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ECNL Sep 09, 2014

Tri-State DA-ECNL roundup: New York Red Bulls dominant, East Meadow U-14s shine

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The players that make up the rosters of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and Elite Clubs National League donned their match kits over the weekend for the first league games of the new season.

Most teams kicked off their 2014-2015 campaigns, while a few will still need to wait one more week to be thrust into the action. Some teams got off to a flying start, while others will have to re-group in Week 2.

Here are the results from the opening weekend from teams in the Tri-State area.



Having three teams entered into the competition (u-13/14, U-15/16 and U-17/18), all three will have to wait to get their first test in the USSDA. They kick off their season this coming weekend.

BSC Connecticut Academy

Much like Albertson, BSC will need to wait one more week before they get their first crack at the 2014-15 season.

Blau Weiss Gottschee

U-13/14s – Seacoast United 0-6 BW Gottschee (9/7)

WIth three teams entered, only the U-13/14s were in action this weekend and their campaign was started with a bang. BW Gottschee posted six goals on the road against Seacoast United. Maxim Harouche bagged a brace while four other players added a goal.


Match Fit Academy

U-13/14s – New York Red Bulls 5-0 Match Fit  (9/6)

After entering three teams last season, Match Fit only has a U-13/14 squad for the 2014-15. It was a rough start to the campaign as they conceded five times to the New York Red Bulls Academy in a rout at the Red Bulls training facility. The Red Bulls were led by Jack Valderrabano‘s hat trick.

Met Oval

Met OvalU-13/14s – Met Oval 3-1 Philadelphia Union (9/6)

Met Oval is another club with only one team at the U-13/14 age range and they got off to a great start. Hosting the Philadelphia Union Academy, Met Oval scored three times to defeat their MLS-affiliated counter parts. Salvatore Rasizzi stole the show finding the back of the net three times.

New York Red Bulls

U-13/14s – New York Red Bulls 5-0 Match Fit (9/6)
U-15/16s – New York Red Bulls 4-2 Richmond United (9/6)
U-15/16s – New York Red Bulls 4-2 D.C. United  (9/7)
U-17/18s – New York Red Bulls 4-0 Richmond United  (9/6)
U-17/18s – New York Red Bulls 6-1 D.C. United  (9/7)

New York Red Bulls LogoIt was a strong showing from all of the New York Red Bulls Academy squads putting in explosive performances. In five games over the weekend, the Red Bulls outscored their opponents 23-3. Jack Valderrabano scored three times to lift the U-13/14s over Match Fit. Three players — Omir FernandezRyan Mingachos and Brian Saramago — scored two goals each over the weekend for the U-15/16s over Richmond United and D.C. United.

The U-17/18s were also in fine form, posting a 4-0 victory over Richmond United and then putting six past DC United the following day. Derrick Etienne led the team with three goals over the weekend. 


U-13/14s – NJCSA 2-4 World Class  (9/6)
U-15/16s – NJCSA V DC United (postponed)  (9/6)
U-15/16S – NJCSA 0-2 Richmond United  (9/7)
U-17/18s – NJCSA 2-6 DC United (9/6)
U-17/18s – NJCSA 0-3 Richmond United  (9/7)

It was a tough weekend all around for New Jersey Cedar Stars Academy. They fell in all of their games played with one — the U-15/16s matchup against D.C. United — being postponed due to bad weather. The U-13/14s were beaten by World Class FC at home.

The U-15/15s were unable to beat Richmond United and were shut out. The U-17/18s also found themselves shut out by Richmond United and mustered two goals in an otherwise one-sided win for D.C. United, who posted six goals.

Oakwood SC

Oakwood is another club with teams competing in all three age brackets waiting one more week to make their debut in the competition.


PDA Invitational Girls LogoU-13/14s – PDA 6-0 PA Classics (9/6)
U-15/16s – PDA 0-0 PA Classics (9/6)
U-17/18s – PDA 2-1 PA Classics (9/6)

Players Development Academy had a strong showing. The U-13/14s scored six times against PA Classics for a big victory.

The U-15/16’s were shut out, but were able to keep a clean sheet of their own. The U-17/18s found two important goals to lead them past PA Classics.  Cameron Allen and Jalil Blalock scored the crucial goals.


Albertson SCAlbertson

U-14s – Continental FC v Albertson (9/6)
U-14s – Match Fit 1-0 Albertson (9/7)

Albertson were unable to beat Match Fit on Sunday. In a close game, the home side was able to find the lone goal.

East Meadow

U-14s – Match Fit 0-1 East Meadow (9/6)
U-14s – Continental FC 2-3 East Meadow  (9/7)

East Meadow had a good start to the season two on their travles. They were able to to fine the lone goal in a tight affair. On Sunday, it was the complete opposite with a more open game that saw five goals scored. Zakirah Mcgilivary is off to a strong scoring all four of East Meadow’s goals at the weekend.

Match FitMatch Fit

U-14s – Match Fit 0-1 East Meadow  (9/6)
U-14s – Match Fit 1-0 Albertson (9/7)

Match Fit split a pair of 1-0 defeats during their opening week. East Meadow’s Sakirah Mccgilivary scored the lone goal in their match on Saturday. However, on Sunday they were able to rebound and get their own 1-0 win.


U-14s – Penn Fusion SA 4-3 PDA (9/6)
U-14s- FC Bucks 2-0 PDA (9/7)

It was a tough trip for PDA, losing both games. Three different scorers – Leanne EngemannEmily Leyson and Damali Simon-Ponte – found the back of the net, but it wasn’t enough. PDA conceded for goals to Penn Fusion SA.

In Sunday’s game, PDA again suffered defeat. The FC Bucks found the back of the net twice to send PDA home without a point. They will need to regroup for the coming week’s game.

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