The New York Red Bulls U23s ended their two-match losing skid with a come from behind victory over the Lehigh Valley United Sonic. Playing in front of 300 spectators at the Whitehall High School Soccer Stadium in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, the Baby Bulls scored two goals in two minutes to clinch a 4-3 victory.
Ethan Decker (Red Bulls Academy/Louisville) opened the scoring in the 16th minute off an Alex Muyl (Red Bulls Academy/Georgetown) assist. Lehigh Valley tied the match up at 1-1 before Chris Lema (Red Bulls Academy/Georgetown) put the Baby Bulls up 2-1 going into the half.
Miguel Ross scored two goals for Lehigh Valley in the 60th and 71st minute to put the hosts up 3-2. However, Jared Stroud (PDA/Colgate) and Mael Corboz (Red Bulls Academy/Maryland) scored unassisted goals in the 75th and 77th minutes to put the U23s ahead for good.
Joe Ohaus (PDA/Duke) made 2 saves in the win. Lehigh Valley outshot the Baby Bulls, 14-12, and held a 10-2 advantage on corners.
The Red Bulls U23s are currently in first place in the Premier Development League's Mid Atlantic Division.
The Red Bulls U23s' next match is Sunday, June 14th against Reading United A.C. at 7:00 p.m. at the Red Bull Training Facility in Hanover, New Jersey. Reading are currently in second place in the Mid Atlantic Division.
STARTING LINEUP: Joe Ohaus; Billy Stevens, Joe Farrell, Antonio Matarazzo, Kevin Politz;Joseph Swenson, Chris Lema, Mael Corboz; Ethan Decker, Alex Muyl, Jared Stroud
SUBSTITUTIONS: Sean Sheridan
UNUSED SUBSTITUTIONS: Brian White, Alex Tejera, Michael Lansing, Evan Louro