack.

The U17s head down to Atlanta on February 15 to wrap up qualifying for the 2018-19 GA Cup. They open their three-match weekend against hosts Atlanta United. Matches against the New England Revolution and NYCFC are also scheduled for that weekend.

The U15s wrapped up GA Cup Qualifiers with a penalty shootout victory over the Union. They now sit in second place of their group, just a point off top of the table Philadelphia.

Photo by Bill Twomey Photography

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