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Boys Development Academy East Conference Recap: Nov. 10-11, 2018

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Club across the U.S. Soccer Boys Development Academy East Conference continued their November schedules over the weekend, as several division leaders extended their leads across the U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 age groups.

Full Results | Standings

U-15

The Philadelphia Union (7-0-2, 23 points) nearly suffered their first loss of the 2018-2019 season, but a late goal helped them escape with a 2-2 draw against Players Development Academy (7-2-1, 22 points). PDA took the lead twice with goals from forward Jake Fish (8’) and midfielder Andrew Araya (41’). But the Union kept up the pressure and were rewarded with two goals from Quinn Sullivan (34’ and 62’). Sullivan is tied with Zion Scarlett for the team-lead in goals with six.

Staying close behind them in the Atlantic Division is Baltimore Armour (7-2-0, 21 points), who defeated Loudoun Soccer (2-5-0, 6 points) 1-0 on Saturday. Baltimore took the lead very early in the match with Toshi Davis scoring in just the fifth minute. From there, the Armour defense took over with Ian MacIver, Jeovany Gamez, Alexander Hafer, Eric Allen and Michael Britton working together to limit Loudoun’s attacking chances. Goalkeeper Peyton Carpenter earned his club’s third consecutive shutout between the posts.

In an Atlantic-Northeast Division battle, NYCFC (7-4-0, 21 points) got the best of D.C. United (7-2-2, 23 points), defeating their fellow MLS academy 2-1. Alex Palas (8’) and Simon Adjakple (30’) both scored for NYCFC, giving them a 2-0 lead just before halftime. United made things interesting late with a goal in the 80th minute by midfielder Markus Ramsey. But it wasn’t enough to prevent NYCFC from earning their third consecutive victory.

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D.C. did end the weekend on a high note, getting all three points in a 2-1 win over Arlington Soccer Association (4-6-0, 12 points). Midfielder Mathias Yohannes gave the Black-and-Red the lead early with his goal in the 25th minute. Although ASA equalized early in the second half with a goal from Ofori Poochigan (48’). But D.C. responded right back with the game-winner coming via a strike by Benjamin Fisher in the 71st minute.

The Montreal Impact (9-0-2, 29 points) got a clean sweep in their two matches in the Northeast, retaining their top spot in the division. On Saturday they defeated Beachside SC (2-6-2, 8 points) 4-1 with goals from Gabriel Antinoro (2’), Loic Cloutier (48’), Renaud Caron (57’) and Jean Aniel-Assi (80’). Beachside’s lone goal came from Luca Lombardo in the 40th minute. On Sunday they finished their two-game road swing with a 6-0 win over Oakwood SC (3-2-2, 20 points). Assi (39’), Medgy Alexandre (25’, 50’, and 59’), Jordan Therrien (61’) and Tidiane Keita (69’) all scored for the Impact. With their 10 goals, Montreal moved into second place for most goals in the USSDA U-15 age bracket with 50.

Met Oval (6-3-1, 19 points) moved into the top four in the Northeast with a 4-2 win over FC Westchester (2-9-0, 6 points). Forward Massimo Murania Yankowitz (20’, 22’, and 70’) scored a hat trick for Oval, giving him 13 on the season. Midfielder Darien Mendez made it three goals in ten minutes for Oval with his strike in the 25th. It was also his first of the season. Westchester’s goals came from Gael Morales (31’) and Samuel Jung (75’).

Weston FC (4-1-3, 15 points) held on to the fifth spot in the Southeast after their 2-0 win over South Florida Football Academy (4-5-0, 12 points). Marcos Fernandez (3’) and Alexander Freeman (40’) provided the goals for Weston. With their win, Weston now stretched their undefeated run to six matches (4-0-2. 15 points), three of which were shutouts.

RESULTS

Atlantic
Arlington Soccer Association 0: Virginia Development Academy 1
D.C. United 1: New York City FC 2
PA Classics 0 : New York Red Bulls 9
Philadelphia Union 2: Players Development Academy 2
Baltimore Armour 1: Loudoun Soccer 0
D.C. United 2 : Arlington Soccer Association 1

Northeast
Beachside Soccer Club CT 1 : Montreal Impact FC 4
D.C. United 1: New York City FC 2
Oakwood Soccer Club 1: Empire United 1
Met Oval 4 :FC Westchester 2
Cedar Stars Academy- Bergen : BW Gottschee Academy
New York Soccer Club 1 : Boston Bolts 4
Beachside Soccer Club CT 1 : Empire United 1
Oakwood Soccer Club 0: Montreal Impact FC 6
Seacoast United 0: New England Revolution 3

Southeast
North Carolina Fusion 1 : Charlotte Soccer Academy 1
IMG Academy 0: Tampa Bay Rowdies 5
Carolina Rapids 1: United Futbol Academy 1
Orlando City SC : Chargers Soccer Club
Weston FC 2: South Florida Football Academy 0
Atlanta United FC 2 : North Carolina FC Youth 0

U-16/U17

In the Atlantic Division, the Philadelphia Union (7-0-0, 21 points) are still at the top of the table after beating Players Development Academy (3-5-0, 9 points) 3-0 on Saturday. Anges Patrick Kader Bohui (35’ and 79’) scored twice for Philadelphia while Zephyn Brockert-Kress netted a solo strike in the 59th minute. The shutout was the Union’s fourth of the season and third in four matches.

D.C. United (7-2-1, 22 points) remain in second after having defeated NYCFC (3-4-2, 11 points) 2-1. Griffin Yow (17’) and Kevin Paredes (69’) each scored for D.C. giving them seven and six goals, respectively. NYCFC did cut the deficit to within one with a Stephen Bentz goal in the 90th minute, but they were unable to get any closer.

In a top-four battle in the Atlantic, PA Classics (6-2-1, 19 points) bested the New York Red Bulls (4-2-3, 15 points) 2-0. It was a tough defensive battle at Classic Soccer Park on Saturday with both sides doing their best to limit attacking chances. But in the final 10 minutes, Classics broke through with Braeden Glass scoring the go-ahead goal in the 87th minute and Aiden Weaver adding one for insurance two minutes later. Goalkeeper Randy Burkhardt and the back line combined to earn the team’s second consecutive shutout.

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Beachside SC (5-3-1, 16 points) got a big win on Saturday in the Northeast Division, defeating top of the table Montreal Impact (7-3-1, 22 points) 3-0. After a close first half Beachside broke through in the second forty-five with John Loo (48’), Liam Coffey (57’) and Olivier Van Spaendonck (59’) all scoring for the home side. It was a tough weekend all around for the Impact, who also drew 0-0 with Oakwood SC (4-3-2, 14 points) on Sunday.

Things weren’t as easy on Sunday for Beachside, as they lost 3-1 to Empire United (5-3-3, 18 points). Midfielders Jeorgio Kocevski (44’) and Gerret Grage (52’) and forward Elhadji Sidibe (63’) supplied the goals for Empire, giving them their sixth consecutive match in which they have scored more than four goals. Beachside’s lone goal came from Coffey in the 88th minute.

Empire got four points out of the weekend after drawing 3-3 with Oakwood on Saturday. The Tri-State side burst out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Sidibe (1’) and defender Jacob Vitale (34’) hitting the back of the net. But Oakwood came roaring back in the second half with three unanswered goals from defender Hayden Laske (36’), midfielder Matiwos Rumley (73’) and forward John Rossetti (83’). While it looked like Oakwood might walk away with a 3-1 win, Francesco Pagano of Empire had other ideas, knocking home the equalizer in the 90th minute.

RESULTS

Atlantic
D.C. United 2: New York City FC 1
PA Classics 2: New York Red Bulls 0
Philadelphia Union 3 : Players Development Academy 0
Baltimore Armour 2 : Continental FC DELCO 0

Northeast
Beachside Soccer Club CT 3 : Montreal Impact FC 0
D.C. United 2: New York City FC 1
Oakwood Soccer Club 3 : Empire United 3
Met Oval 5 :FC Westchester 1
Cedar Stars Academy- Bergen 2 : BW Gottschee Academy 2
New York Soccer Club 0 : Boston Bolts 2
Beachside Soccer Club CT 1: Empire United 3
Oakwood Soccer Club 0 : Montreal Impact FC 0
Seacoast United 2: New England Revolution 1

Southeast
North Carolina Fusion 1 : Charlotte Soccer Academy 1
Carolina Rapids 4: United Futbol Academy 0
Orlando City SC : Chargers Soccer Club
Weston FC 0 : South Florida Football Academy 1
Atlanta United FC 3: North Carolina FC Youth 1

U-18/U-19

There were some nervy moments but the Philadelphia Union (6-1-0, 18 points) maintained the top spot in the Atlantic, squeaking past Players Development Academy (3-4-1, 10 points) 4-3. There were goals aplenty in this match, with the two high-scoring sides trading leads throughout. Philadelphia’s goals were scored by Brenden Aaronson (8’ and 84’), Axel Picazo (39’) and Ryan Becher (89’), while Dominic DeAlmeida (3’) and Kyle Linhares (15’ and 65’) scored for PDA. Saturday’s victory was the first time this season that the Union had a won game with a goal advantage.

The New York Red Bulls (6-1-2, 20 points) stayed in second in the Atlantic after defeating PA Classics (2-5-2, 8 points) 2-0. John Michael Tolkin gave the Red Bulls the very early lead with his goal in the fourth minute. They received an insurance goal in the form of a Jafi Alexis strike in the 58th minute and then went for a more conservative approach, looking to hold the lead. It paid off as the Red Bulls earned their first win in three matches.

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BW Gottschee Academy (3-3-2, 11 points) got their third win of the season by knocking off Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth (1-4-3, 6 points) 2-0. Marcus Gabrielli (41’) and Omar Gawish (87’) provided the goals for BW. After allowing three goals the previous week, Gottschee’s defense turned things around this week, earning their second shutout of the season.

New York City FC (7-1-1, 22 points) remain at the top of the Northeast Division after drawing 1-1 with Atlantic Division for D.C. United (3-2-5, 14 points). At least for the first three quarters of the match, it appeared as if New York might walk away with all three points after Jonathan Jimenez hit a cracking strike in the 28th minute. But United have shown all season an innate ability to stay in matches and earn results late, as evidenced by midfielder Elian Nalerio’s goal in the 74th minute. Sunday’s draw was the fourth consecutive match in which has picked up a point.

Finally in the Southeast Division, Orlando City SC (5-2-1, 16 points) gained ground on first-place Chargers SC (7-1-2, 23 points) by beating their rival 4-1. Lucca Dourado Pereira (5’ and 65’) scored a brace for The Purple Lions . He was joined on the scoresheet by Kameron Lacey (9’) and Paulo Cesar Vieira Lino who scored a penalty kick goal in the 90th minute. Chargers lone goal was scored by Caleb Roldan in the 80th minute.

RESULTS

Atlantic
D.C. United 1: New York City FC 1
Cedar Stars Academy -Monmouth 0 : BW Gottschee Academy 2
PA Classics 0 : New York Red Bulls 2
Philadelphia Union 4 : Players Development Academy 3
Baltimore Armour 1 : Continental FC DELCO 1

Northeast
Beachside Soccer Club CT 2: Montreal Impact FC 1
D.C. United 1 : New York City FC 1
Oakwood Soccer Club 1: Empire United 1
Cedar Stars Academy- Monmouth 0: BW Gottschee Academy 2
Beachside Soccer Club CT 1: Empire United 0
Oakwood Soccer Club 0 : Montreal Impact FC 3
Seacoast United 1 : New England Revolution 2

Southeast
North Carolina Fusion 0: Charlotte Soccer Academy 4
Carolina Rapids : United Futbol Academy
Orlando City SC 4 : Chargers Soccer Club 1
Weston FC 0 : South Florida Football Academy 0
Atlanta United FC 1: North Carolina FC Youth 2

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