Yesterday we looked at the U18’s action over the weekend and today we look at their younger counterparts in the U16 division. There were blowouts, stalemates and some wild scorelines across the Academy.
Real Salt Lake-Arizona defeated Arsenal FC 2-0 with the day belonging to Dylan Kelly our #32 overall player in the 2013 class. The forward scored both of the goals for a Real Salt Lake team that also featured #43 overall player, Isaias Juarez. The win for RSL pulls them back into the mix in the SoCal Division.
The top two teams in the Frontier Division faced off on Saturday afternoon as Sporting Kansas City defeated Shattuck-Saint Mary’s 2-0. #71 overall prospect David Liechty and Wes White had the goals for SKC while ranked players Ryan Hill, Clay Stewart and Seo-In Kim also featured for the MLS academy side. The other game of the weekend for SKC was a 0-0 draw with Minnesota Thunder Academy featuring shutouts from goalies Nicholas Lenertz and Evan Wright.
Down in Texas, a light schedule saw FC Dallas score the most impressive result of the weekend with a goal from Bobby Edet and two goals from Erick Chapa leading FCD to a 3-0 win over Lonestar SC with goalie Caleb Underwood pitching a shutout. Lonestar SC would bounce back on Sunday, however, defeating Andromeda 2-0 behind goals from Benjamin Joseph and Jason Strouphauer.
Great Lakes Division
Up in the Great Lakes, a 37th minute goal from Jeffery Adkins saw Vardar defeat Chicago Magic 1-0 rising to second place in the division. The Columbus Crew Academy cemented their first place position in the division with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Indiana United. All three goals for Columbus came in the second half through Jeremy Fernandes, Jared Robinson and Thomas Harr while Mike Thomas wasn’t beaten in goal.
First place Charlotte Soccer Academy had a fantastic weekend in Florida coming away with two wins out of two games. On Saturday afternoon, CSA defeated the IMG Soccer Academy in a come-from-behind 2-1 victory. Pablo Aguilar put IMG ahead with a goal in the 57th minute, but Santiago Patino and Benjamin Burdon turned the game around scoring in the 78th and 80th minute. In the second game of the weekend, CSA shutout Clearwater Chargers 2-0, with goals coming from Ian Orr and John Bruni.
North Meck FC completed the same Florida double victory beating Clearwater Chargers 2-0 on Saturday and stomping IMG Academy 5-0 on Sunday.
Heading East, NJSA 04 had a nice weekend defeating Liberty Division leaders Met Oval 4-2. Mael Corboz and Ethan Decker bagged a couple of goals each for NJSA while Nicholas Bacarella scored two goals for Met Oval in a losing effort. Phil Horan and Julian Petrello produced shutouts for NJSA and Cosmos Academy East in their Sunday 0-0 matchup.
Empire United, first place in the Northeast Division, solidified their spot with a 1-0 with over Potomac by way of a 9th minute goal from Darren Cooper. Second placed New England Revolution drew 2-2 with fellow MLS Academy team New York Red Bulls. New York’s goals came from Freddy Elliot and Arun Basuljevic while Willis Griffith and Devin Devoy scored for a New England side that featured Homegrown signing and our national #1, Diego Fagundez.