OCEANSIDE, California - The group play for the 2018 Boys Development Academy U18/19 Playoffs is over. The eight group winners move onto the quarterfinals on Sunday.
Real Salt Lake claimed the spot from Group A with a wild 3-3 draw against Baltimore Armour that included a goal in the 90th minute to send RSL into the next round. LA Galaxy cruised to the Group B title with an easy 4-0 win over Houston Dynamo.
Sockers claimed the Group C top spot. Despite losing to Oakwood on the first day of play, Sockers, one of two non-MLS academies to move on, advanced over the Connecticut side thanks to a better goal-differential after a 5-1 win over Weston FC on Friday. There was not much drama in Group C as Vancouver Whitecaps cruised to the top spot with a 3-1 win over Pateadores.
New York City FC advanced to the quarterfinals after winning Group E. Crew SC Academy needed a goal in the 90+5’ minute to beat New York Red Bulls and win Group F.
Crossfire Premier continued it’s perfect run in Southern California with a 3-1 win over North Carolina FC Youth. Crossfire won Group G. Philadelphia Union snuck past Portland Timbers on goal differential and won Group H.
TopDrawerSoccer highlights some of the best individual performances from Friday’s games below.