USSF Development Academy roundup
A busy weekend in the USSF Development Academy saw a number of MLS teams emerge as winners.
Real Salt Lake came away from four games undefeated, winning all but one match. The U-18s got things started right by beating Santa Cruz Breakers Academy 4-0, before the U-16s grabbed a 4-3 win of their own. The only blemish of the weekend came when the U-18s tied De Anza Force 2-2, while the U-16s won 4-1 for their second win in two days.
New York’s academy came one game shy of a four-win weekend. The Red Bull U-18s romped past Match Fit Chelsea 5-1, and the U-16s tasted similar success in a 2-1 win. After the U-18s defeated NJSA 04, 3-0, the U-16s couldn’t complete the sweep, losing 2-0.
The Crew academy enjoyed the best weekend, winning both games they played over Internationals – the U-18s winning 1-0, and the U-16s by a 2-1 score.
Most other academy teams experienced mixed fortunes. D.C. United's U-18s tied Cosmos East, 1-1, and the U-16s lost 3-0 on Saturday. But United bounced back as the U-18s defeated Met Oval 2-0 and the U-16s ran out 4-0 victors.
The same could be said for New England’s academy sides. The Revolution went unbeaten in two Saturday matches, with the U-16s winning 1-0 against Potomac, while the U-18s tied 1-1.
But when Baltimore Bays Chelsea came to town the next day, New England suffered two defeats as the U-16s lost 1-0 and the U-18s fell 2-1.
It was a weekend to forget out west for the San Jose Earthquakes academy, who dropped all four fixtures of the weekend. Real So Cal’s U-18s posted a 1-0 win before the U-16s grabbed a 2-1 win over the Quakes, and Cosmos West was too much for Sunday. The Cosmos U-18s won 2-0, while the U-16s sent San Jose to a 2-1 loss for a fourth loss.
Here’s a look at other scores from the weekend:
Baltimore Bays Chelsea 5, FC Greater Boston 1
Cosmos Academy West 2, Cal Odyssey 1
Alberston SC 3, FC Delco 0
North Meck SC 1, Kendall SC 0
PA Classics 2, FC Westchester 0
North Carolina Fusion 5, Clearwater Chargers 4
North Carolina Fusion 2, IMG Soccer Academy 0
Clearwater Chargers 1, CASL Chelsea FC 0
PDA 5, NJSA 04 0
Arsenal FC 3, De Anza Force 2
PA Classics 1, FC Westchester 1
Charlotte Soccer Academy 2, Weston FC 1