USSDA Boys East Conference Recap: October 28-29, 2017
U.S. Soccer Development Academy East Conference clubs finished their October schedules over the weekend. Continue reading for a rundown of the action in the U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 age groups.
Six different players found the net for New England Revolution (7-2-1) in a dominant 6-0 win over Oakwood SC (3-7-0) on Saturday. All six goals came during a 25-minute stretch in the second half, while goalkeeper goalkeeper Eliot Jones recorded the clean sheet in net. Defenders Jack Anderson, Cole Richardson and Zachary Sardi-Santos all played the full 90 minutes as New England earned its third shutout of the fall.
Three second half goals fueled FC Greater Boston Bolts (3-4-3) in a 3-2 defeat of Beachside SC on the road in Connecticut on Saturday morning. Michael Maldonado (42′), Liam Riley (54′) and Brett Ghelfi (57′) provided the scoring for Boston in their second-highest output of the season.
Boston played its fourth straight game decided by one goal or less on Sunday, but came up just short in a 1-0 game against FC Westchester Armour (5-3-3). An 11th minute goal by FC Westchester’s Mateo Davalos proved to be the game-winner, as goalkeeper J. Quinn Closson and the back line secured their fifth consecutive clean sheet. Defenders Nicholas Logan, Ivo Pasa and Leonardo Alvarado played the full 80 minutes in the shutout.
FC Westchester also earned a 3-0 win over first place BW Gottschee Academy (7-2-0) on Saturday, behind goals from Claudio Laraia (6′), Sean Paolo Salgueiro (22′) and Daniel Medina (69′).
New York City FC (4-1-4) continued its strong start to the season with a 1-0 shutout of second place Montreal Impact FC (6-2-0). Eligio Guarino‘s 63rd minute strike proved to be the game-winner, as goalkeeper Sebastian Cutler and the NYCFC back line held on for the team’s third straight clean sheet.
Seacoast United (3-3-3) blanked Empire United (0-9-0) 1-0 on Sunday in the only other game of the weekend. Lex Dadmun‘s 10th minute goal was all Seacoast needed, as goalkeeper David Wilson and the back line combined for Seacoast’s second straight shutout.
Philadelphia Union (4-1-3) became the first team to defeat the New York Red Bulls (7-1-1) this season, earning a 4-2 win on the road in a match-up of MLS academies. After the teams went into halftime tied at 1-1, Philadelphia netted three second half goals, including two from Selmir Miscic (58′, 79′).
Bethesda SC (7-3-1) earned a 4-2 win at home against Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth as four different players – Christopher Moreno (17′), Isaiah Foster (33′), Ethan Fraser (41′) and Jose Ortega (49′) – found the net for the team’s balanced attack.
PDA (7-2-1) continued its strong start to the season with a 2-1 road win over Baltimore Armour (2-6-2) on Sunday, behind a brace from Stephen Duncan. After Duncan and Baltimore’s Cameron Dawson exchanged goals in the 45th minute, Duncan came through with the game-winner in the 80th minute, shortly ahead of the final whistle.
Cedar Stars Academy – Bergen (3-3-4) edged PA Classics (3-4-1) by a 2-1 margin Saturday on their home field. Following a scoreless first half, Nathan Armstrong (43′) and Luka Kozomara (50′) netted back-to-back goals to open the second half, and Cedar Stars held on for three points, limiting PA Classics to a lone goal by David Sidoti in the 63rd minute.
Division leader Concorde Fire (7-3-0) earned its fourth straight multi-goal victory on Saturday, downing United Futbol Academy (2-5-2) by a 3-1 margin. Matthew Ushry set the tone with a goal in the opening minute of the game, and Zachary Martin added a 65th minute strike, shortly after Concorde benefited from a UFA own goal in the 51st.
Second place Charlotte Soccer Academy (6-2-2) blanked in-state foe Carolina Rapids (5-3-3) by a 2-0 scoreline, receiving goals from John Trucillo (17′) and Tucker Lepley (79′). Charlotte extended its winning streak to four with the home win.
Kendall SC’s (4-4-1) Alexander Lozano recorded a brace to lead the attack in a 4-1 road win over Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday afternoon. It marked Kendall SC’s fourth win their past five games.
The weekend also saw two all-Florida match-ups end in draws, with Weston FC (4-2-1) playing Orlando City (4-2-1) to a 2-2 result, and Armada FC Pro Academy (2-3-1) tying IMG Academy 3-3.
After Orlando City took a 1-0 lead into halftime behind a Ernest Nigel Muirhead strike in the 33rd minute, Weston scored twice in a two-minute span to begin the second half, with goals from Santiago Junco (41′) and Lorenzo Dimercurio (42′). Orlando’s Kobie Vazquez (78′) netted a late equalizer to salvage a point.
Armada FC Pro Academy and IMG Academy each scored three unanswered goals in a wild game, which saw five of the six total scores in the second half. Wilfredo Rivera Cepeda (38′), Zachary Hassell (43′) and Nail Becirevic (47′) scored within nine minutes of each to help Armada build a 3-0 lead, before IMG stormed back with goals from Cole Tetler (56′), Karl Weisenfeld (75′) and William Brambach (80′).
BW Gottschee Academy (7-1-1) earned its sixth straight win, 2-1 over FC Westchester (4-5-1) on Saturday. After Westchester took a 1-0 lead in the 48th minute, Jeffery Sypytkowski (57′, 63′) scored twice in a six-minute span to put Gottschee on top for good.
FC Westchester Armour bounced back with a dominant 5-2 win over FC Greater Boston Bolts (3-5-1) on Sunday, highlighted by a hat trick from Jafi Alexis.
Boston opened the weekend with a 2-1 win over Beachside SC (1-6-0), behind goals from Christian Pulselli and Victor Viana.
A first half brace from Benjamin Kogan and another goal from Dylan Maxon propelled Oakwood SC (3-4-2) to a 3-2 road win over New England Revolution (2-6-1) on Saturday afternoon at Bayside FC Facility in Massachusetts.
The New York Red Bulls (9-0-0) notched their ninth straight win to open the season, blanking Philadelphia Union (3-1-3) by a narrow 1-0 margin. Scott Taylor broke the stalemate in the 86th minute with the game-winning goal, and the Red Bulls’ defense earned their fourth clean sheet of the fall.
Second place Baltimore Armour (6-2-1) notched its second straight clean sheet, and fifth overall, in a 1-0 win over PDA. Armour pushed its winning streak to three as Kevin Medrano‘s 25th minute goal put them in the lead, while goalkeeper Raffaele Mannarelli and defenders Jacob Mayer, Matthew Owusu, Loc San and Tait Thorner each went the full 90 minutes.
Third place D.C. United (5-2-2) downed Richmond United (4-6-0) at home 4-1, in a game highlighted by two goals in a three-minute span by Griffin Yow (66′, 68′).
Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth also defeated Bethesda SC in a hard-fought 2-1 result, which saw all three goals scored in the final 30 minutes of the second half. Bethesda’s Kevin Ventura broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute, before Christopher Angermund equalized for Cedar Stars in the 70th and Julian Gibson connected on the game-winner in the 83rd.
All four Southeast Division games ended in draws on Saturday, as Charlotte Soccer Academy (2-6-2) drew 1-1 with Carolina Rapids (4-4-2), Weston FC and Orlando City played to a scoreless deadlock, Armada FC Pro Academy (1-3-1) and IMG Academy (3-4-1) tied 1-1, and United Futbol Academy (3-3-2) drew Concorde Fire (7-2-1) by a score of 3-3.
All six goals scored between UFA and Concorde Fire came during a wild second half, as both teams matched each other goal for goal. UFA’s Austen Carranza opened the scoring in the 50th minute, and Concorde’s Austin Shukoor equalized just five minutes later. John Franks gave Concorde the lead in the 66th, but UFA’s Simon Carlson answered in the 75th. UFA’s Jorge Garcia (86′) and Justin Guest (90′) exchanged goals in the final minutes to close out the scoring.
Armada FC’s Jahleel Richards netted an 11th minute goal and IMG Academy’s Ty Sanchez equalized in the 46th during their 1-1 draw.
Charlotte SA’s Aidan Dwyer (39′) and Carolina Rapids’ Donovan Roux (48′) provided the scoring in the stalemate between the in-state opponents.
FC Greater Boston Bolts (4-2-3) picked up four of six available points on the weekend, overpowering Beachside SC 4-1 on Saturday before playing FC Westchester Armour (1-5-4) to a 3-3 draw on Sunday. John Siracuse led Boston with three goals over the two games, including a brace against Beachside and a critical 71st minute equalizer to salvage a point against Westchester. Siracuse’s strike was the last of three unanswered goals in the second half for Boston, followed by scores by Gabriel Meireles (63′) and Joseph Morrison (65′).
BW Gottschee (2-5-2) earned a 2-1 win over Westchester on Saturday, in another Northeast match-up with a thrilling finish. Daquan Brown spotted Gottschee with a 1-0 lead in the 79th minute goal, but Westchester’s Daquan Brown netted what appeared to be the deciding equalizer in the 88th minute. However, Gottschee’s Thriston Briscoe came through with the game-winner in the 90th.
New England Revolution (5-3-1) edged Oakwood SC (5-3-1) 3-2 on Saturday evening at Bayside FC Facility, behind an early Timothy Ennin (12′) goal and a brace from Isaac Angking (39′, 63′).
New York Red Bulls (9-0-0) kept its perfect season alive, handing second place Philadelphia Union (5-1-0) its first loss of the season in a 3-1 game. John Murphy‘s 12th minute strike and JP Marin‘s (35′, 90’) brace fueled New York’s attack in their ninth consecutive win.
Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth (5-3-1) edged Bethesda SC (2-5-2) at the Maryland SoccerPlex 3-2 on Saturday afternoon, due in large part to a fast start to the first half, as Valentino Ambrosio (9′) and Michael Lin (20′) each scored to build an early 2-0 lead. U.S. Youth international Gabe Segal cut the lead to 2-1 in the 35th minute, but Cameron McGregor pushed the lead back to two in the 55th. Baraka Kiingi drew Bethesda back within striking distance with a 70th minute goal, before Cedar Stars clamped down defensively to preserve the lead.
D.C. United (4-5-0) received a 7th minute goal from Alec Townsend, and locked down on the defensive side to earn a 1-0 clean sheet win over Richmond United on Saturday night at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School. U.S. international goalkeeper Quantrell Jones recorded the shutout in net, as defenders Michael Edwards and Aldo Moreno played the full 90 minutes.
PDA (6-2-0) notched its sixth win through its first eight games, shutting out Baltimore Armour (4-2-2) in another 1-0 result. Ryan Keenan‘s 35th minute strike proved to be all the New Jersey side needed, as U.S. youth international goalkeeper Hunter Pinho notched the clean sheet for PDA’s fourth straight 1-0 win. Defenders Marco de la Bandera, Thomas DeVizio, Andrew Murray and Stephen Schmitt all played the full 90 minutes in the shutout.
Charlotte Soccer Academy (4-3-1) stormed past Carolina Rapids (0-9-0) by a 3-0 score at home on Saturday afternoon, pushing their winning streak to three. Daniel Steedman led the offense with a brace, while goalkeeper William Ross IV notched the clean sheet. Defenders Ifeanyi Anyafo, Tavis Braithwaite and Brendan Fischer each played the full 90 minutes in the win.
Gabriel Muzy’s brace and Tomas Echeverria‘s 69th minute game-winner fueled Weston FC (4-1-1) in a 3-2 win over Orlando City SC (3-2-2) on Saturday evening at Tequesta Park Turf. Orlando City’s Allen Seals and Mario Licor scored a pair of early second half goals in the closely-contested game.