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Development Academy Recap: March 2-4

Published: March 5, 2012

Real Salt Lake-Arizona’s U18 team is absolutely destroying opponents recently. On Saturday, RSL-AZ beat Crossfire Premier 5-0 for the third win in a row by that score. The lone difference this week was Maikon Orrellana decided to hog all the goals.

The El Salvador U23 international netted four of the five goals against Crossfire to bring his season tally up to 10. Ricardo Velasco grabbed the other goal, and RSL-AZ U18 improved to 7-6-4 on the season overall.

The RSL-AZ U16 also trounced the visitors with a 4-0 victory behind a hat trick from Andrew Brody, who now leads the team with eight goals on the season.

Central Conference:

FC Dallas U18 won the opener of the weekend with a 3-0 shutout victory over Sporting KC on Friday night. Jose de la Tejera, Nicholas Rochowski, and Flavio Guzman all scored in the win.

In the U16 game, FC Dallas’ Abdulraham Yassine scored twice in a 2-2 draw with Sporting KC. Darby Cronin and Cole Stevenson found the back of the net for the home side.

Columbus Crew returned to Development Academy action with resounding success over the weekend.

On Saturday, Crew U18 beat Andromeda 5-0 behind two goals from Zachary Mason and a goal a piece from Zachary Leedom, Gavin Craig, and Nicholas Parianos. In the U16 game, Crew won 2-0 via tallies from Nathan Kohl and Darien Giordano. Both games on Sunday against Solar ended in scoreless draws.

In Texas, Texas Rush U18 and Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Texas Rush U16 won the afternoon game 1-0.

Unceremoniously, the Dallas Texans U16 undefeated run came to an end over the weekend. Texans SC Houston ended the streak at 19 games with a 2-0 win on Sunday.

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West Conference:

Vancouver Whitecaps topped San Jose Earthquakes in both games on Saturday. The Whitecaps won the U18 contest 3-0 thanks to goals form Spencer DeBoice, Carlos Marquez, and Yassin Essa. The U16 game ended with the same score. Jordan Haynes, Mitch Piraux, and Carlos Pation scored for the home team.

Pateadores claimed two victories against California Development Academy in Northern California over the weekend. TJ Casner scored the lone goal in the U18 clash. Kevin Delatorre and John Baron recorded tallies in the U16 game.

In Southern California, Chivas USA U18 stormed out to a 3-0 lead before Arsenal mounted a furious comeback late in the second. Ricardo Hernandez and Miguel Gonzalez both scored for Arsenal in the last 20 minutes, but the road team could not find the tying-goal. Jose Dheming provided two great assists for the winning team, which was shorthanded due to Marco Delgado and Ben Spencer traveling to Portland with the full professional team.

Arsenal U16 won the later game 4-3 thanks to the return of Paul Arriola to the roster. Arriola, who had a goal and two assists in the win, was playing high school soccer for the last few months. He fit in seamlessly in his return, but did leave the game early due to an apparent hamstring injury.

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