Cristian Casseres Jr.
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New York Red Bulls teenage midfielder Cristian Casseres Jr.s favorite moment of the season just had to be when he netted his first MLS goal.

It wasn’t the best season for the New York Red Bulls, but some of the players still have sweet memories to forever remember.

Nineteen-year-old Cristian Casseres Jr. revealed what his best moment of the season was. As expected, Casseres Jr.’s choice was when netted his first-ever MLS goal.

“My favorite moment of the year was when I scored my first MLS goal,” the Venezuelan said in an interview with the club.

He didn’t enjoy that moment alone.

“It was a special moment for me and I was able to make my family very happy,” the teenager said.

Casseres Jr. was born into a family whose love for soccer runs deep. His father, Cristian Casseres, played at the highest level in Venezuela and even represented the national team for nine years (1999-2008).

Casseres Jr. netted his first MLS goal against Minnesota United F.C. on April. 6, 2019 at the Red Bull Arena. He scored by drilling a rebound in the net from the six-yard box.

The midfielder’s goal cut Minnesota’s lead, 2-1. Unfortunately for the Red Bulls, they didn’t manage to score an equalizer and lost the encounter, 2-1.

Casseres Jr. later found the net two more times this season and racked four assists.

It was the Deportivo La Guaira product’s first season being a regular on RBNY’s first team. Last year, Casseres Jr. spent most of his time with the second squad.

Another Red Bull player also told the club what his favorite moment of the year was, Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Wright-Phillips’s best moment of the season was when he was slowly getting back to full fitness after a groin injury but still scored a 93rd-minute equalizer versus the team’s rivals Atlanta United on July 7.

Originally from Haiti, Ralph 'Onz' Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, the Cosmopolitan Soccer League and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz started covering the New York Red Bulls for ESNY and joined Haitian Times.