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Academy Players of the Week for the Week of Jan. 11

U-15/16: Brandon Jordi
Position: Forward
Club: North Meck SC

Jordi’s goal in the 36th minute against Atlanta Fire United helped lift North Meck to a 5-0 victory on Saturday. The forward’s goal was one of four recorded in the first half of the match. Jordi’s successful weekend has been only part of a thriving career, as he appeared with one of the Academy Select teams vs. LAFC Chelsea at the Winter Showcase after returning from an ACL injury last season. Jordi has also recorded previous call-ins to several Youth National Teams.

Up next is more divisional play for North Meck heading into the latter part of January and February.

U-17/18: Kevin Garcia-Lopez
Position: Defender
Club: Pateadores

The Pateadores saw only their second divisional game this past weekend with a tie against Irvine Strikers in a 2-2 draw. Kevin Garcia-Lopez went the distance in the match, helping to hold their opponents to only two goals. The starter helped the Pats record their first tie of season. Next on the schedule are two local games with Real So Cal and Arsenal, then the teams travel north to face Washington Premier and Crossfire Premier.