The Under-15/16 age group took the fields one last time at the 2012 Development Academy Winter Showcase at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Here are some highlights from the final day:
Lonestar SC entered the second half down 2-0 to Strikers FC, but Arik Arredondo scored a goal, followed by Noah Murphy’s equalizer and then game-winner in the 68th and 70th minutes, respectively, to earn a 3-2 victory.
Brandon Tetro and Derrick Etienne scored back-to-back goals for the defending Academy U-15/16 champion New York Red Bulls for a 2-1 victory against the LA Galaxy after opening the match down a goal in the first 12 minutes.
Luca Giovine had two second-half goals as the Chicago Fire blanked the Portland Timbers 3-0.
Real Salt Lake Arizona had a well-rounded effort offensively with Sebastian Saucedo, Adolfo Ovalle and Jason Eng helping the team to a 3-1 win against Sporting Kansas City.
Anthony Brown’s two goals – one to open the game and one to cap it off – led the way for St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro for a 4-0 win against Andromeda FC.
The San Diego Surf’s Pablo Pelaez scored twice and Bryce Flores scored in the opening minute for a dominant 5-0 win against McLean Youth Soccer.
Chargers Soccer Club’s Tanner Young scored twice in the first half and the goals held up for a 2-0 win against Met Oval Juventus.