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U-15/16 Development Academy Playoffs Scenarios to Reach Finals Week


With all eight berths to Finals Week for the U-15/16 age group still on the line, there remain a plethora of scenarios for a total of 25 teams to be crowned the group winner. Here is a look at the scenarios for each group:

Group 1
CASL Chelsea FC Academy advances with a win or a tie 
New York Red Bulls advance with a win

Group 2
Pateadores advance with a win and a Dallas Texans loss or tie
Pateadores advance with a tie and a Dallas Texans loss
Dallas Texans advance with a win and a Pateadores loss or tie
Dallas Texans advance with a tie and a Pateadores loss
The group moves to a tie breaker with a Pateadores win and a Dallas Texans win (Pateadores holds a +2 goal differential advantage over Dallas) 
The group moves to a tie breaker with Pateadores tie and Dallas Texans tie (Pateadores holds a +2 goal differential advantage over Dallas)

Group 3
Charlotte Soccer Academy advances with a win and Vancouver Whitecaps FC loss
South Carolina United Battery advances with a win and a Charlotte loss or tie
Vancouver advances with a win and a Charlotte loss or tie
The group moves to a tie breaker with a Vancouver tie and a Charlotte tie (Charlotte holds a +1 goal differential advantage over Vancouver)
The group moves to a tie breaker with a Vancouver win and a Charlotte win (Charlotte holds a +1 goal differential advantage over Vancouver)

Group 4
Real Salt Lake AZ advances with a win or a tie
Chicago Fire advances with a win

Group 5
Shattuck-Saint Mary’s advance with a win or a tie and a Crew Soccer Academy loss
Crew Soccer Academy advances with a win or a tie and a Shattuck-Saint Mary’s loss
Crew Soccer Academy advances with a win and a Shattuck-Saint Mary’s tie
The group moves to a four-team tie breaker with an NJSA 04 AND a Texans SC Houston win
The group moves to a tie breaker with a Crew tie AND a Shattuck-Saint Mary’s tie (Shattuck-Saint Mary’s holds a +2 goal differential advantage over Crew)
The group moves to a tie breaker with a Crew win and Shattuck-Saint Mary’s win (Shattuck-Saint Mary’s holds a +2 goal differential advantage over Crew)

Group 6
D.C. United advances with a win
D.C. United advances with a tie and a LA Galaxy tie
Concorde advances with a win and D.C. United tie or loss
The group moves to a tie breaker with a Colorado Rush win AND a LA Galaxy win (D.C. United holds a +2 goal differential advantage over LA and a +5 goal differential advantage over Colorado Rush)

Group 7
PA Classics advances with a win
PA Classics advances with a tie and an Arsenal tie
Weston FC advances with a win and a PA Classics loss
Arsenal FC advances with a win and a PA Classics loss or tie
The group moves to a tie breaker with a PA Classics tie AND a Weston FC win (PA Classic holds a +1 goal differential advantage over Weston FC)

Group 8
St. Louis Scott Gallagher advances with a win
St. Louis Scott Gallagher advances with a tie and a San Diego Surf tie or loss
PDA advances with a win and a San Diego tie or loss
The group moves to a tiebreaker with a PDA win AND a San Diego win (PDA holds a +2 goal differential advantage over San Diego)

Playoffs Tiebreakers:
The ranking of each team in the Playoffs will be determined as follows:
a) greatest number of points obtained in all Playoff games;
b) greatest goal difference in all Playoff games;
c) greatest number of goals scored in all Playoff games.

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings will be determined as follows:
d) greatest number of points obtained in the Playoff games between the teams concerned;
e) greatest goal difference resulting from the Playoff games between the teams concerned;
f) greater number of goals scored in the Playoff games between the teams concerned;
g) penalty kicks if only two teams are still equal;
h) drawing of lots by the Academy Staff if three or more teams are still equal.


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