Second Day of 2011 Finals Week in the Books as Under-17/18 Division Resumes Group Play
Development Academy Finals Week
July 11, 2011
DAY TWO IN THE BOOKS: All 16 teams now have a game under their belts after the first day of action for the U-15/16 age group at Development Academy Finals Week in Milwaukee, Wis. Sundayâ€™s four matches at Marquette University, Marquette High School and Uihlein Soccer Park kicked off the younger teamsâ€™ run toward the championship match, which will be played on Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m. CT. Finals Week is now a quarter of the way finished, with eight of the 32 scheduled games completed.
SEATTLE SOUNDERS AND DALLAS TEXANS KICK OFF FINALS WEEK ACTION: A Dallas Texans goal five minutes from the end of regulation neutralized a one-goal lead as theyÂ drew 1-1 with Finals Week newcomers Seattle Sounders FC in the opening match of the U-15/16 Division at Development Academy Finals week. Jesse Klug opened the scoring for Seattle in the sixth minute and the advantage lasted nearly the entire match, but Vernon Bailey had the answer in the 75th minute on a hot afternoon on the turf.
DIVISION RIVALS PLAY TO DRAW: SoCal Division rivals Real So Cal U-15/16 and the LA GalaxyÂ battled to a 1-1 draw at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee, Wis., a goal each from LA Galaxy forward Ludwing Vargas and Real So Cal defender Brandon Vincent earning the teams a share of the spoils from their first match at 2011 Development Academy Finals Week. The Galaxy had defeated Real So Cal by matching 3-2 scorelines in their previous two meetings this year.
Group 1 Standings
Group 1 Schedule and Results
|July 10||Seattle Sounders FC 1, Dallas Texans 1||2 p.m.||Turf Field; Marquette University|
|July 10||LA Galaxy 1, Real So Cal 1||3 p.m.||Stadium Field; Uihlein Soccer Park|
|July 12||Dallas Texans vs. LA Galaxy||5:30 p.m.||Quad Park; Marquette High School|
|July 12||Real So Cal vs. Seattle Sounders FC||8 p.m.||Valley Fields; Marquette University|
|July 14||Seattle Sounders FC vs. LA Galaxy||3 p.m.||Uihlein Soccer Park|
|July 14||Dallas Texans vs. Real So Cal||3 p.m.||Pat Jones Field; Uihlein Soccer Park|
NORTH CAROLINA FUSION AND REAL SALT LAKE AZ DRAW IN FIRST GAME: A late goal from North Carolina Fusionâ€™s Mason Billings was enough to earn a draw against Real Salt Lake AZ as the two teams began play at Development Academy Finals Week. Real Salt Lake AZ will next face PA Classics, who currently hold the top place in Group 2, on Tuesday, July 12, at 2 p.m. CT and North Carolina Fusion will play CASL Chelsea FC Academy on Tuesday at 3 p.m. CT. Both games will be played at Uihlein Soccer Park.
PA CLASSICS TOPS GROUP 2 AFTER FIRST DAY: PA Classics moved into the top place of Group 2 with a narrow 1-0 victory against CASL Chelsea FC Academy at Development Academy Finals Week. Zachary Heistek scored a 10th minute goal and the stingy PA Classics defense was able to hold on, limiting CASL to just six shots on the night. The only team to emerge victorious in any of the four U-15/16 games Sunday afternoon, PA Classics is in the driverâ€™s seat as the teams compete for a place in the championship match that takes place Saturday, July 17. Classics will play Real Salt Lake AZ on Tuesday, July 12, at 2 p.m. CT. CASL will look to make up ground when they take on North Carolina Fusion on Tuesday at 3 p.m. CT at Uihlein Soccer Park.
Group 2 Standings
|July 10||North Carolina Fusion 1, Real Salt Lake AZ 1||5:30 p.m.||Quad Park; Marquette High School|
|July 10||PA Classics 1, CASL Chelsea FC 0||8 p.m.||Valley Fields; Marquette University|
|July 12||Real Salt Lake AZ vs. PA Classics||2 p.m.||Uihlein Soccer Park|
|July 12||CASL Chelsea FC vs. North Carolina Fusion||3 p.m.||Pat Jones Field; Uihlein Soccer Park|
|July 14||North Carolina Fusion vs. PA Classics||6 p.m.||Quad Park; Marquette High School|
|July 14||Real Salt Lake AZ vs. CASL Chelsea FC||6 p.m.||Valley Fields; Marquette University|
MATCHDAY 2 FOR THE U-17/18S:Â The second of three match days kicks off in Milwaukee, with CASL Chelsea FC and FC Dallas, and Dallas Texans and Pateadores facing off for top spot in their respective groups. Precious points are on the line as the current first and second place teams in each group take on each other as their run at 2011 Finals Week continues.
|July 11||Baltimore Bays Chelsea vs. Weston FC||2 p.m.||Uihlein Soccer Park|
|July 11||CASL Chelsea FC vs. FC Dallas||3 p.m.||Pat Jones Field; Uihlein Soccer Park|
|July 11||New York Red Bulls vs. Players Development Academy||5:30 p.m.||Quad Park; Marquette High School|
|July 11||Dallas Texans vs. Pateadores||8 p.m.||Valley Fields; Marquette University|
MEET WESTON FC: Weston FC U-17/18 has earned a place in the clubâ€™s first ever Finals Week after winning the Southeast Division. In this team profile, ussoccer.com shows you everything you need to know about the high-scoring South Florida club as it looks for its first win of the tournament when they face 2008 Development Academy champions Baltimore Bays Chelsea.
STAY TUNED: Studio 90 will have you covered from Milwaukee with daily updates on Finals Week as the 16 teams compete for the national championship. Youâ€™ll see goals from every game and post-match reaction as well as the scores and standings from the tournament.
ALL ON THE YNT BLOG: The YNT Blog on ussoccer.com keeps you updated on the interesting happenings on and off the field in Milwaukee. From things like background info on all the participating teams to a summary of an impromptu Watch Party for the USA-Brazil game, the YNT Blog is your source for the goods on Finals Week.
KEEPING UP IN REAL TIME: Thereâ€™s only one way you can get real-time updates for all 32 games at Development Academy Finals Week: by following us on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt. Be the first to know scores, standings and scenarios for teams to reach the championship matches during 2011 Finals Week.