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Youth Boys Oct 25, 2018

Boys Development Academy East Conference Recap: Oct. 20-21, 2018

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The U.S. Soccer Boys Development Academy East Conference standings continued to take shape over the weekend across the U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 age groups. Continue reading for a look back at the action from up and down the East Coast.

Full Results | Standings

U-15

Players Development Academy (7-1-0, 21 points) remain atop of the Atlantic Division after having defeated New York City FC 2-1 on Sunday. It was a close match from the start of the first half with the two sides trading attacking chances, only neither team able to hit the back of the net. The second half was a different story with forward Diego Trujillo scoring the go-ahead goal for PDA in the 42nd minute. While NYCFC got a goal of their own just five minutes later from Simon Adjakple, PDA earned got all three points thanks to midfielder Ethan Hagen’s strike in the 75th minute.

While PDA remained at the top of the Atlantic the Philadelphia Union (4-0-1, 13 points) kept the pressure on their New Jersey counterpart, defeating Continental FC DELCO (2-5-0, 6 points) 3-0 to remain in second. Zion Scarlett (42’), Myles Culley (50’) and Sawyer Koza (55’) supplied the goals for the Union. Philadelphia’s balanced attack was on full display over the weekend and is a large part of their early success in the season. Thirteen of the Union’s U-15 side have at least one goal in their 2018-2019 campaign.

In the Northeast Division, the Montreal Impact (6-0-1, 19 points) are still unbeaten after defeating Seacoast United (0-4-1, 1 point) 6-1. Mael Henry (13’), Gabriel Antinoro (22’ and 45’), Maximilan Banfi (31’), Jean Aniel-Assi (34’) and Jordan Therrien (42’) supplied the goals for the Impact. Antinoro’s two goals pushes him to twelve on the season, which is the most among all players in the U-15 age bracket.

The Boston Bolts (7-1-0, 21 points) were one of the other big winners on the weekend, securing a 4-2 road win over FC Westchester (1-7-0, 3 points). Westchester actually got the lead early with a goal from James Baculima in the 9th minute of the match. But Boston got two late goals in the first half to give themselves the lead. Midfielders Anthony Ruscito and Alexzander Sansiveri scored in the 36th and 40th minutes respectively. In the second the Bolts added a pair of insurance goals with forward Wade Johnson (65’) and midfielder Lucas Vallejo Tato (77’) each hitting the back of the net. A Daniel Istambouli penalty kick goal in the 80th minute gave Westchester a glimmer hope but it was too little, too late.

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Sitting in third after the weekend is Oakwood Soccer Club (6-2-0, 18 points), who earned the 3-1 win over New York Soccer Club (2-3-0, 6 points) on Saturday. Oakwood’s precision passing and work on the counter-attack in the form of goals from forward Cameron Naples (4’) and midfielder Gabriel Aguero (42’). While NYSC did get a goal back in the second half from forward Victor Bernardez (41’), Oakwood snuffed out any hopes of a comeback. Aguero’s second goal of the match in the 42nd minute and some impressive goalkeeping Morgan Lopes was enough to give Oakwood their second consecutive win.

In the Southeast, Orlando City SC (4-0-0, 12 points) remain perfect having defeated Armada FC Pro Academy (2-3-1, 7 points) 3-2 in a close match on Saturday. Armada took the lead early in the second with a pair of goals from Sahyd Nevado-Masso (26’) and David Robinson (30’). But Orlando’s attack came roaring back in the second half, getting three unanswered goals from Zachary Martens (40’), Pierce Amalberti (80’), and an Armada own goal in the 55th minute to put them over the top. Winning close games is becoming a bit of a habit for The Purple Lions as three of their four wins have come by a goal or less.

Sitting in second is the Concorde Fire (5-1-0, 15 points) who took care of Atlanta United FC (3-3-0, 9 points) on Sunday by the score of 3-1. Much like Orlando, Concorde had to work to stay at the top of the table, falling behind at the tail end of the first half off of a goal from defender Caleb Wiley (40’). But their attack showed life in the second half getting three goals from defender Quinlan Delamater (47’), Daniel Bartlett (55’) and Julian Balcazar (68’). Goalkeeper Andrew Gresham and defenders Delamater, Kevin Jo, and Carlos Garcia all played the full 80 and were integral Atlanta’s attack as they mounted a comeback.

RESULTS

Atlantic and Northeast Division
New York City FC 1: Players Development Academy 2 (10/21)

Atlantic
Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth 5 : Richmond United 1 (10/20)
Loudoun Soccer 2 : Bethesda SC 3 (10/20)
Continental FC DELCO 0: Philadelphia Union 3 (10/20)
New York Red Bulls 1 : D.C. United 1 (10/20)
Virginia Development Academy 1 : Arlington Soccer Association 2 (10/20)
Cedar Stars Academy -Monmouth 1 : D.C. United 3 (10/21)
New York Red Bulls 2 : Richmond United 0 (10/21)

Northeast Division
Toronto FC 6 : Empire United 2 (10/20)
Met Oval 3 : BW Gottschee Academy 2 (10/20)
Oakwood Soccer Club 3 : New York Soccer Club 1 (10/20)
New England Revolution 1 : Cedar Stars Academy-Bergen 1 (10/20)
FC Westchester 2 : Boston Bolts 4 (10/20)
New York Cosmos 1 : Beachside Soccer Club CT (10/20)
Seacoast United 1 : Montreal Impact 6 (10/21)

Southeast Division
IMG Academy 1 : Chargers Soccer Club 8 (10/20)
Orlando City SC 3: Armada FC Pro Academy 2 (10/20)
North Carolina Fusion 1 : United Futbol Academy 3 (10/20)
Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 : South Florida Football Academy 1 (10/20)
Weston FC 6 : Kendall SC 0 (10/20)
Charlotte Soccer Academy 3 : North Carolina FC Youth 1 (10/20)
Atlanta United FC 1 : Concorde Fire 3 (10/21)

U-16/U-17

In the Atlantic Division on Saturday, the Philadelphia Union (5-0-0, 15 points) earned the 4-0 victory over Continental FC DELCO (1-4-2, 5 points). Goals were scored by Aboubacar Camara (12’), Anges Patrick Kader Bohui (15’ and 43’) and William Burnett (82’). The Union’s defense were on point holding back DELCO to earn their second consecutive shutout.

D.C. United (5-1-1, 16 points) earned four out of a possible six points over the weekend pushing their side into second place in the Atlantic Division. On Saturday in an I-95 derby match with the New York Red Bulls (4-0-3, 15 points), United played the role of spoiler, snatching a second half point from their foes in a 1-1 draw. The Red Bulls goal came from a Diogo Rebelo strike in the 35th minute, his third of the season. But D.C. came marching back in the second half with Ethan Fraser netting the equalizer in the 70th minute.

It was another tight affair on Sunday, as United edged Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth (2-4-0, 6 points) with the 5-4 win. D.C. took the lead early with goals from midfielders Philip Bogdanov (3’) and Theodore Ku-DiPietro (20’). Monmouth came marching back though just before halftime with goals from midfielder Jack Roberto (23’) and defender Osbin Mendez (43’). In the second half, United came out of the gates swinging reclaiming their two goal lead with Ku-DiPietro (48’) and midfielder David Hughes (58’) each scoring the The Black and the Red. Midfielder Daniel Ramm got Monmouth to within one in the 70th minute, but United midfielder Kevin Paredes stretched the lead back to two with his goal two minutes later. Ramm did get a second (75’) but the United defense held back Monmouth for the final 15 minutes to earn the three points.

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The Red Bulls might have had a tough time with their rivals on Saturday, but they did get three points on Sunday defeating Richmond United (2-4-2, 8 points) 3-0. Rebelo (55’), Jeremy Portillo (14’) and Bryce Lebelo (50’) all scored for the Red Bulls. Goalkeeper Daniel Peluffo-Wiese earned the clean sheet for New York, his second of the season and the club’s third overall.

The Montreal Impact (5-2-0, 15 points) remain at the top of the table in the Northeast Division standings with a 5-1 win over Seacoast United (0-3-0, 0 points). Impact’s goals were scored by Benjamin Collins (18’), Mouhamadou Kane (27’), Jeremie Omeonga (26’ and 80’) and Matthew Catavolo (77’). Their 18 goals is the most among all sides in the Northeast. Seacoast’s lone goal came from an Impact own goal in the 22nd minute.

FC Westchester (5-2-1, 16 points) stayed within striking distance of the Impact with a 5-1 win over the Boston Bolts (2-6-0, 6 points). Midfielder Jonathan Seidman (12’ and 53’) and forward Petro Kilshch (64’ and 73’) each scored twice for Westchester pushing their season totals to five and four respectively. Nathan Bennett got the Westchester attack started with a goal in the eighth minute while Patrick Garcia scored for the Bolts in the 62nd minute. The five goals was the most that Westchester had scored in a match during the 2018-2019 USSDA regular season.

Met Oval (1-4-2, 5 points) earned their first win of the season by defeating BW Gottschee Academy (2-2-3, 9 points) 3-1. Nikolas Vidal Pajares gave Oval the lead with a goal in the 26th minute. While Oval did concede an own goal just two minutes later, they were not deterred by that hiccup. With second half goals from Tijani Fatah (49’) and Balthazar Saunders (54’) Oval sealed the result.

In the Southeast Division, Orlando City SC (3-0-1, 10 points) remain perfect and in first place with a 5-0 win over Armada FC Pro Academy (0-3-2, 2 points). Luc Granitur’s two goals (45’ and 79’) scored twice while Nico Diaz (30’) and Edison Azcona (66’) each scored solo goals for Orlando. The shutout was Orlando’s third in four matches and have allowed just one goal this year.

RESULTS

Atlantic and Northeast Division
New York City FC 4: Players Development Academy 2 (10/21)

Atlantic
New York Red Bulls 1 : D.C. United 1 (10/20)
Cedar Stars Academy 1 : Richmond United 2 (10/20)
Continental FC DELCO 0 ; Philadelphia Union 4 (10/20)
New York Red Bulls 3 :Richmond United 0 (10/21)
Cedar Stars Academy 4 : D.C. United 5 (10/21)

Northeast Division
Toronto FC 4 : Empire United 4 (10/20)
Met Oval 3 : BW Gottschee Academy 1 (10/20)
Oakwood Soccer Club 2 : New York Soccer Club 0 (10/20)
New England Revolution 3 : Cedar Stars Academy-Bergen 1 (10/20)
FC Westchester 5 : Boston Bolts 1 (10/20)
Seacoast United 1 : Montreal Impact 5 (10/21)

Southeast Division
IMG Academy 1 : Chargers Soccer Club 2 (10/20)
Orlando City SC 5: Armada FC Pro Academy 0 (10/20)
North Carolina Fusion 0 : United Futbol Academy 5 (10/20)
Weston FC 2 : Kendall SC 1 (10/20)
Charlotte Soccer Academy 3 : North Carolina FC Youth 3 (10/20)
Atlanta United FC 2 : Concorde Fire 2 (10/21)

U18/U19

The New York Red Bulls (5-0-2, 17 points) remain at the top of the Atlantic Division having earned four points in two matches over the weekend. The big result came on Saturday as they defeated D.C. United (3-2-2, 11 points) 3-2. It was a seesaw between the two sides trading goals throughout the match. The Red Bulls goals were scored by Christopher Tiao (20’), Scott Taylor (52’) and Ryan Schultz (90’) while United received a brace from Christian Sorto (39’ and 67’).

Sunday was another close game for New York, who were taken to the limit by Richmond United (5-0-3, 18 points) in a 1-1 draw. Substitute Santiago Martinez gave New York the lead in the 87th minute, his first of the season. Richmond answered immediately with a goal of their own. Midfielder Tyus Jones found the equalizer in the 88th minute for his second goal in 2018-2019.

The draw was Richmond’s second tie of the weekend as Richmond earned another 1-1 result against Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth (1-3-2, 5 points) Saturday. Richmond very nearly got all three points in the match after forward Jaron Berry scored in the 38th minute and their defense withstood Cedar’s Stars attack. But Monmouth did get a point in the end with forward Julian Gibson scoring a penalty kick goal in the 89th minute.

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In an Atlantic-Northeast Division battle, New York City FC (5-1-0, 15 points) defeated the Players Development Academy 4-1 to stay in first place in the Northeast. Will Sands scored twice (10’ and 65’) to double his season total at four goals. Kameron Blaise (45’) and Jonathan Blaise (57’) each added a solo goal for NYCFC. Jimenez’s goal pushes him to six on the season, which is sixth most among all players in the U-18/U-19 age division.PDA’s goal came from Nigel Griffith in the 24th minute. With the win NYCFC extended their unbeaten run to three matches.

Chargers SC (5-0-1, 16 points) defeated IMG Academy (1-1-3, 6 points) 1-0 to hold on to first place in the Southeast Division. Philip Spengler’s goal in the 57th minute proved to be the difference for Chargers, earning their second 1-0 result in as many games. Goalkeeper Ryan Gallagher earned his first clean sheet of the season, making several quality saves to preserve the result.

RESULTS

Atlantic and Northeast Division
New York City FC 4: Players Development Academy 1 (10/21)

Atlantic
New York Red Bulls 3 : D.C. United 2 (10/20)
Cedar Stars Academy 1 : Richmond United 1 (10/20)
Continental FC DELCO 0 ; Philadelphia Union 4 (10/20)
New York Red Bulls 1 :Richmond United 1 (10/21)
Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth 1 : D.C. United 1 (10/21)

Northeast Division
Toronto FC 3 : Empire United 0 (10/20)
FC Westchester 1: Boston Bolts 2 (10/20)
Seacoast United 0 : Montreal Impact 3 (10/21)

Southeast Division
IMG Academy 0 : Chargers Soccer Club 1 (10/20)
Orlando City SC 1: Armada FC Pro Academy 1 (10/20)
North Carolina Fusion 1 : United Futbol Academy 2 (10/20)
Weston FC 3 : Kendall SC 0 (10/20)
Charlotte Soccer Academy 2 : North Carolina FC Youth 0 (10/20)
Atlanta United FC 2 : Concorde Fire 2 (10/21)

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