This Sunday, the three Impact teams playing in the Development Academy will host the New York Red Bulls teams for three anticipated games between two of the best MLS academies.
The Impact U15 will play at 10am, the U17 at noon and the U19 at 2:30pm. The games are open to the public.
There are only four games left to the Impact season. After, the U17 and U19 teams will be in the playoffs and the U15 team will have a three-game showcase.
Impact U15 – FC Greater Boston Bolts U15: 1-1 draw
Impact U17 – FC Greater Boston Bolts U17 : 7-1 win
Impact U19 – FC Greater Boston Bolts U19 : 5-1 win
Head to head
Both teams are playing in different groups, so they face each other only once a year. Last year, the Impact U18 won 2-1 at the Red Bulls Training Facility, while the U16 team lost 2-0.
In each age category, the Red Bulls are at the top of the standings.
At the U15 level, New York has a 17-4-1 record with 73 goals scored. The team is second in the league with 3.3 goals scored per game, behind the LA Galaxy. Striker Thomas Tulgar stands out with 23 goals in 22 games.
The Red Bulls U17 is first in the league with a 21-1-1 record. The team hasn’t lost in its last nine games and have a hot striker in Scott Taylor, who has scored 20 goals in 16 games.
The Red Bulls U19 is also first in the league with a 20-1-1 record and only 14 goals allowed this season, the lowest total in the league.
About the New York Red Bulls
In addition to its MLS and USL teams, the Red Bulls academy consists of seven teams: U12, U13, U14, U15, U17, U19 and U23 (USL PDL).
Over the years, 16 players have signed a homegrown contract with the New York Red Bulls. Today, six of them are still playing with the MLS team: Tyler Adams, Brandon Allen, Sean Davis, Derrick Etienne, Connor Lade and Alex Muyl.