PDA Player Teddy Schneider Signs an MLS Contract !!!!

PDA players in the spotlight Jeffrey, Hernandez, and Francois

DEFENSIVE COVER
Red Bulls sign supplemental pick Teddy Schneider

Needing some cover on defense, the Red Bulls announced on Tuesday that signed supplemental draft pick Teddy Schneider to an MLS contract. Teddy played his whole youth soccer career at the Players Development Academy, in Zarephath.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Teddy had a solid pre-season camp and we are excited to sign him to our squad,” Red Bulls general manager and sporting director Erik Soler said. “He will give us cover at left back and we look forward to tracking his development this season.”

The Red Bulls selected Schneider in second round (31st overall) of the 2011 MLS supplemental draft.

A native of Califon, N.J., Schneider was a four-year player at Princeton University. He helped the Tigers finish atop the Ivy League during his senior season. He also was named as a second team All-Ivy League selection.

Schneider played in 69 games, starting 65, in his college career. He registered seven goals and eight assists.

The 5-6, 130-lb. Schneider started and played 90 minutes in the Red Bulls reserves’ 3-1 victory over the University of Virginia last week.
11TH-HOUR DEFEAT
Red Bulls reserves fall to Union, 2-1
 
Through our partnership with the Philadelphia Union of MLS, Christian Hernandez and Christiano Francois of the PDA U-18 Academy Team played for the Philly Union Reserves and beat RBNY reserves 2-1 on Sunday with Christian getting an assist on one of the Goals!!
 
WALLINGFORD, Pa. -- Chris Agorsor scored in the 81st minute to lift the Philadelphia Union to a 2-1 victory over the Red Bulls in an MLS Reserve League match at Chester Park on Sunday morning.

Jack McInerney also tallied for the Union, while John Rooney accounted for the lone Red Bulls goal. Each side started nine first-team members.

After a scoreless first half, the Union finally broke the ice in the 50th minute, Roger Torres, who connected for the game-winning goal in Philadelphia’s 1-0 win over the Red Bulls on Saturday night, sent a cross in from the right corner to McInerney, who headed near post from six yards out past a diving Alex Horwath.

The Red Bulls did not wait long to equalize. Two minutes later, Mehdi Ballouchy sent a free kick low to Marcos Paullo, who found an open Rooney at the top of the area. Rooney fired low and hard to the far post, beating a frozen goalkeeper Thorne Holder for a 1-1 deadlock.

It appeared as though New York took the lead midway through the second half. Paullo finished a cross from Rooney, but the referee waved off the goal due to an offside call.

In the 81st minute, the Union struck for the game-winner. Substitute Cristian Hernandez, a striker out of the PDA / Philly Union academy, sent McInerney through into space all alone within New York’s area. The 18-year-old’s first attempt was blocked on the goal line, but Agorsor tapped home the rebound for a 2-1 lead.

The Union held an early edge in possession and generated the first scoring opportunities. Zach Pfeffer barely missed a goal from 20 yards, sending a curling strike just wide and high of the near post. Juan Diego Gonzalez had an opportunity to finish a loose ball in the penalty area following a half-bicycle from Agorsor, but the defender’s header was just off the mark.

Rooney had two near misses in the later in the first half, curling a ball wide of the far post from the top of the area and having another attempt blocked by McInerney at the edge of the six-yard box.

The Red Bulls’ best chance of the first half came after forward Corey Hertzog, the team’s top pick in the 2011 MLS Super Draft, beat his man along the right touchline. Former Adelphi University goalkeeper Thorne Holder parried away the rookie’s close-range, angled attempt.

The Union closed out the first half with a golden opportunity. Torres sent a through ball to McInerney that was deflected by defender Tyler Lassister. Agorsor ran onto the loose ball and was alone on goal, but his first touch was too strong, enabling Horwath to charge off his line and break up the play.

 

Matthew Jeffrey of the PDA U-18 Academy team has been selected to play for the US U-18 Team in their upcoming Camp this week.
 
 
 
U.S. U-18 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeff Gal (Sockers FC; Bartlett, Ill.), Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City; Leawood, Kans.)
DEFENDERS (8): Jonathan Campbell (NC Fusion; Greensboro, N.C.), Matt Jeffery (PDA; Freehold, N.J.), Mitchell Lurie (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Timothy Parker (Albertson SC; Hicksville, N.Y.), Grant Silvester (CDA; Sacramento, Calif.), Scott Thomsen (New York Red Bulls Academy; Brick, N.J.), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Walker Zimmerman (Furman University; Lawrenceville, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Stefano Bonomo (De Anza Force; Hillsborough, Calif.), Seth Casiple (CDA; Sacramento, Calif.), Daniel Cuevas Granados (CDA; Sacramento, Calif.), Miguel Lopez, Jr. (Classics Elite; Alton, Texas), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bollingbrook, Ill.), Marcus Salandy-Defour (D.C. United Academy; Kensington, Md.), Christopher Somerville (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; West Chester, Pa.), Gabe Stauber (FC Westchester; Waccabuc, N.Y.), Will Trapp (Crew Soccer Academy; Gahanna, Ohio), Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler (CASL Chelsea SC; Cary, N.C.)
FORWARDS (4): Villyan Bijev (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Isaac Kannah (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Plymouth Minn.), Luis Rendon (FC Richmond Magic; Chesterfield, Va.), Khiry Shelton (Lonestar SC; Leander, Texas)

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