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Boys DA Apr 28, 2015

Development Academy: D.C. United, Bethesda-Olney U-15/16s remain neck-and-neck after stalemate

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One of the top storylines in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy this weekend was D.C. United meeting Bethesda-Olney for a pivotal game between teams that are neck-and-neck for the final Wild Card spot in the U-15/16 age group. What could have been a momentous match for either of the crosstown rivals resulted in a stalemate, with the teams playing to a thrilling 3-3 draw on Saturday.

[player_box id=47455 leftright=right]Before the match turned into one of the Academy’s most exciting contests of the year, it appeared Bethesda-Olney had safely put the game out of reach when Justin Lobe netted a 52nd minute goal to make the score 3-0. Matthew Di Rosa and David Eijbergen had spotted their team with a 2-0 lead at halftime, and Lobe’s strike soon after the intermission appeared to be a knockout blow.

[player_box id=46654 leftright=right]However, United quickly responded in the 57th minute with a goal by Brandon Williamson. In the 77th minute, second half sub Collin Jouan found the net to cut the lead to one, and in the 80th and final minute Carson Jeffris scored the critical equalizer to complete [player_box id=43228 leftright=right]the comeback.

[player_box id=43477 leftright=right]As a result, D.C. United still holds a slim lead for the 11th and final Wild Card slot after following up Saturday’s outing with a scoreless draw against New Jersey Cedar Stars Academy on Sunday.

“The boys showed great character and resilience coming back to even the match after being down 3-0,” said D.C. United coach Jonathan Frias. “There were some great performances and some great goals in a very competitive match. Against NJCSA, the group played well for the majority of the match. There were many scoring opportunities but we couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. The focus this week in training will be to continue to work on destabilizing our opponents in the final third and develop more composure in front of the goal.”

[player_box id=44593 leftright=right]Also on Saturday morning at Evergreen SportsPlex, the D.C. United U-17/18s rallied from two down to earn a 2-2 draw against Bethesda-Olney. Ibrahima Kouyate and Sassan Zarei put Olney ahead 2-0 by the 40th minute, but an own goal by Olney in the 44th put United back in striking distance. Donovan Pines found the equalizer for United in the 86th minute. United remains in second place in the Atlantic Division firmly in playoff position following a 2-0 win over NJCSA on Sunday. Meanwhile Bethesda sits in fifth place, still within reach of taking over a Wild Card spot with a strong showing in their final six games.

Elsewhere in the Development Academy’s East Conference, the PWSI U-13/14 side, D.C. United U-13/14, Richmond United U-13/14, Richmond United U-15/16, Baltimore Bays U-15/16 and Baltimore Bays U-17/18 each earned wins as well.

See below for full results from the Potomac area, as well as updated standings and playoff pictures…

U-13/14

DC United USDA U13-14
5 : 0
Bethesda-Olney USDA U13/14
Prince William Courage USDA U13-14
2 : 1
NJCSA USDA
Bethesda-Olney USDA U13/14
0 : 2
Continental FC DELCO USDA
Baltimore Bays Chelsea USDA U13/14
1 : 4
Richmond United USDA
DC United USDA U13-14
1 : 1
NJCSA USDA

U-15/16

D.C. United USDA
3 : 3
Bethesda-Olney USDA U15/16
Continental FC DELCO USDA
1 : 3
Richmond United USDA
Baltimore Bays Chelsea USDA U15/16
0 : 5
Philadelphia Union USDA
Baltimore Bays Chelsea USDA U15/16
3 : 2
Richmond United USDA
D.C. United USDA
0 : 0
NJCSA USDA

U-17/18

D.C. United USDA
2 : 2
Bethesda-Olney USDA U17/18
Continental FC Delco USDA U17/18
2 : 2
Richmond United USDA
Baltimore Bays Chelsea USDA U17/18
1 : 3
Philadelphia Union USDA
Baltimore Bays Chelsea USDA U17/18
1 : 0
Richmond United USDA
D.C. United USDA
2 : 0
NJCSA USDA

Standings

Rank  U-15/16 Atlantic Division GP W L T Pts GF GA Pts/GP
01. New York Red Bulls U-15/16*playoffs 1 19 16 1 2 50 53 16 2.63
02. Philadelphia Union U-15/16*playoffs 2 21 18 2 1 55 59 11 2.62
03. Players Development Academy U-15/16*playoffs 19 22 10 4 8 38 39 21 1.73
04. D.C. United U-15/16*wc 11 19 8 6 5 29 37 24 1.53
05. PA Classics U-15/16 19 8 7 4 28 17 26 1.47
06. Bethesda-Olney U-15/16 20 8 7 5 29 45 30 1.45
07. Richmond United U-15/16 23 8 12 3 27 40 45 1.17
08. NJCSA U-15/16 21 4 13 4 16 15 39 0.76
09. Continental FC DELCO U-15/16 20 3 14 3 12 22 47 0.60
10. Baltimore Bays Chelsea U-15/16 22 4 17 1 13 23 73 0.59
U-17/18 East Conference
Rank Atlantic Division GP W L T Pts GF GA Pts/GP
01. New York Red Bulls U-17/18*playoffs 3 19 14 2 3 45 71 25 2.37
02. D.C. United U-17/18*playoffs 6 20 14 4 2 44 69 28 2.20
03. Players Development Academy U-17/18*playoffs 17 22 11 3 8 41 56 35 1.86
04. Philadelphia Union U-17/18*wc 6 21 10 5 6 36 34 19 1.71
05. Bethesda-Olney U-17/18 20 7 6 7 28 30 30 1.40
06. PA Classics U-17/18 19 6 9 4 22 36 32 1.16
07. NJCSA U-17/18 22 6 12 4 22 25 43 1.00
08. Richmond United U-17/18 23 5 14 4 19 19 45 0.83
09. Continental FC DELCO U-17/18 20 4 13 3 15 29 48 0.75
10. Baltimore Bays Chelsea U-17/18 21 1 18 2 5 13 73 0.24

Playoff Picture

Rank U-15/16 Playoffs Pool Conference Division GP W L T Pts GF GA Pts/GP
01. New York Red Bulls U-15/16 East Atlantic 19 16 1 2 50 53 16 2.63
02. Philadelphia Union U-15/16 East Atlantic 21 18 2 1 55 59 11 2.62
03. FC Dallas U-15/16 Central Frontier 21 16 2 3 51 73 20 2.43
04. Crew SC Academy Wolves U-15/16 Central Mid-America 22 16 2 4 52 52 22 2.36
05. BW Gottschee Academy U-15/16 East Northeast 19 13 2 4 43 49 14 2.26
06. LA Galaxy U-15/16 West Southwest 30 20 3 7 67 72 28 2.23
07. Orlando City SC U-15/16 East Southeast 26 18 4 4 58 63 26 2.23
08. Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-15/16 West Northwest 25 16 3 6 54 62 27 2.16
09. Arsenal FC U-15/16 West Southwest 31 20 6 5 65 51 24 2.10
10. Chicago Magic PSG U-15/16 Central Mid-America 19 10 2 7 37 34 22 1.95
11. Portland Timbers U-15/16 West Northwest 25 14 6 5 47 50 34 1.88
12. Sockers FC U-15/16 Central Mid-America 20 11 5 4 37 33 22 1.85
13. Georgia United U-15/16 East Southeast 28 15 7 6 51 59 36 1.82
14. Capital Area RailHawks U-15/16 East Southeast 31 17 9 5 56 71 49 1.81
15. Real Colorado U-15/16 Central Frontier 20 10 4 6 36 31 23 1.80
16. Solar Chelsea SC U-15/16 Central Frontier 21 11 6 4 37 45 35 1.76
17. Beachside SC U-15/16 East Northeast 19 9 4 6 33 35 22 1.74
18. Everton FC Westchester U-15/16 East Northeast 19 10 6 3 33 30 20 1.74
19. Players Development Academy U-15/16 East Atlantic 22 10 4 8 38 39 21 1.73
20. Chivas USA U-15/16 West Southwest 30 15 10 5 50 39 36 1.67
21. San Jose Earthquakes U-15/16 West Northwest 26 12 9 5 41 44 32 1.58
Rank U-15/16 Wildcard Pool Conference Division GP W L T Pts GF GA Pts/GP
01. Weston FC U-15/16 East Southeast 28 15 8 5 50 62 41 1.79
02. Dallas Texans U-15/16 Central Frontier 23 11 5 7 40 33 22 1.74
03. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri U-15/16 Central Mid-America 21 10 5 6 36 33 22 1.71
04. New England Revolution U-15/16 East Northeast 17 8 4 5 29 23 10 1.71
05. SC United Battery U-15/16 East Southeast 33 16 9 8 56 66 55 1.70
06. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro U-15/16 Central Mid-America 20 9 5 6 33 29 24 1.65
07. Concorde Fire U-15/16 East Southeast 29 13 8 8 47 55 47 1.62
08. Houston Dynamo U-15/16 Central Frontier 23 10 7 6 36 33 24 1.57
09. Chargers Soccer Club U-15/16 East Southeast 30 13 10 7 46 53 53 1.53
10. Real Salt Lake AZ U-15/16 West Southwest 32 14 11 7 49 49 36 1.53
11. D.C. United U-15/16 East Atlantic 19 8 6 5 29 37 24 1.53
Rank U-17/18 Playoffs Pool Conference Division GP W L T Pts GF GA Pts/GP
01. Montréal Impact FC U-17/18 East Northeast 19 15 2 2 47 56 14 2.47
02. Real Salt Lake AZ U-17/18 West Southwest 31 24 3 4 76 118 26 2.45
03. New York Red Bulls U-17/18 East Atlantic 19 14 2 3 45 71 25 2.37
04. Capital Area RailHawks U-17/18 East Southeast 31 23 4 4 73 74 28 2.35
05. Houston Dynamo U-17/18 Central Frontier 23 16 4 3 51 64 27 2.22
06. D.C. United U-17/18 East Atlantic 20 14 4 2 44 69 28 2.20
07. Seattle Sounders FC U-17/18 West Northwest 25 17 5 3 54 55 23 2.16
08. Texas Rush U-17/18 Central Frontier 23 14 3 6 48 64 31 2.09
09. San Jose Earthquakes U-17/18 West Northwest 26 17 6 3 54 56 38 2.08
10. LA Galaxy U-17/18 West Southwest 30 19 6 5 62 60 26 2.07
11. FC Dallas U-17/18 Central Frontier 21 13 4 4 43 58 28 2.05
12. Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-17/18 West Northwest 25 15 4 6 51 64 23 2.04
13. Pateadores U-17/18 West Southwest 32 19 6 7 64 73 55 2.00
14. Shattuck-Saint Mary’s U-17/18 Central Mid-America 22 11 1 10 43 51 25 1.95
15. Chicago Fire U-17/18 Central Mid-America 19 10 2 7 37 45 22 1.95
16. Kendall SC U-17/18 East Southeast 30 18 9 3 57 70 35 1.90
17. Players Development Academy U-17/18 East Atlantic 22 11 3 8 41 56 35 1.86
18. Concorde Fire U-17/18 East Southeast 28 15 7 6 51 52 45 1.82
19. Chicago Magic PSG U-17/18 Central Mid-America 19 9 4 6 33 45 36 1.74
20. BW Gottschee Academy U-17/18 East Northeast 20 10 7 3 33 29 22 1.65
21. Seacoast United U-17/18 East Northeast 20 8 7 5 29 24 27 1.45
Rank U-17/18 Wildcard Pool Conference Division GP W L T Pts GF GA Pts/GP
01. Crossfire Premier U-17/18 West Northwest 25 15 4 6 51 65 34 2.04
02. Real So Cal U-17/18 West Southwest 31 18 8 5 59 68 37 1.90
03. Colorado Rush U-17/18 Central Frontier 19 11 6 2 35 36 36 1.84
04. Orlando City SC U-17/18 East Southeast 26 14 8 4 46 61 33 1.77
05. Indiana Fire Academy U-17/18 Central Mid-America 22 11 6 5 38 43 33 1.73
06. Philadelphia Union U-17/18 East Atlantic 21 10 5 6 36 34 19 1.71
07. Charlotte Soccer Academy U-17/18 East Southeast 32 15 10 7 52 55 48 1.63
08. Sporting Kansas City U-17/18 Central Frontier 21 10 7 4 34 45 32 1.62
09. Texans SC Houston U-17/18 Central Frontier 22 11 9 2 35 38 29 1.59
10. Solar Chelsea SC U-17/18 Central Frontier 21 9 6 6 33 37 38 1.57
11. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri U-17/18 Central Mid-America 22 10 8 4 34 30 24 1.55

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