Red Bulls U12 reach semifinals

BLAINE, Minnesota – The Superiorland Soccer Association Red Bulls U12 squad booked a semifinal bout against Mexico at 7 a.m. today in the USA Cup via a 3-0 quarterfinal victory over the Kenosha, Wisconsin, Nightmares on Friday.

Finn Whalen gave the Red Bulls a 1-0 lead at halftime with an assist from Jacob Rose and two saves by Trevor Salmon.

Salmon gave the Red Bulls a 3-0 lead thanks to a pass from Drew Wyble. Salmon then assisted on the third goal of the match, scored by Hunter Sides.

Nicolaas Vermaat didn’t have to face a single shot in the second half.

“The defense of Joe Lagrou, Sides, Wyble, Erik Salminen and Evan Phillips was outstanding,” coach Dan Salmon said.

“The boys have worked very hard as a team to get to this point and I was proud of the defense responding with a shut out after giving up a goal in back-to-back games.”