NYRB u23 Round-up: Catching up with the young guns on the road

Sat. June 1st, 2019

Long Island Rough Riders 2-1 NYRB u23

The New York Red Bulls U-23 drove up to Hofstra Soccer Stadium in Nassau County to play the historic Long Island Rough Riders.

Macky Diop put the Red Bulls on top 15 minutes in for his second goal of the season in just as many games.

NYRB u23s held the lead the entire first half and into the second, until 10 minutes after the break when Sean Zawadzki tied the game for the home side.

With the away team looking to steal a point, the Rough Riders snatched all three, scoring with five minutes left on the clock. Anthony Alfonso secured the come-from-behind win for the 25-year-old team from Long Island for a 2-1 game. This was the NYRB u23s third consecutive loss.

Game Day Roster:

Goalkeepers: Samuel Ilin, Marcellin Gohier
Defenders: Sean Teixeira, Zachary Brown, Kevin O’Toole, Richard Wolf, Carlo Ritaccio, Maliek Howell
Midfielders: Vincent Borden, Skylar Conway, John Murphy, Allen Gavilanes, Jeanpaul Marin, Antonio Colacci
Forwards: Amadou Macky Diop, Brian Saramago, Jonathan Filipe, Ryan Mingachos

Wed. June 5th , 2019

Lehigh Valley United 1-2 NYRB u23

The NYRB u23s continued on the road for a third straight away game, visiting Lehigh Valley United in Allentown, PA.

Captain Brian Saramago scored the first goal of the game and his second of the season as he led his team into the half, 1-nil.

Lehigh tied the game right after the break, with Michael Tahiru scoring off a free kick getting the home team on the board.

However, it was NYRB who had the last laugh in this game. Jonathan Filipe put the ball in the net in the 85th minute, lifting the NYRB u23s to their first win in three games. The last time they tasted victory was on opening day, when the hero was once again Filipe.

Game Day Roster:

Goalkeepers: Samuel Ilin, Marcellin Gohier
Defenders: Kevin O’Toole, Christopher Tiao, Chinenye Uche, Zachary Brown, Maliek Howell, Carlo Ritaccio
Midfielders: Vincent Borden, Skylar Conway, Allen Gavilanes, Jeanpaul Marin
Forwards: Brian Saramago, Amadou Macky Diop, Jonathan Filipe, Ryan Mingachos, Jack Valderrabano

Sat. June 8th, 2019

FA Euro New York 1-2 NYRB u23

NYRB U-23’s ended their four-game road swing with a second consecutive victory – their first win streak of this 2019 season.

They visited Brooklyn to play FA Euro New York, and for a third straight game, it was the away side who got on the board with an early lead in the first half. Allen Gavilanes was the goal-scorer with his second of the season.

The NYRB u23s put away their second on the night to double their lead with 15 minutes to play in the match. Macky Diop hit a laser-shot past the goalkeeper for his third tally this season. He is now tied for first with Jonathan Filipe for the team lead in goals.

FA Euro came right back to cut the lead in half two minutes later, scoring off a free kick on the 18-yard line with a well-placed shot to the goalkeeper’s near post. The comeback was short lived and NYRB held on to the three points.

Game Day Roster:

Goalkeepers: Samuel Ilin, Marcellin Gohier
Defenders: Chinenye Uche, Richard Wolf, Maliek Howell, Carlo Ritaccio, Kevin O’Toole , Sean Teixeira, Jordan Bailon
Midfielders: Vincent Borden, Allen Gavilanes, Jeanpaul Marin, Antonio Colacci
Forwards: Amadou Macky Diop, Jonathan Filipe, Brian Saramago, Jack Valderrabano, Emmanuel Agboola

Next Match

The NYRB u23s return to the Red Bull Training Facility on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 PM EST against the Ocean City Nor’easters, before they embark on another three-match road trip.

The 2-2-0 record they compiled on this away stand now brings the team to fourth place with nine points, for a total record of 3-3-0. They have 14 GF and 9 GA.

Reading United AC lead the Mid Atlantic Division with 16 points, having yet to taste defeat with five wins, a tie, and a goal differential of +11.

About Wilson Quiceno

Born & raised in New Jersey to a Colombian, fútbol-loving family, soccer was in my blood. I grew up going to some Metrostars games at the old Giants Stadium and was simply a fan. However, it all changed for me in 2006: the Metrostars became the New York Red Bulls, I went from fan to die-hard supporter, and they linked their name on to my heart ever since. I am excited to join the RBNN team as we cover anything and everything Red Bull!

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