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Boys DA May 19, 2016

Around the U.S. Soccer Development Academy: Week 25

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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.

+Read: U.S. Soccer Development Academy East Conference Recap: Week 24


new-us-soccer-logoU.S. U-17 men’s national earns draw in first game of AIFF Youth Cup

Days after coach John Hackworth named the 23-player roster for the event, the U.S. U-17 men’s national team began the AIFF Youth Cup Cup in Goa, India with a 1-1 draw against Tanzania on May 15. Toronto FC’s Ayomide Akinola scored the U.S.’s only goal in the third minute off a feed from Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus (San Jose Earthquakes), but Tanzania knotted up the score in the 15th minute. The U.S. plays Indiana on Thursday, South Korea on Saturday and Malaysia on May 23.

orlando city scOrlando City SC partners with South Brevard FC

South Brevard FC, based in Space Coast, Florida, will now be able to directly connect with Orlando City SC’s youth academies. For highly skilled players, this partnership also affords them the opportunities to join Orlando City SC’s academy teams and go up against a high-level of competition. Starting May 31, South Brevard FC will hold tryouts for its club. These will take place at Palm Bay Regional Park and last until June 3.

Houston Dynamo LogoHouston Dynamo U-12 team competes in European tournament

Houston Dynamo’s U-12 group played teams like F.C. Barcelona and F.C. Porto as a part of this year’s Arousa Futbol 7 Tournament, a prestigious youth tournament in Spain. Houston Dynamo started the tournament with a 2-2 draw before securing a 2-0 win. It lost 3-0 to FC Barcelona but pulled out a close win over F.C. Porto to advance to the quarterfinals. Houston’s road to a championship ended there, as A.F.C. Ajax handed the team a 4-1 loss. After putting on a quality showing at this international tournament, the Dynamo will have another chance to showcase their abilities against international teams when it plays in the La Liga Tournament in December.

Los Angeles Galaxy - JPEGSeattle Sounders FC logoLA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders FC place at Cayman Airways Youth Cup
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LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC took third and fourth place, respectively, at the Cayman Airways U-15 Invitational Youth Football Cup, which wrapped up May 15 at Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town. Both teams were two wins away from claiming the tournament crown, advancing to the semifinals. LA Galaxy took a 3-2 loss to Manchester City, the eventual champions, while Seattle Sounders FC lost 4-2 to Cuba National. The two Development Academy sides met in the third-place game, and LA Galaxy pulled out a 2-1 win.

Charleston BatterySouth Carolina Battery Academy taking year off

Due to various issues, South Carolina Battery Academy will suspend operations for at least one year. The problems include a lack of practice and game field and the loss of potential players to high school soccer. The club will attempt to return to the Development Academy for the 2017-2018 season. South Carolina Battery Academy is currently 7-19-5 in the U-15/16 division and 11-15-5 at the U-17/18 level.

New York Red Bulls LogoNew York Red Bulls Academy teams post another winning weekend

The New York Red Bulls Academy competed at all age levels the weekend of May 14-15, going 3-2-1. The Red Bulls U-18s, U-16s and U-13s all traveled to New Hampshire to take on Seacoast United, while the U-14s took on New York Soccer Club and the U-12s faced BW Gottshee.

Seattle Sounders FC logoSeattle Sounders Academy U-16s, U-18s pick up wins

With U-14 Sounders Academy team turning plenty of heads in the Cayman Islands, the U-16 and U-18 sides followed suit in Starfire Stadium. Despite missing several key players — Harrison Kurtz, Tobi Jnohope,Lorenzo Ramos and Kei Tomazawa all traveled with S2 for the match against Sacramento—Seattle still managed the double over Portland.

Top Match-ups This Weekend

FC Golden State (21-5-7) @ Real Salt Lake AZ (17-11-5) – Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Seattle Sounders FC (13-9-5) @ Crossfire Premier (14-7-6) – Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
BW Gottschee Academy (12-5-6) @ Montreal Impact FC – Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Weston FC (20-2-6) @ Orlando City SC (15-9-5) – Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
FC Dallas (21-2-0) @ Sporting Kansas City (11-8-4) – Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
New York Red Bulls (15-1-6) @ Philadelphia Union (15-3-6) – Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Chicago Fire (13-5-2) @ Crew SC Academy Wolves (13-4-3) – Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Seattle Sounders FC (14-6-7) @ Crossfire Premier (12-7-8) – Saturday at 11 a.m.
BW Gottschee Academy (22-1-0) @ Montreal Impact FC (11-4-7) – Saturday at 11 a.m.
FC Dallas (17-3-3) @ Sporting Kansas City (13-7-3) – Saturday at 12 p.m.
New York Red Bulls (15-3-4) @ Philadelphia Union (16-3-5) – Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Chicago Fire (10-5-5) @ Crew SC Academy (14-5-1) – Sunday at 10 a.m.
Orlando City SC (18-4-7) @ Chargers Soccer Club (15-9-5) – Sunday at 1 p.m.

League Leaders

Rank Goals GP GPG Player Name Jer Pos Yr Team Conference Division
1 25 28 0.8929 Alan Camacho Soto 41 F 99 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-15/16 West U-15/16 Northwest
2 25 31 0.8065 Lucas Cini 55 F 99 Boca United Football U-15/16 East U-15/16 Southeast
3 24 28 0.8571 Arda Bulut 29 99 San Jose Earthquakes U-15/16 West U-15/16 Northwest
4 23 24 0.9583 Rhys De Sota 40 99 Real Colorado U-15/16 Central U-15/16 Frontier
5 22 30 0.7333 Kyle Holcomb 3 F 00 Pateadores U-15/16 West U-15/16 Southwest
6 19 22 0.8636 Jesus Ferreira 45 F 00 FC Dallas U-15/16 Central U-15/16 Frontier
7 19 27 0.7037 Cheik Fofana 14 99 Georgia United U-15/16 East U-15/16 Southeast
8 17 27 0.6296 Kevin Negrete 23 00 LA Galaxy U-15/16 West U-15/16 Southwest
9 17 29 0.5862 Tyler Bagley 30 M 99 Strikers FC U-15/16 West U-15/16 Southwest
10 17 32 0.5313 Thomas Williamson 29 F 99 Strikers FC U-15/16 West U-15/16 Southwest
Rank Goals GP GPG Player Name Jer Pos Yr Team Conference Division
1 24 26 0.9231 Alex Rose 17 98 Capital Area Railhawks – CASL U-17/18 East U-17/18 Southeast
2 23 28 0.8214 Elijah Rice 11 98 Real Salt Lake AZ U-17/18 West U-17/18 Southwest
3 22 27 0.8148 Patrick Okonkwo 9 F 98 Georgia United U-17/18 East U-17/18 Southeast
4 18 18 1 Brian Saramago 11 98 New York Red Bulls U-17/18 East U-17/18 Atlantic
5 18 24 0.75 Noe Meza 23 M 98 Crossfire Premier U-17/18 West U-17/18 Northwest
6 18 25 0.72 Brandon Guhl 51 F 97 Texas Rush U-17/18 Central U-17/18 Frontier
7 18 26 0.6923 Nathaniel Adamolekun 65 98 Orlando City SC U-17/18 East U-17/18 Southeast
8 18 31 0.5806 Davis Moreno-Jaime 10 98 Arsenal FC U-17/18 West U-17/18 Southwest
9 17 15 1.1333 Emmanuel Sabbi 10 F 97 Chicago Magic PSG U-17/18 Central U-17/18 Mid-America
10 16 20 0.8 Derek Dodson 35 F 98 Sockers FC U-17/18 Central U-17/18 Mid-America

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