FOUR KEEPERS REPRESENT NYRB ACADEMY ON US NATIONAL TEAMS

L-R : Kevin Bonder, Jake Leahy, Max Brown, Evan Louro, Bouna Coundoul, Academy Goalkeeper Coach Andrew Sparkes, Nick Cerrone, Alek Gogic, Keith Cardona. Not Pictured: Santiago Castano

The New York Red Bulls Academy recently had its fourth goalkeeper called into a National Team camp this year, as Alex Gogic of the New York Red Bulls Academy U-14 side was called to the Under-14 United States National Team for a training camp. Gogic joins fellow U-14 keeper Evan Louro, Red Bulls U-18 keeper Keith Cardona and Red Bulls U-15 keeper Santiago Castano as the four goalkeepers from the Red Bulls Academy to be called to a National Team Camp this year. The Red Bulls now have the most goalkeepers called to National Team camps in 2010 of any youth organization in the nation.

“Its great to have 4 Red Bulls Goalkeepers in US National Camps,” said Red Bulls Academy Goalkeepers Coach Andrew Sparkes.  “The experience they get while away with the National Team is invaluable for their development.”

Gogic joined the Red bulls Academy in the beginning of 2010. He joined the U-14 United States National Team for a camp in August of 2009. He will join the squad again for a camp in Zarapeth, New Jersey starting June 21st until June 28th.

Joining Gogic at the camp on June 21st will be fellow Red Bulls U-14 keeper Evan Louro. Louro is currently in his first season with the Red Bulls Academy. A product of the Red Bulls Regional Development School, Louro has played a lot of the current season up on the Red Bulls U-15 Academy side. Louro was called to the U-14 United States National Team for a camp in Los Angeles, California back in January.

Castano is currently a part of the U-17 United States National Team Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida. Earlier this year, Castano traveled with the U-15 United States National Team on a trip to Argentina. Castano, despite being just 14 years old, trained with the Red Bulls first team earlier this season. Currently, he has joined the U-15 United States National Team for a camp in New Jersey.

Cardona, who was also a part of the U-17 United States National Team Residency Program, was named to the 23 man roster for the U-17 United States National Team for the U-17 FIFA World Cup in Nigeria in October of 2009. Cardona, who joined the U-18 United States National Team for a camp in Los Angeles in April, has also trained with the Red Bulls first team, both in 2009 and 2010.

“We have a great environment here at the Red Bulls to nurture young goalkeepers to get to the next level”, Sparkes added. “They get 3-4 days a week of goalkeeper specific training, and also the opportunity to train with the Red Bulls first team.”

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3 Responses to “FOUR KEEPERS REPRESENT NYRB ACADEMY ON US NATIONAL TEAMS”

  1. Barry Wissler Says:

    Almost nothing better than a fishing joke. My friend just shared this joke with me:Mother to daughter advice: Cook a man a fish and you feed him for a day. But teach a man to fish and you get rid of him for the whole weekend.

  2. Michale Tsiatsos Says:

    I just got back from a 3 week long trip to Cambodia. Wish I would have found your blog sooner.

  3. Ablity Says:

    Red bulls are becoming the leading club in producing usa national team players, we need to keep it up and we can become like barca one day. But when they get big and good like altodore, don’t send them to europe where they’ll just sit on the bench. Keep them here. Make Agudelo the Lebron james of soccer, sell him name, that’s how to make soccer big here in america

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