RCNJ SIGNS STANDOUT CVC MIDFIELDER TO USL2 AND USL ACADEMY TEAMS

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Allentown HS sophomore signs for RCNJ 2022 USL League Two season…


2021 NJ.com CVC Player of the Year Watchlist….


The first player to be signed to RCNJ’s boys USL Academy team, powered by Match Fit Academy

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Allentown HS midfielder Cade Maglione has signed with Real Central NJ Soccer for the 2022 USL League Two season, pending league and federation approval. Maglione tallied 29 points in his sophomore season for the Redbirds, scoring 12 and dishing out 5 assists. The 2024 graduate has been recognized by NJ.com on multiple occasions, including the CVC watchlist for Player of the Year honors in 2021. He is also the first player to be signed to RCNJ’s recently announced USL Academy side.


“Cade is really excited to represent Real Central as the club’s first USL Academy player,” said Cade’s father, Ryan Maglione. “He wants to make an impact for the club, and not just to be recognized as a youth player.”


Maglione plays for Match Fit Academy and captained the club’s ECNL ‘05 team that captured a NJYS State Cup in 2021. That same year, he was selected by ECNL coaches to the Northeast Conference First Team. Maglione has been selected to multiple Red Bull’s Select Teams and was selected to Surf’s National team during the 2020-21 and 2022 seasons.


“Cade is just a different kind of player at his age,” said head coach Brian Woods. “The things he’s able to do from the midfield, his mentality, his understanding of the game, and his savviness will only help him succeed in League Two. I’m really excited for him to take this next step up.”


Last week, RCNJ and Match Fit Academy announced a partnership to run a boys USL Academy League program starting in 2023. Maglione is the first player signed to the USL Academy squad, but will appear for the club’s USL League Two team this summer. He is not the first Match Fit product to sign with RCNJ in 2022, as returning players Wesley Leggett and Justin Brunow are returning for the second season with the club. Leggett, who led the team in goals last season, and Brunow, 2021’s assist leader, both played for Match Fit Academy during their youth careers.


“Match Fit Academy FC believes true player development should