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Academy Players of the Week for the Week of March 15

Jesse Ham
Club: Real Colorado
Position: Forward

Jesse Ham contributed to both Real Colorado’s U-15/16 and U-17/18 team’s strong showings during last weekend’s road trip. Ham was instrumental in Real Colorado U-15/16’s hard fought 0-0 draw against St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri on Saturday. In the U-17/18 team’s victory on Sunday against St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro, Ham was a key figure in changing the tide for Real Colorado as they walked away with three points. Overall, it was a productive weekend for the Frontier division club, as they wrapped up their second consecutive road trip.

They return home for their local derby against Colorado Rush AJ Auxerre on Saturday, March 20.

Ryan Dodson
Club: Sockers FC
Position: Forward

Ryan Dodson finished the weekend with three goals and a pair of assists in the Sockers FC's home stand against visiting Colorado Rapids and Kansas City Wizards. Dodson sparked the offense in Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rapids, scoring two goals in the first half and assisting on two more in the second. He wrapped up the weekend with a goal in the Sockers' 3-2 win over Kansas City Wizards on Sunday.

The Sockers’ strong offensive effort helped the team secure six important points on the road after losing two matches the previous weekend. Sockers FC are playing will be at home over the next two weekends as they look to continue successful performances against Indiana United, Ohio Elite, St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro and St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri.