Performers of the Week for Week Five
U-15/16 Performer of the Week: Pedro Velazquez
Club: Chivas USA
Birth Year: 1994
Velazquez played up in the Chivas USA U-17/18 game on Saturday against De Anza Force in the 3-3 draw. He scored two goals to help the team improve their overall record to 2-0-2. Although the season is still early, Chivas USA sits on top of the SoCal Division.
Chivas USA will take on Northwest Division opponents with Crossfire Premier and Seattle Sounders FC this weekend and then round out October against Cal Odyssey and the San Jose Earthquakes.
U-17/18 Performer of the Week: Nathan Diehl
Club: Birmingham United
Birth Year: 1992
Diehl and the Birmingham United defense challenged the offense oriented Concorde Fire team in the teams’ first meeting of season on October 10. Seven games into the season, Diehl’s strong defending and consistent contributions have seen him become a regular starter in the backline.
Birmingham United has bounced back from a slow start in September to earn two draws and a win to remain undefeated in October. The team faces conference opponents, Weston FC and Kendall SC in two weeks and then continues divisional play into November before challenging unique opponents at the Winter Showcase.