The U-18 boy's team demonstrated their ability to win games with both depth of their squad, while overcoming windy conditions against nationally recognized New York Red Bull's Academy League Team.
Two first half goals by second year forward, Benny Barshi is all the IMG Academy soccer program needed to secure victory over visiting New York Red Bull in a friendly exhibition. IMG wasted no time scoring in the 10th minute of play to take an early 1-0 advantage, when Benny Barshai was slotted through on perfectly placed pass by Alex Walters. IMG retained much of the possession in the first half and capitalized in the final minutes to make the contest 2-0 at halftime. Red Bull applied some pressure in the second half bringing them back into the contest with an early score. The game never was in doubt with IMG controlling most of the tempo and Benny Barshai completed the hat-trick, scoring his third goal on the day in the 75th minute.
IMG Academy soccer program will be back in competition on February 28th when it hosts Miami FC in US Academy League action.