U.S. Soccer Boys DA Cup East Conference Clubs Recap: Oct. 5-6, 2019
It was a busy weekend in U.S. Soccer Boys DA Cup competition, across the U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 age groups.
Continue reading for a look at some of the top performances in the divisions composed of East Conference clubs.
U-15 Northeast / Atlantic Division
New York City FC captured their 6th consecutive victory to open the inaugural DA Cup campaign, downing New England Revolution 3-1 on Saturday. Carlo Brown led the attack with a brace, scoring a goal in each half.
New England bounced back on Sunday with a 4-1 rout of PDA, in a game highlighted by braces from Jordi Tornberg Ayala and Malcolm Fry.
Philadelphia Union remain perfect after winning their 4th straight game, 6-0 over PDA. Dominic Dubon netted a hat trick, and Marcelo Mazzola notched a brace in the first half to lead the offense. The Union have now outscored opponents 23-1 in DA Cup action.
Baltimore Armour improved to 3-1-1 in DA Cup competition, as 3 different players found the net during a 3-1 win over Montreal Impact FC.
U-15 Northeast Division
Seacoast United picked up their 3rd win of the season in Boys DA Cup play, defeating Beachside SC 3-1. A 73rd minute goal by Edward Fandunyan proved to be the game-winner, as he broke a 1-1 tie which had stood since the 38th minute.
U-15 NJ / NY Division
Met Oval and New York SC played to a thrilling 4-4 draw on Saturday morning, with Met Oval coming back from a 2-goal deficit in the final 10 minutes. Giulio Misitano scored all 4 goals for Met Oval, including a hat trick in the second half alone. Je-Dan Jackson led the New York SC attack with a hat trick.
U-15 PA / VA Division
FC DELCO had a perfect weekend at home, earning a 5-0 win over VDA and a 2-1 defeat of Richmond United. Brendan Miller and Sebastian Perez-Gasiba sparked the DELCO offense, each recording braces in the 1st half against VDA.
VDA bounced back on Sunday, downing PA Classics 3-0. Following a scoreless opening half, VDA netted 3 unanswered goals, all by different players in the 2nd half.
PA Classics picked up a dominant 4-0 victory against Richmond United on Saturday, as their balanced offense had 4 different goal scorers. Goalkeeper Thomas Viscuso combined with the back line to tally the clean sheet.
U-15 Southeast Division
Concorde Fire received 3 goals in the second half, taking over the game against Charlotte Independence following a scoreless opening period. The Atlanta-based club is now 4-0-1, with a firm lead in the division.
U-16/17 Northeast / Atlantic Division
A 35th minute goal from Mouhamadou Kane was all Montreal Impact FC needed to earn their 5th win of the DA Cup season, 1-0 over Baltimore Armour. The Impact defense recorded their first clean sheet in DA Cup play on the road.
The Philadelphia Union are still perfect through four Cup matches, following a dominant 4-1 effort against PDA. 4 different players found the net in the win, as the Union netted 3 unanswered goals in the 2nd half after they went into halftime tied at 1-1.
In a Beltway battle on Saturday, Bethesda SC stunned D.C. United with a 90th game-winner from Carlos Quintero. In his first action of the season, goalkeeper Ilyaz Dresser helped the Bethesda defense notch their 3rd straight clean sheet. Bethesda followed up on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Montreal Impact.
New England Revolution secured their 1st win in the DA Cup, shutting out New York City FC 2-0. Goalkeeper Matthew Tibbetts and the Revolution back line combined for the team’s 1st clean sheet of the season. Defenders Cole Richardson and Dylan Walsh each played the full 90 in the shutout.
U-16/17 Northeast Division
Seacoast United made it 5 wins in a row to begin the DA Cup, as they turned in a superb defensive effort during their 1-0 shutout of Beachside SC. Estevao Gouveia’s goal in the 7th minute proved to be the game-winner.
U-16/17 PA / VA Division
Richmond United continued their dominant start to the season with a 3-1 win against PA Classics on Saturday afternoon. Ryan Mahon (7’), David Cole (50’) and Michael Mancuso (72’) provided the scoring in the victory.
U-16/17 NY / NJ Division
FC Westchester improved to 2-0-0 in Cup competition, storming past BW Gottschee Academy 4-1. Westchester’s dangerous offense had 4 different goal scorers in a game where they jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the 33rd minute.
Giovanni Fabiano turned in a hat trick as Met Oval blanked New York SC 3-0 on Saturday. Goalkeeper Sebastian Cutler combined with the back line to record the team’s 1st clean sheet in the DA Cup.
U-18/19 Northeast / Atlantic Division
New York City FC sits atop the division following their 4th win of the season on Saturday, a 6-1 rout of 2nd place New England Revolution. Remarkably, NYCFC had 6 different goal scorers in the game.
D.C. United rode a pair of 1st half goals from Ronald Fuentes (21’) and Jesus Salazar (37’) to a 2-1 victory over Bethesda SC, picking up their 2nd win of the DA Cup. Bethesda rallied on Sunday for a 3-3 draw against Montreal Impact FC.
Baltimore Armour tallied their 1st DA Cup victory, shutting out Montreal Impact FC 2-0. Defenders Jose Joya and Loc San played the full 90 minutes in the clean sheet effort.
PDA also found their way into the win column, with Nigel Griffith providing a brace in the team’s 4-2 defeat of New England Revolution.
In a matchup of MLS academies, the New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union played to a 3-3 draw. Shanyder Borgelin recorded a brace for Philadelphia, as they fought back from 2 goals down to earn a point.
U-18/19 Northeast Division
Oakwood SC extended their season-opening DA Cup win streak to 4 games, overpowering Boston Bolts 3-0 on Sunday afternoon. Nathan Becher helped put the game away early, recording a brace by the 33rd minute.
Beachside SC kept their perfect DA Cup record alive with their 3rd straight win, pummeling Seacoast United 7-0. Phineas Callahan (hat trick) and Liam Coffey (brace) combined for 5 goals in the blowout.
U-18/19 NY / NJ Division
FC Westchester came away with their 1st-ever DA Cup victory, behind a 78th minute game-winner from Dion Ahmetaj which broke a 1-1 tie against BW Gottschee Academy.
U-18/19 PA / VA Division
FC DELCO is now 3-0-0 in DA Cup action, after they won back-to-back games against VDA and Richmond United this weekend. Justin Ruth scored all 5 of DELCO’s goals over the course of the 2-1 and 3-1 victories.
Richmond United claimed their 2nd win in the DA Cup on Saturday, shutting out PA Classics 2-0. Goalkeeper Gabriel Langenbucher worked with the United back line to secure the clean sheet.
U-18/19 Florida Division
Miami Rush Kendall SC improved to 2-0-0 in DA Cup play, utilizing a pair of 1st half goals from Sebastian Paz (34’) and Gianpiero Petrilli (37’).
U-18/19 Southeast Division
Concorde Fire earned 4-of-6 possible points, defeating Charlotte Soccer Academy 2-0, and tying Charlotte Independence 1-1.
Armada FC Pro Academy turned in a strong defensive performance in their opening victory of the inaugural DA Cup campaign, a 1-0 shutout of NC Fusion. Colton Myers’ 9th minute goal proved to be the game-winner, as Armada goalkeeper notched the clean sheet behind his tough back line.
Charlotte Soccer Academy got into the win column with a 1-0 effort against United Futbol Academy. Victor Pastrana provided the lone goal in the 41st minute, while Charlotte defenders Cole Knapp, Emiliano Sanchez Guerra and Cole Weinhardt played the full 90 in the shutout.