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Dev. Academy Recap: Full steam ahead

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: November 5, 2013


North Carolina recruit and U.S. youth international Alan Winn bagged two goals, guiding his Solar Chelsea U18 squad to a 4-1 win at home against the Colorado Rapids. Solar’s U16s also edged the other encounter between the two clubs on the weekend by a 2-1 score.

Alan Winn, boys club soccerAlan Winn

Crew Soccer Academy Wolves got the better of their parent affiliate club in the U18 matchup, as the Michigan side won 3-0. Ken Krolicki and Ahinga Selemani each bagged second half tallies in the win. The Wolves also won the U16 matchup, as Ryan Kobakof and Benjamin Snider accounted for the offense in a 2-1 victory.

In a matchup of local rivals, Sockers FC U18s jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Christopher Mueller and Matthew Swift, and held on for a one-goal win against Chicago Magic. Francesco Moore provided the consolation tally for the Magic. Sockers also nabbed full points in the U16 encounter, winning 1-0.

Four different players found the back of the net as FC Dallas U18 continued its strong start in conference play with a 4-0 win against Texas Rush. FCD also secured the win in the 16 meeting, 3-2.

Elochukwu Ozumba inspired a comeback for the Houston Dynamo U18s. Trailing 2-0 entering the game’s final ten minutes, Ozumba struck in the 86th minute and in injury time to grab a point against Lonestar SC. Two goals from Juan Flores provided the full points for Houston U16s, winning 2-1. Nick Marcin’s third minute goal wasn’t enough for Lonestar.


Former U.S. youth international and De Anza Force midfielder Angel Heredia put two goals past his old San Jose Earthquakes squad, as the Force claimed a 4-2 victory in the U18 meeting. Eli Padilla and Juan Velasquez accounted for the Earthquakes offense in the loss. The Quakes did get revenge in the U16 game, winning 2-0. Philip Hausen scored both goals for San Jose.

Real So Cal and Strikers FC split their pair of matches, as Real So Cal U18s earned the full points in a 5-1 win, while Strikers U16s won 3-0.

The Portland Timbers traveled south for a pair of games against San Juan Soccer Club. It was a good weekend for the U18s, as the Timbers put six past San Juan in a 6-0 victory. Neither side could find the back of the net in the U16 matchup, which finished 0-0.

Arsenal FC U18 got on the board first in the 31st minute, but LA Galaxy scored four unanswered to win 4-1. Adonis Amaya, Elijah Martin, Steve Martinez and Jeffrey Quezada all scored for the Galaxy. Two goals early in the second half were also enough for LA’s U16s, which won 2-0.


Three goals in the first half paved the way for Bethesda Olney U18 to continue its strong start in the Development Academy with a 4-1 defeat of the Richmond Kickers. Mouctar Bah scored for the Kickers and Benjamin Di Rosa tallied for Bethesda-Olney as the two sides drew 1-1 in the U16 game.

PDA U18 maintained an unbeaten start to the season – though didn’t win for the first time in 2013-14 – drawing 1-1 with the Philadelphia Union. Zach Knudson opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, though PDA had a man sent off for a second yellow, and Neicko Williams tied the game in the 63rd minute.

A first-half flurry of goals – three in the first 35 minutes – set the tone for the Concorde Fire U18s, as they cruised past Weston FC 4-0. Jake Mezei, Khallil Stewart, Dembakwi Yomba and Adam Abdellaui each scored in the win. Weston grabbed the three points in the U16 game, edging it 1-0.

Two late goals from Athur Bosua and Jeongho Ahn accounted for the winner margin in Albertson SC’s 2-0 victory against Revolution Empire U18s. Albertson U16s also were victorious, securing a 7-1 win behind a Barry Sharifi hat trick.

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