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Boys Development Academy East Conference Recap: Nov. 3-4, 2018

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Club across the U.S. Soccer Boys Development Academy East Conference kicked off their November slate over the weekend, with valuable points on the line as the fall portion of the 2018-2019 season hits its final stretch.

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Sitting in first in the Atlantic Division is Philadelphia Union (7-0-1, 22 points), who held off the New York Red Bulls (5-1-2, 17 points) with a 1-0 win. Zion Scarlett scored the go-ahead goal in the 78th minute, his sixth of the season. The Union are just one of two Eastern Conference sides (the other being the Montreal Impact) that remains undefeated through league play.

Baltimore Armour (6-2-0, 18 points) earned a big win on Sunday, a 7-0 victory over PA Classics (1-6-1, 4 points). Toshi Davis scored four goals for Armour (6’, 57’, 63’, and 73’) while individual goals were scored by Emanuel Perez Reyes (40’), Truce Norton (53’) and Ian MacIver (73’). Goalkeeper Peyton Carpenter earned the clean sheet behind Baltimore’s strong back line, their second in as many games and fourth of the season.

D.C. United (6-1-2, 20 points) made short work of Virginia Development Academy, defeating their neighbors by the score of 5-1. Midfielders Amir Moore (19’ and 79’) and Darrell Turcios (47’ and 78’) each scored a brace while forward Gage Lyons added a goal in the 78th minute. VDA’s lone goal came from midfielder Matthew Woldemichael in the 26th minute. D.C. have now won three matches in a row, a season-best for the side.

In the Northeast Division, Cedar Stars Academy-Bergen (7-2-1, 22 points) inched closer to the top spot with their 1-0 win over Empire United (2-7-1, 7 points). Jacob Lee provided the go-ahead goal for Bergen in the 65th minute. Lee came on as a tactical substitution in the 46th minute and paid immediate dividends by galvanizing the attack. His goal was his second of the season.

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The reason Bergen were able to gain ground was because the top two sides, the Montreal Impact (7-0-2, 23 points) and the Boston Bolts (7-1-1, 22 points) played to a 3-3 draw. Montreal’s goals were scored by Gabriel Antinoro (3’ and 37’) and Jean Aniel Assi (44’) while Boston’s goals came from forward Marc Hiranandani (27’ and 60’) and defender Henri Richter (51’). Hiranandani has now scored seven goals this season, which is tied for eighth most among all U-15 players in the Eastern Conference.

New York City FC (6-4-0, 18 points) had a big weekend, defeating BW Gottschee Academy 5-0. Simon Adjkakple (15’ and 61’) led all scorers with two goals, pushing his season total to four. Additional goals for NYCFC were scored by Max Fujimori (30’), Agustin de Armas (60’) and Aidan Percic (78’). The five-goal outburst was a season-best for The Pigeons.

Chargers Soccer Club (7-1-1, 22 points) stayed in first in the Southeast Division after earning six points over the weekend. On Saturday they held off third place North Carolina FC Youth (5-2-1, 16 points) 4-3. The Chargers leaped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half with goals from Tyler Crawford (24’ and 29’) and Hayden Morgan (15’). While Cristian Milazzo (35’) pulled North Carolina to within two, Riley Cullum extended the lead back to three with a goal in the 39th minute. Osvaldo Monreal (43’ and 79’) got NCFC to within one in the second half but the Chargers defense did enough in the final minutes to get the win.

Sunday was a little bit easier for Chargers as they took care of the North Carolina Fusion (2-5-1, 7 points) by the score of 3-0. Riley Cullum (25’, 31’, and 33’) scored all three goals for the Chargers, giving his defense a bit of breathing room after a tough Saturday match. His 13 goals are tied for third most among all U-15 players in the USSDA. Goalkeeper Connor Holmes earned his club’s third shutout of the season.

Virginia Development Academy 1 : D.C. United 5
Richmond United 0 : Arlington Soccer Association 3
Bethesda SC 1 :Continental FC DELCO 0
Philadelphia Union 1 : New York Red Bulls 0
Beachside Soccer Club CT 1: Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth 3
Baltimore Armour 7 : PA Classics 0

Empire United 0 : Cedar Stars Academy-Bergen 1
FC Westchester 0: New York City FC 2
Met Oval 4 : New York Soccer Club 0
New York City FC 5: BW Gottschee Academy 0
Beachside Soccer Club CT 1 : Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth 3
Montreal Impact FC 3: Boston Bolts 3
Seacoast United 1: Oakwood Soccer Club 1

IMG Academy 0 : North Carolina Fusion 6
Orlando City SC 0 : Charlotte Soccer Academy 1
South Florida Football Academy 3 : Carolina Rapids 1
Tampa Bay Rowdies 0: Atlanta United FC 2
Concorde Fire 2 : Weston FC 3
Chargers Soccer Club : North Carolina FC Youth
United Futbol Academy 1: Kendall SC 2
Chargers Soccer Club 3 : North Carolina Fusion 0
Concorde Fire 5 : Kendall SC 2
United Futbol Academy 2: Weston FC 2
IMG Academy 0: North Carolina FC Youth 10
Orlando City SC 0: Carolina Rapids 0
South Florida Football Academy 1: Charlotte Soccer Academy 0


The Philadelphia Union (6-0-0, 18 points) remain unbeaten after defeating the New York Red Bulls (4-1-3, 15 points) 4-1 on Saturday. Despite the scoreline, the Red Bulls were the one who struck first with Roald Mitchell scoring in the seventh minute. The early goal seemed to light a fire under the Union, who scored four unanswered goals to come away with the victory. Jack De Vries (20’ and 52’), Julian Anderson (18’), and Anges Patrick Kader Bahui (28’) supplied the goals for the Union. It was the second consecutive match that Philadelphia had scored four goals in a match.

Virginia Development Academy (4-4-0, 16 points) were one of the big winners on the weekend, upsetting D.C. United (6-2-1, 19 points) 2-1. Midfielder Philip Bogdanov gave United the lead with his goal in the 28th minute. It looked like United might walk away with all three points at Howison Homestead Park. But credit to VDA’s attack for keeping up the pressure. It paid off late in the second half with Seth Hammond (63’) and Charles Kurz (85’) each scoring for VDA.

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In a Northeast-Atlantic battle, Beachside Soccer Club CT (4-2-1, 13 points) downed Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth (2-5-0, 6 points) 5-2. Olivier Van Spaendonck (19’, 44’, and 68’) scored a hat trick for Beachside while Luke Beiles (58’) and Amel Sehic (88’) added solo goals for the home side. Van Spaendonck now has seven goals which is tied for fifth with Daniel Ramm (40’) of Monmouth, who also scored in the match. The other goal was scored by Nicolas Ibanez in the seventh minute.

The Montreal Impact (7-2-0, 21 points) are in first place in the Northeast after defeating Boston Bolts (2-7-0, 6 points) 2-0. Mouhamadou Kane (32’ and 90’) scored both goals for the Impact giving him five goals on the season. It was the club’s third shutout of the season and their third win in as many games.

FC Westchester (6-3-1, 19 points) still occupy third place after their 2-0 win over New York City FC (3-3-2, 11 points) on Saturday. Forward Petro Kilsch (14’ and 52’) earned a brace for Westchester, pushing his season total up to six. Goalkeepers Lorenzo Nunez (45 minutes) and J. Quinn Closson (45 minutes) combined with the back line to earn their sides’ fourth shutout of the season.

Things did improve for NYCFC on Sunday though as they defeated BW Gottschee Academy (3-3-3, 12 points) 4-1. Augustus McGiff (11’, 33’, and 52’) netted a hat trick for New York with Harrison Robledo scoring the team’s fourth goal in the 61st minute. Gottschee’s lone goal came from Constantinos Nicolaou in the second minute.

In the Southeast Division, United Futbol Academy (6-2-0, 18 points) are in first after having defeated Kendall SC 2-1 thanks to a brace from Asparuh Slavov (48’ and 73’). Kendall’s goal came from Nicolas Sciarra in the 29th minute. They followed that up with an equally impressive effort, a 3-1 win over Weston FC (2-3-1, 7 points). Akindje Awujo (20’), Riley Thomas (23’) and Thomas Zukaras (87’) supplied the goals for UFA.

Virginia Development Academy 2 : D.C. United 1
Bethesda SC 1 :Continental FC DELCO 0
Philadelphia Union 4 : New York Red Bulls 1
Beachside Soccer Club CT 5: Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth 2
Baltimore Armour 0: PA Classics 2

Empire United 4: Cedar Stars Academy-Bergen 2
FC Westchester 2 : New York City FC 0
Met Oval 5: New York Soccer Club 2
New York City FC 4: BW Gottschee Academy 1
Beachside Soccer Club CT 5: Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth 2
Montreal Impact FC 2: Boston Bolts 0
Seacoast United 0: Oakwood Soccer Club 2

IMG Academy : North Carolina Fusion
Orlando City SC 3 : Charlotte Soccer Academy 2
South Florida Football Academy 1 : Carolina Rapids 2
Tampa Bay Rowdies : Atlanta United FC
Concorde Fire 4 : Weston FC 1
Chargers Soccer Club : North Carolina FC Youth
United Futbol Academy : Kendall SC
Chargers Soccer Club : North Carolina Fusion
Concorde Fire : Kendall SC
United Futbol Academy : Weston FC
IMG Academy : North Carolina FC Youth
Orlando City SC : Carolina Rapids
South Florida Football Academy : Charlotte Soccer Academy


After two weeks off Bethesda Soccer Club (4-2-1, 13 points) were back in action and showed they hadn’t missed a step, defeating Continental FC DELCO (2-3-3, 9 points) 3-1 on Saturday. Gabriel Segal (29’ and 59’) scored twice for BSC while Dennis Mensah added a third in the 31st minute. DELCO did score just before halftime via a strike from Justin Ruth (41’). But in the second half Bethesda’s midfield took over, limiting their DELCO’s possession and stringing together multiple prolonged possessions. Midfielders Alessandro Allen, Robert Foose II, Garrett Socas and Aidan Rocha all worked together seamlessly to preserve the result.

The Philadelphia Union (5-1-0, 15 points)are still in first place in the Atlantic having defeated the New York Red Bulls (5-1-2, 17 points) 5-1 . Tony Antek Sienkiel (28’), Brenden Aaronson (47’ and 66’), Axel Picazo (40’) and Selmer Miscic (71’) all scored for the Union while Samuel Epitime gave the Red Bulls their goal in the eighth minute. The Philadelphia defense have now allowed just four goals through the 2018-2019 season which is tied for the second fewest among all teams in the age bracket.

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Baltimore Armour (4-2-1, 13 points) moved into fourth place with the 3-0 win over PA Classics (2-4-2, 8 points) on Saturday. After a close first half which saw both defenses tested, the Armour broke through in the second half scoring three goals in the span of 30 minutes. Goals were scored by forward Yassine Elkahoun (58’), midfielder Johan Granados (65’) and defender Daniel Osuji (88’). Goalkeeper Justin Fuentes earned the clean sheet between the posts, working well with the Armour defensive unit.

In the Northeast, New York City FC earned six points on the weekend in a pair of wins against division sides. On Saturday they defeated FC Westchester 4-0 with goals from Jonathan Jimenez (12’ and 30’), Joseph Koroma (72’) and Sal Rasizzi (19’). They followed that up on Sunday with another shutout against BW Gottschee Academy, a 3-0 victory. Justin Haak (5’ and 33’) and Veljko Petkovic (19’) provided the goals for NYCFC in the second match pushing their season total up to 30 which is the most among all sides in the USSDA U-18/U19 Eastern Conference.

Oakwood Soccer Club (3-1-1, 10 points) jumped up to third after an impressive 6-1 win over Seacoast United (0-6-0, 0 points). Evan Southern (46’, 85’, and 88’) and Nathan Becher (6’ and 15’) were in rare form on Saturday scoring five of Oakwood’s six goals on the afternoon. Southern leads the team in goals with eight while Becher is right behind him in second with four on the season. Owen Guglielmino made it six on the day with his goal in the 89th minute his second of the campaign. Seacoast’s goal came from Addison Hicks in the 55th minute.

Virginia Development Academy 0 : D.C. United 0
Bethesda SC 3 :Continental FC DELCO 1
Philadelphia Union 5: New York Red Bulls 1
Beachside Soccer Club CT 2: Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth 2
Baltimore Armour 3 : PA Classics 0

FC Westchester 0 : New York City FC 4
New York City FC 3: BW Gottschee Academy 0
Beachside Soccer Club CT 2: Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth 2
Montreal Impact FC 4: Boston Bolts 1
Seacoast United 1 : Oakwood Soccer Club 6

IMG Academy 2 : North Carolina Fusion 1
Orlando City SC 2 : Charlotte Soccer Academy 0
South Florida Football Academy 6 : Carolina Rapids 1
Concorde Fire 2: Weston FC 7
Chargers Soccer Club : North Carolina FC Youth
United Futbol Academy 2 : Kendall SC 2
Chargers Soccer Club 3 : North Carolina Fusion 1
Concorde Fire 3: Kendall SC 2
United Futbol Academy 1: Weston FC 1
IMG Academy 2 : North Carolina FC Youth 2
Orlando City SC 1: Carolina Rapids 0
South Florida Football Academy 1: Charlotte Soccer Academy 1

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