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New York Red Bulls U23s stage late comeback, get revenge on Baltimore Bohemians

One down, one to go this weekend.

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The New York Red Bulls U23s (5-2-2) came into this weekend needing two wins from two matches to maintain pace in a tight playoff race. Their job is halfway done after a come from behind 2-1 win over the Baltimore Bohemians (4-6-1) on a rainy day in front of 92 spectators at Bonvegna Field in Baltimore.

Malcolm Harris opened the scoring in the 43rd minute, beating the Red Bulls defense off a Michael Scott assist. Mael Corboz (Red Bulls Academy/Maryland) evened things up in the 80th minute. Substitute Mike Innocenzi (Red Bulls Academy/Harvard) clinched the win in the 90th minute completing the comeback and clinching three points.

Goalkeeper Michael Lansing (PDA/Bucknell) made four saves in the victory.

Adam Najem (Red Bulls Academy/Akron) -- previously reported to be spending the PDL season with the Michigan Bucks -- made his first appearance with the U23s last night according to the official stat sheet. We're in the process of confirming it's veracity. If he is staying in the fold it's a good thing because Najem is a potential Homegrown of the highest caliber and has been lighting up college defenses.

The Red Bulls avenged a previous defeat to the Bohemians, 2-1 on June 3rd. Here are the current standings in the Premier Development League Mid Atlantic Division.

The Red Bulls U23s play their second match of the weekend against the D.C. United U23s today at 5:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Sports Complex in Leesburg, Virginia. The Red Bulls were previously awarded a 3-0 win after D.C. used an ineligible player when the teams met in May.


Starting lineup: Michael Lansing, Joe Farrell, Antonio Matarazzo, Rhys Williams, Scott Thomsen, Sean Sheridan, Christopher Lema, Mael Corboz, Adam Najem, Alex Muyl, Alex Tejera

Substitutes: Timothy Schmoll, Brian White, Michael Innocenzi, Steven Echevarria

Unused substitutes: Chris Thorsheim, Zach Knudson, Joe Ohaus