Academy Players of the Week for the Week of Feb. 8
U-15/16 Player: Raul Mendiola
Club: Arsenal FC
Raul Mendiola was instrumental in controlling the pace of the match in Arsenal FC’s 1-0 win against the LA Galaxy. His mobility and quickness helped create goal scoring opportunities, including the game winner after fifteen minutes. The midfielder has been a regular starter with the team in the first eight games of the season. The win came as Arsenal FC’s third single goal victory of the season.
The team will look to continue their winning ways against Crossfire Premier and Washington Premier FC this weekend at home.
U-17/18 Player: Kelyn Rowe
Club: Crossfire Premier
Kelyn Rowe continued his strong contributions this weekend in the 3-0 victory against Pateadores on Saturday. He scored twice at with a goal at the first minute and capped the scoring with an 88th minute goal. It was his third consecutive match with at least one goal. The forward finished off the weekend on Sunday against Irvine Strikers, helping create dangerous opportunities in the team’s 2-0 win.
Crossfire Premier will finish their Academy schedule with a trip to southern California to play Arsenal FC and Real So Cal this weekend, before taking on Washington Premier FC in a local derby.