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Finals Week Day Six Notes


YOUNGER GAMES SET: As the U-17/18 teams are set to round out group play on Thursday, the younger age groups finalized their spots in Friday night’s placement matches at Finals Week in Carson, Calif. Though the U-15/16 group winners were determined on Monday, the other placement games were up for grabs, making for an exciting finish at The Home Depot Center.

 U-15/16 Placement Matchups
Match                     Teams                                                    Kickoff (PT)  Venue   
 7th Place Game  CASL Chelsea FC vs. D.C. United  1 p.m.  Field 2
 5th Place Game  Internationals vs. Sockers FC  3 p.m.  Field 3
 3rd Place Game  Baltimore Bays Chelsea vs. DeAnza Force  5 p.m.  Field 2
 1st Place Game  Cal Odyssey vs. Chicago Fire  7 p.m.  Field 1

GROUP 1 FINALES: A pair of free flowing games rounded out Group 1, as second place was on the line in both matches. DeAnza was able to knock off group winner Chicago Fire 2-0 to jump into second place, while a 1-0 win for Sockers FC against D.C. United put them into third place in the group.

U-15/16 Final Group 1 Standings 
Team 

 W

 L

 T

 GF

 GA

 GD

 Pts.

FIRE   2  1  0   4   3  +1   6
DEA   1  0  2   3   1  +2   5
SOCK   1  1  1   3   3   0   4
DCU   0  2  1   0   3  -3   1
 
U-15/16 Final Group 1 Results
Date        Match                                     
 July 14  DeAnza Force 2, Chicago Fire 0
 July 14  Sockers FC 1, D.C. United 0

A LOOK BACK AT GROUP 2: Internationals picked up their first win of the week against CASL Chelsea on Wednesday to finish in third place in Group 2, while Baltimore Bays Chelsea finished on a high note, taking a 2-0 win from group winner Cal Odyssey. The Bays will play DeAnza Force for third place in the 2009-10 Development Academy season.

U-15/16 Final Group 2 Standings 
Team 

 W

 L

 T

 GF

 GA

 GD

 Pts.

CAL   2  1  0   6   5  +1   6
BBC   1  0  2   2   0  +2   5
INT   1  1  1   2   2   0   4
CASL   0  2  1   2   5  -3   1

U-15/16 Final Group 2 Results
Date        Match                                                  
 July 14  Internationals 1, CASL Chelsea FC 0
 July 14  Baltimore Bays Chelsea 2, Cal Odyssey 0

Full U-15/16 Schedule and Results

EVERYTHING UP FOR GRABS: It all comes down to the final day of group games for the U-17/18s. Both groups have three teams who can advance to Saturday night’s championship with only one team in each group (Derby County in Group 1 and Concorde Fire in Group 2) mathematically eliminated. Currently, FC Dallas is in the pole position in Group 1, with CASL Chelsea FC and Crossfire Premier both within striking distance. In Group 2, Vardar and Real So Cal are tied at the top of the standings with Baltimore Bays Chelsea only one point back.

U-17/18 Group 1 Standings 
Team 

 W

 L

 T

 GF

 GA

 GD

 Pts.

FCD  1  0  1   2   1  +1   4
CASL  1  1  0   2   2    0   3
CRO  1  1  0   1   1    0   3
DCW   0  1  1   2   3   -1   1


U-17/18 Group 1 Schedule and Results 
Date      Match                                                         Time (PT)  Venue  
July 11  CASL Chelsea FC 2, Derby County Wolves 1  -  -
July 11 FC Dallas 1, Crossfire Premier 0  -  - 
July 13  Derby County Wolves 1, FC Dallas 1  -  - 
July 13  Crossfire Premier 1, CASL Chelsea FC 0  -  - 
July 15  Crossfire Premier vs. Derby County Wolves  7 p.m.  Field 2 
July 15  CASL Chelsea FC vs. FC Dallas  7 p.m.  Field 3 

 

U-17/18 Group 2 Standings 
Team 

 W

 L

 T

 GF

 GA

 GD

 Pts.

VAR  1  0  1   4   1  +3   4
REAL  1  0  1   3   2  +1   4
BBC  1  1  0   5   3  +2   3
CON   0  2  0   1   7   -6   1

U-17/18 Group 2 Schedule and Results 
Date      Match                                                        Time (PT)   Venue   
July 11  Vardar 1, Real So Cal 1 -  -
July 11 Baltimore Bays Chelsea 4, Concorde Fire 1 -  - 
July 13  Real So Cal 2, Baltimore Bays Chelsea 1 -  - 
July 13  Vardar 3, Concorde Fire 1  -  - 
July 15  Concorde Fire vs. Real So Cal   4 p.m.  Field 2 
July 15  Vardar vs. Baltimore Bays Chelsea 4 p.m.  Field 3 

Full U-17/18 Standings and Results

U-17/18 Quick Hits
• Through eight games, there have been 20 goals scored by 20 different players.

• FC Dallas entered Finals Week on a 12-game winning and multiple goals-scored streak. Since arriving in LA however, their possession-reliant style of play has allowed them to stay on top of their group with only two goals in two games.

• Six of the first eight games have been either draws or decided by one goal.

• Every U-17/18 team has gotten on the scoreboard, compared to the U-15/16s where D.C. United has gone scoreless and Baltimore Bays Chelsea finally got their first tallies in the last match of group play.

• In true tournament fashion, both final games in each group will be played at the same time, leaving fans, players and coaches forced to listen for goals from the field behind them to determine where their team stands in-game.

SEASON FINALE: The Development Academy playoff system was created to add to the number of meaningful games for Academy athletes, further enhancing the player development process. Since its launch in the fall of 2007, the Academy has improved the training environment, provided relevant, high-level matches on a consistent basis, increased the level and efficiency of scouting for the national teams and provided players, coaches and referees with structured programming.

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