YNT Aug 3, 2012
Former Houston Dynamo Academy defender Sebastien Ibeagha (left) is playing for a PDL title on Saturday with the Carolina Dynamo.
The USL Premier Development League is holding its championship game on Saturday as Houston Dynamo Academy alum Sebastien Ibeagha and his Carolina Dynamo side face Forest City London at 7 p.m. ET at Macpherson Stadium in Greensboro, N.C.
Ibeagha helped a Dynamo defense that tied for a league-lowest 10 goals allowed. Ibeagha also was named to the PDL All-League Team. Three other former Academy players were named to the All-League: Sounders FC U23’s DeAndre Yedlin (Crossfire Premier and Seattle Sounders FC) and the Michigan Bucks’ Kevin Cope (Michigan Wolves) and Adam Grinwis (Derby County Wolves).
Grinwis led the PDL with an impressive 0.44 goals against average this season and he is one of three finalists for PDL Rookie of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. Cope and Ibeagha are Defender of the Year finalists. The awards will be presented Saturday.