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Potomac area Development Academy review: April 11-12, 2015

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Bethesda-Olney U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams traveled to New Jersey this weekend and earned one win and two draws against some talented PDA sides, highlighting the Potomac area’s USDA action.

[player_box id=43477 leftright=right]Mateo Leach scored 2 goals in a four-minute span late in the second half to help the Bethesda U-13/14s earn a 2-2 draw after PDA built a lead with a goal in each half. A first half goal by Jerry Zouantcha and a second half brace for Thomas Hansan lifted the Bethesda U-15/16s over PDA 3-1, and the U-17/18s tied PDA 1-1 behind some strong defense and a 36th minute goal by Ibrahima Kouyate as Bethesda got the best of the host club in the Saturday triple-header.

In other Potomac area Development Academy action, D.C. United U-13/14 defeated SAC 3-1 on Saturday and fell to [player_box id=43440 leftright=right]Philadelphia Union 3-0 on Sunday. The United U-15/16s lost a tough 1-0 match to Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon at Evergreen SportsPlex, with Jack Skahan netting the game-winner in the 80th minute. In the U-17/18 age group, United drew Philadelphia 1-1 on Sunday. Derrick Amaniampong struck in the 2nd minute for the Union and Eryk Williamson equalized in the 4th minute of a game apparently trending toward a shootout, but the defenses quickly buckled down and neither team conceded after the early fireworks.

See below for full results from the Potomac area’s Development Academy competition this weekend…


DC United
Goals: Alec Townsend (6′), Alexis Cerritos (48′),  Roberto Cabrera (72′)
3 : 1
Soccer Assoc of Columbia
Goals: Bennett Detweiler (61′)
Players Development Academy
Goals: Stephen Schmitt (36′) John Murphy (65′)
2 : 2
Goals: Mateo Leach (75′, 79′)
DC United
0 :3
Philadelphia Union
Goals: Daniel Bloyou (53′, 68′), Seth Kuhn (71′)


Players Development Academy
Goals: Josh Burnett (9′)
1 : 3
Bethesda-Olney USDA
Goals: Jerry Zouantcha (38′), Thomas Hansan (50′, 55′)
D.C. United
0 : 1
Philadelphia Union USDA
Goals: Jack Skahan (80′)


Players Development Academy
Goals: Jalil Blalock (20′)
1 : 1
Goals: Ibrahima Kouyate (36′)
D.C. United
Goals: Eryk Williamson (4′)
1 : 1
Philadelphia Union USDA
Goals: Derrick Amaniampong (2′)

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