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Boys DA Apr 07, 2016

Around the U.S. Soccer Development Academy: Week 19

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See below for a look at some of the top headlines from around the U.S. Soccer Development Academy this week, along with an update on the league leaders and top match-ups coming up this weekend.

+U.S. Soccer Development Academy East Conference Recap: Week 18

Headlines

New York Red Bulls LogoFormer New York Red Bulls Academy star Miazga makes history

Defender Matt Miazga became the first American player to play with Chelsea FC for a Premiere League game when he suited up Saturday against AVFC. The 20-year-old joined the Red Bulls U14 team in 2009 and won a national championship with the U16 team in 2012. Instead of playing collegiately at the University of Michigan, Miazga decided to sign a professional contract with the Red Bulls. He joined Chelsea this January.

CAIYFC-Logo-WebDevelopment Academy clubs set to compete in Cayman Airways U-15 Invitational

Teams representing D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, Seattle Sounders FC, IMG, LA Galaxy and Orlando City Academy will compete in the Cayman Airways U-15 Invitational from May 10-15 in the Cayman Islands. The international event will also include teams from Manchester United, Club Deportivo, Cuba Federation, Swindon Town FC, Cavalier Soccer and the Cayman Islands.

Colorado Rapids logoMembers of Colorado Rush travel to Italy for Montecatini Cup

Thirty-one players from the U13 age group traveled to Italy with Rush Select. There were two teams — Select-CO and Select-VA — comprised of players from 12 different Rush clubs, including the Colorado Rush. The two Select teams finished in a tie for first, while the Italian clubs finished behind them.

Vancouver WhitecapsWhitecaps FC Residency sweep weekend matches in Portland

It was a clean sweep for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Portland this past weekend. In addition to WFC2 winning 3-1 over Timbers 2 in USL action, both the U-18 and U-16 Residency teams also won against the Timbers in USSDA action.

+Read: U.S. U-15 Boys National Team defeats Club Atletico Talleres 5-1

New York Soccer ClubNew York SC U-17s win Dallas Cup

The New York SC 98 Boys were crowned champions at the Dallas Cup U17 Boys Tournament. After a grueling week of 5 games and undefeated, the boys took the championship game vs Solar Chelsea (Texas), with a 2-0 win.

Chicago Fire logoChicago Fire Academy: Generation Adidas Cup, Dallas Cup round-up

The Chicago Fire Academy U-16 and U-12 sides concluded play in the 2016 Generation adidas Cup tournament held in Frisco, Texas. Meanwhile, Fire Academy midfielder Cameron Lindley recently took part in the 2016 edition of the highly competitive Dallas Cup with the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team.

New York Red Bulls LogoNew York Red Bulls U-12s kick off spring season on winning note

The New York Red Bulls U-12 Blue and White teams were the lone academy sides in action last weekend and kicked off the spring portion of the 2015-16 Northeast Pre-Academy League season.

Most Goals scored (Individual)

U15/16

CINI-lucasLucas Cini (Boca United Football) – 22 goals
Lucas Cini of Boca United has been as dominant a scorer as any so far this season. He’s scored half of his team’s 44 goals and has started all 27 games. While Boca United (9-15-3) remains outside the playoff picture, this squad has one of the best goal scorers in the Development Academy and has scored the second-most goals of any team in the Southeast Division.

Top Five
1) Lucas Cini (Boca United Football) – 22
2) Arda Bulut (San Jose Earthquakes) – 21
3) Kyle Holcomb (Pateadores) – 20
T4) Rhys De Sota (Real Colorado) – 19
T4) Alan Camacho Soto (Vancouver Whitecaps FC) – 19

U17/18

RICEelijahElijah Rice (Real Salt Lake AZ) – 22 goals
Real Salt Lake AZ leads the Southwest Division with 58 goals scored, and forward Elijah Rice is a significant reason why. The University of Washington commit has found the back of the net 22 times in 21 starts, while Alec Felix is Real Salt Lake AZ’s next highest scorer with eight goals. Real Salt Lake AZ (15-5-6) sits in third place in the Southwest Division and currently holds the 18th seed in the playoffs, so its likely Rice will have the opportunity to bring his monstrous scoring numbers into the postseason.

Top Five
1) Elijah Rice (Real Salt Lake AZ) – 22
2) Nathaniel Adamolekun (Orlando City SC) – 17
T3) Alex Rose (Capital Area Railhawks) – 16
T3) Noe Meza (Crossfire Premier) – 16
T3) Patrick Okonkwo (Georgia United) – 16

Top Match-Ups This Weekend (U15/16)

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Crossfire Premier (10-6-5) @ Real Salt Lake AZ (14-8-4) – Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri (9-5-2) @ Sockers FC (9-0-6) – Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Seattle Sounders FC (12-6-4) @ Vancouver Whitecaps FC (17-4-3) – Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
IMG Academy (11-7-5) @ Weston FC (17-2-4) – Saturday at 5 p.m.

Top Match-Ups This Weekend (U17/18)

Nomads SC (15-3-8) @ LA Galaxy (16-3-6) – Saturday at 10 a.m.
Crossfire Premier (9-5-7) @ Real Salt Lake AZ (15-5-6) – Saturday at 10 a.m.
Indiana Fire Academy (5-2-7 @ Crew SC Academy Wolves (11-4-0) – Saturday at 1 p.m.
Houston Dynamo (13-1-4) @ FC Dallas (12-3-3) – Saturday at 1 p.m.
Seattle Sounders FC (11-5-6) @ Vancouver Whitecaps FC (13-1-10) – Saturday at 1 p.m.
Chargers Soccer Club (12-7-5) @ Kendall SC (13-6-5) – Saturday at 1:45 p.m.

U-15/16 Playoff Pool (As of April 7)

Rank Team Conference Division GP W L T Pts GF GA GD Pts/GP
1 FC Dallas U-15/16 Central U-15/16 Frontier 18 16 2 0 48 49 13 36 2.6667
2 New York Red Bulls U-15/16 East U-15/16 Atlantic 16 12 1 3 39 52 12 40 2.4375
3 Weston FC U-15/16 East U-15/16 Southeast 23 17 2 4 55 60 16 44 2.3913
4 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-15/16 West U-15/16 Northwest 24 17 4 3 54 64 24 40 2.25
5 LA Galaxy U-15/16 West U-15/16 Southwest 25 18 5 2 56 73 29 44 2.24
6 Sockers FC U-15/16 Central U-15/16 Mid-America 15 9 0 6 33 36 11 25 2.2
7 Crew SC Academy Wolves U-15/16 Central U-15/16 Mid-America 15 10 2 3 33 32 18 14 2.2
8 FC Golden State U-15/16 West U-15/16 Southwest 26 17 3 6 57 58 27 31 2.1923
9 Real Colorado U-15/16 Central U-15/16 Frontier 16 10 2 4 34 38 18 20 2.125
10 Montreal Impact FC U-15/16 East U-15/16 Northeast 16 10 2 4 34 31 21 10 2.125
11 Philadelphia Union U-15/16 East U-15/16 Atlantic 18 11 3 4 37 38 16 22 2.0556
12 Oakwood Soccer Club U-15/16 East U-15/16 Northeast 19 10 3 6 36 37 22 15 1.8947
13 New England Revolution U-15/16 East U-15/16 Northeast 17 9 3 5 32 24 15 9 1.8824
14 Capital Area Railhawks – CASL U-15/16 East U-15/16 Southeast 24 14 7 3 45 36 21 15 1.875
15 Chicago Magic PSG U-15/16 Central U-15/16 Mid-America 13 7 3 3 24 26 14 12 1.8462
16 Orlando City SC U-15/16 East U-15/16 Southeast 23 13 7 3 42 40 25 15 1.8261
17 Seattle Sounders FC U-15/16 West U-15/16 Northwest 22 12 6 4 40 46 23 23 1.8182
18 Strikers FC U-15/16 West U-15/16 Southwest 27 15 8 4 49 58 40 18 1.8148
19 San Jose Earthquakes U-15/16 West U-15/16 Northwest 23 12 8 3 39 46 28 18 1.6957
20 Sporting Kansas City U-15/16 Central U-15/16 Frontier 20 10 7 3 33 50 36 14 1.65
21 PA Classics U-15/16 East U-15/16 Atlantic 17 8 6 3 27 23 25 -2 1.5882

U-17/18 Playoff Pool (As of April 7)

Rank Team Conference Division GP W L T Pts GF GA GD Pts/GP
1 BW Gottschee Academy U-17/18 East U-17/18 Northeast 18 17 1 0 51 40 6 34 2.8333
2 Houston Dynamo U-17/18 Central U-17/18 Frontier 18 13 1 4 43 45 17 28 2.3889
3 Chicago Magic PSG U-17/18 Central U-17/18 Mid-America 13 10 2 1 31 33 17 16 2.3846
4 Crew SC Academy Wolves U-17/18 Central U-17/18 Mid-America 15 11 4 0 33 34 13 21 2.2
5 New York Red Bulls U-17/18 East U-17/18 Atlantic 16 11 3 2 35 42 20 22 2.1875
6 Vardar U-17/18 Central U-17/18 Mid-America 16 11 3 2 35 29 10 19 2.1875
7 FC Dallas U-17/18 Central U-17/18 Frontier 18 12 3 3 39 35 10 25 2.1667
8 LA Galaxy U-17/18 West U-17/18 Southwest 25 16 3 6 54 43 19 24 2.16
9 Orlando City SC U-17/18 East U-17/18 Southeast 23 14 2 7 49 52 20 32 2.1304
10 Capital Area Railhawks – CASL U-17/18 East U-17/18 Southeast 24 16 6 2 50 73 40 33 2.0833
11 Sacramento Republic FC U-17/18 West U-17/18 Northwest 24 15 4 5 50 45 26 19 2.0833
12 Philadelphia Union U-17/18 East U-17/18 Atlantic 18 11 3 4 37 38 12 26 2.0556
13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-17/18 West U-17/18 Northwest 24 13 1 10 49 64 19 45 2.0417
14 Nomads SC U-17/18 West U-17/18 Southwest 26 15 3 8 53 36 18 18 2.0385
15 Montreal Impact FC U-17/18 East U-17/18 Northeast 16 9 2 5 32 42 21 21 2
16 Players Development Academy U-17/18 East U-17/18 Atlantic 19 11 3 5 38 39 21 18 2
17 Texas Rush U-17/18 Central U-17/18 Frontier 19 12 5 2 38 40 25 15 2
18 Real Salt Lake AZ U-17/18 West U-17/18 Southwest 26 15 5 6 51 58 30 28 1.9615
19 Kendall SC U-17/18 East U-17/18 Southeast 24 13 6 5 44 65 40 25 1.8333
20 Seattle Sounders FC U-17/18 West U-17/18 Northwest 22 11 5 6 39 50 22 28 1.7727
21 Beachside SC U-17/18 East U-17/18 Northeast 18 9 7 2 29 26 23 3 1.6111

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