Dramatic Final Day Sets U-17/18 Championship Game
Development Academy Finals Week
July 14, 2011
DRAMATIC FINAL DAY SETS U-17/18 PLACEMENT GAMES: FC Dallas and Pateadores will square off for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy 2011 U-17/18 Championship Game after winning their respective Finals Week groups. The final is set for Friday, July 15, at 12 p.m. CT live on ESPNU and ESPN3.com. It came down to the wire in both groups, with Pateadores scoring two dramatic goals in the final moments to seal first place ahead of the Dallas Texans. FC Dallas had to keep one eye on the CASL Chelsea FC Academy score and scored four times to insure the teamâ€™s tiebreakers to advance.Placement Game Schedule
|July 15Â||Championship: Pateadores vs.Â FC DallasÂ||12 p.m.Â||Valley Fields; Marquette UniversityÂ|
|July 15Â||Seventh Place: PDA vs. Weston FCÂ||2:30 p.m.Â||Quad Park; Marquette High SchoolÂ|
|July 15Â||Fifth Place: New York Red Bulls vs. Baltimore Bays ChelseaÂ||5:30 p.m.Â||Uihlein Soccer ParkÂ|
|July 15Â||Third Place: Dallas Texans vs. CASL Chelsea FC AcademyÂ||7:30 p.m.Â||Pat Jones Field; Uihlein Soccer ParkÂ|
PATEADORES ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP: Pateadores advanced to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy 2011 U-17/18 Championship Game in the U-17/18 division with a dramatic 4-2 win against Players Development Academy, scoring twice in the final two minutes of the game to claim the top spot in Group 1.
TEXANS TOP RED BULLS: The Dallas Texans claimed second place in Group 1 with a 3-0 win against New York Red Bulls, with goals from Brandon Perez, Aaron Simmons and Caleb Richardson. With seven points, the Texans finished agonizingly close to the championship game, but fell just short based on the goals scored tiebreaker.
FC DALLAS WINS GROUP 2: FC Dallas advanced to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy 2011 Under-17/18 Championship Game by defeating Weston FC 4-1 in their last group match and taking Group 2 with seven points. FC Dallas remained strong throughout the entire game, scoring two goals on each side of the half, with the final goal coming in second half stoppage time. Weston FC netted their lone goal in the 64th minute but could not rally to score again.
CASL AND BAYS END IN A DRAW: CASL Chelsea FC Academy and Baltimore Bays Chelsea played to a thrilling 1-1 draw in the final group game at Development Academy Finals Week. An early Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler goal put CASL up 1-0, but the Bays answered in the 29th minute through Michael Gamble. With the draw, CASL Chelsea FC will play July 16 in the third-place match against the Dallas Texans, while Baltimore Bays Chelsea will match up against New York Red Bulls for fifth place.
LAST GROUP MATCHES SET FOR U-15/16S: There are five teams still in the running to qualify for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy 2011 U-15/16 championship game as group play finishes on Thursday afternoon. LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC will meet in a winner-take all Group 1 match at 3 p.m. CT, and PA Classics and North Carolina Fusion are in control of their own destinies when they meet at 6 p.m. CT. For full scenarios ahead of Thursdayâ€™s games, click here.
|July 14Â||Seattle Sounders FC vs. LA Galaxy||3Â p.m.Â||Uihlein Soccer ParkÂ Â|
|July 14Â||Dallas Texans vs. Real So Cal||3Â p.m.Â||Pat Jones Field; Uihlein Soccer Park|
|July 14Â||North Carolina Fusion vs. PA ClassicsÂ||6Â p.m.Â||Quad Park; Marquette High School|
|July 14Â||Real Salt Lake AZ vs. CASL Chelsea FC AcademyÂ||6Â p.m.Â||Valley Fields; Marquette University|
REFEREES: The FIFA Member Association Course for referees is underway at Marquette University at the same time as Finals Week. Find out how the up-and-coming referees have been spending their mornings, what the fitness tests entail and how they are improving themselves every day during their stay in Milwaukee while working with FIFA referee instructors.
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 THE GOALS: In addition to Studio 90 updates, we've got all the goals from Finals Week available on ussoccer.com. You can also vote for your favorite goal of the day on the official U.S. Soccer Development Academy Facebook page.
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 championship scenarios for the U.S. WNT game against France, 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.