On Sunday, July 10, the U-15/16 teams began their quest for the national championship with all eight teams in action. A total of 32 matches scheduled for the fourth annual Finals Week, held outside of California for the first time in Academy history.
US Soccer Development Academy FINALS WEEK : On Sunday, July 10, the U-15/16 teams began their quest for the national championship with all eight teams in action. A total of 32 total matches scheduled for the fourth annual Finals Week, held outside of California for the first time in Academy history.
U-15/16s ARE UP: While the older teams began group play Saturday afternoon, the eight U-15/16 teams settled in to the dorms on campus at Marquette University, Milwaukee after arriving Friday evening and throughout the day Saturday. The younger teams traveled from as far as Seattle, Southern California, Pennsylvania and Arizona, and had the opportunity to train once upon arrival in Wisconsin.
DIVISION RIVALS PLAY TO DRAW: So Cal Division rivals Real So Cal U-15/16 and the LA Galaxy battled to a 1-1 draw at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee, Wis., a goal each from LA Galaxy forward Ludwing Vargas and Real So Cal defender Brandon Vincent earning the teams share of the spoils from their first match at 2011 Development Academy Finals Week. The Galaxy had defeated Real So Cal by matching 3-2 scorelines in their previous two meetings this year.
WITH TWO GOALS: Real So Cal claimed second place in Group 2 after defeating the Dallas Texans 2-0 in their final group match with goals by Angel Fernandez and Daniel Dannas. Real So Cal finished group play with four points and beat out Seattle Sounders FC for second place based on goal differential. Real So Cal netted a goal on either side of halftime, with the opener coming in the 12th minute from Fernandez. Dannas converted a penalty kick just before halftime to give Real So Cal the 2-0 lead that they would hold on to for the rest of the match. With the win, Real So Cal will face Real Salt Lake AZ for third place on Saturday, July 16, at 6 p.m. CT. The Texans will take on CASL Chelsea FC Academy earlier that day at 1 p.m. CT in the game for seventh place.
REAL SO CAL U 15/16 FINISHES STRONG IN MILWAUKEE: following a scoreless battle and a dramatic 8-7 penalty kick shootout, Real So Cal finished in 4th place. Congratulations to the Real So Cal U 15/16 Academy Team