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Academy Recap: RSL succeeds in California

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: October 16, 2012

West Conference

Real Salt Lake’s trip to Southern California proved to be a productive one indeed – the Arizona-based Academy had little travel on a trip to San Diego, with the U18s winning 2-0 over the Surf, and the U16s with a 4-1 win. The trip also featured a trip to take on Nomads SC, which RSL U18s won 3-0 and drew 1-1.

The LA Galaxy split a pair of matches with Chivas USA at the Home Depot Center over the weekend, in a typically close encounter.

Central Conference

Shattuck-Saint Mary’s picked up a pair of impressive victories on the weekend – the U18s kept Chicago Fire’s dangerous attack at bay in a 1-0 win, while the U16s also emerged victorious with a 2-1 win. Salvador Perez and Akeem Ward each tallied for the U16 teams.

Also making the trip up to Minnesota for a packed weekend was the Chicago Magic. By winning three of the four games, the Magic showed that they’re going to be in the mix in the Mid-American Division throughout the season. The U18s beat the Thunder Academy and Shattuck-Saint Mary’s by identical 1-0 score lines, while the U16s lost 1-0 to the Thunder and won 3-2.

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It’s now five straight wins on the season for Sporting KC’s U18s after a 3-2 win against Real Colorado over the past weekend. Seo-In Kim, Eduardo Moreno and Cole Stevenson all accounted for the scoring on the day.

The defending U18 champions FC Dallas continued this season in style, with another victory – this time a 2-0 win against Solar Chelsea. Kellyn Acosta and Bobby Edet tallied the goals. The other matchup provided a shootout, a 3-2 win for FCD, with Santiago Agudelo, Cesar Murillo and Wilfred Williams accounting for the tallies.

Cameron Lindley’s goal for Indiana United Fire’s U18s led the way in a 1-0 win over St. Louis Scott Gallagher.

East Conference 

Weston FC’s U18 side overwhelmed Concorde Fire’s defense, cruising to a 5-0 win. Nicholas Pappacena scored twice on the day. The U16s also managed to get past the Fire, winning 1-0. David Mejia accounted for the winning goal.

It was a pair of massive, easy wins for New York Red Bulls against Seacoast United. Ismar Tandir, Alex Muyl and Amando Moreno each scored two goals for the U18s in an 8-0 win, while the U16s won 4-1.

Meetings between the Baltimore Bays and D.C. United get typically heated, as their geographical proximity fosters a nice rivalry. It was a banner day for United, as the U18s won 3-0 and the U16s picked up a narrow 1-0 victory. Abdi Yusuf’s brace for the U18s proved critical.

Making the trip south to Richmond from the Philadelphia area was FC Delco and PA Classics, using it as a chance to go up against the Strikers and the Kickers. It was particularly productive for FC Delco on the trip south – the U18s tied the Strikers and beat the Kickers, while the U16s won both games. The Classics managed similar results, winning three games and tying one.

 
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