The New York Red Bulls have always had a highly regarded academy system, despite it not paying dividends at the Senior level yet. TopDrawerSoccer.com is one of the best places to go to get information on youth teams from across the country, they also keep rankings for U-13 through U-18 teams in the US & Canada. So, how do the Red Bulls academy teams compare to the rest of the country? Let's take a look.
U-14: The Red Bulls U-14 team is #2 for a second consecutive month behind FC Golden State - Academy. They outrank LA Galaxy - Academy and Vardar from Michigan.
U-16: The U-16 team climbed from #2 to #1 in November, unseating the previous #1, the Philadelphia Union, who dropped to #3. The Vancouver Whitecaps also climbed above Philadelphia, moving from #3 to #2.
U-18: The Red Bulls come in at #2, climbing from #3 in November. The Whitecaps - Academy repeated at #1, with 5 other MLS organizations in the top 10.