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Development Academy Weekend Wrap-Up (Oct. 23, 2007)


CHICAGO (Oct. 23, 2007) – Development Academy play continued over the past weekend, highlighted by  defensive battles in the U-15/16 age group, including 0-0 draws in the Birmingham United vs. Miami FC Kendall and Chivas USA vs. Nomads SC games.

Under-17/18
In the weekend’s U-17/18 games, Bridge FA hosted the Richmond Strikers in Charleston, S.C. in Atlantic Conference action. The away team got on the scoreboard early as Joseph Habough and Neal Anglin tallied in the third and fifth minutes, repectively, to seemingly put Richmond in control of the game. William Dilday took one back, however, for Bridge in the 16th minute. Habough’s second goal of the game put Richmond back up by two in the 43rd minute, but Bridge pulled back within one just before the halftime whistle as Christopher Dixon found the back of the net. In the 80th minute, Preston Myers scored the final goal for Bridge, and the game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Archie Karpeh of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) was the leading scorer on the weekend, scoring four goals against Clearwater Chargers in an 8-0 rout. Karpeh scored in the fifth and 11th minutes before teammates Gabriel Bagot and Alfredo Rodriguez joined him on the score sheet. Karpeh then picked up two goals before halftime. Second-half substitute Aron Johannsson scored the final two more goals for IMG in the 75th and 80th minutes.

The Atlanta Fire hosted Miami FC Kendall on Saturday afternoon, coming away with a 2-1 victory. Alassane Kane scored both goals for the Fire, his first coming in the 36th minute and his second in the 55th minute. Kendall was able to get on the board in the 90th minute and pull within a goal, but they could not find the equalizer in stoppage time.

Schulz Academy (Boca Raton, Fla.) traveled to Birmingham United on Saturday, coming away with a 4-1 victory. Schulz was a bit lucky early in the game, with their first score coming from an own goal in the 25th minute. Shawn Barry's goal in the 38th minute made it 2-0 at halftime, and Julian Serrato made it a three-goal advantage just seven minutes into the second half. Birmingham took one back in the 77th minute when Cesar Avalos found the back of the net, but it was Schulz’s Vincent Dibullo who scored in the last minute to give Schulz the 4-1 victory.

Two players scored two goals each in Chivas USA’s 7-0 win against Nomads SC. Adrian Ruelas opened the scoring in the 27th minute, followed by Gersen Mayen eight minutes later. Victor Sanchez tallied on each side of halftime to make the score 4-0 in the 48th minute. Mario Ledezma and Armando Rocha added goals in the 60th and 70th minutes, respectively, before Ruelas put away the final goal in the 75th minute.

On Sunday, Birmingham United was on the field again, this time hosting Miami FC Kendall. In the 32nd minute, Birmingham took the lead on a strike by Cesar Avalos, his second on the weekend. Kendall leveled the game in the 80th minute, when Alvaro Yusty put away the equalizer.


Under-15/16
In U-15/16 action, Miami FC Kendall kept their unbeaten season intact after their 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Fire. Alvaro Bastidas, Michael Rosado and Raffaele Centofanti each tallied for Kendall, while David Sarabia recorded the shutout.

Chivas USA played Nomads to a scoreless draw on Saturday, with Chivas goalkeeper Antonio Flores and his counterpart, Victor Ahumada, each picking up shutouts.

Justin Watson’s two-goal effort led Bridge FA to a 4-0 victory over the Richmond Strikers at home. Ahead just 1-0 at halftime, Robert Belair doubled Bridge’s lead in the opening minutes of the second half before Watson tallied his second goal in the 75th minute and David Hurtado rounded out the scoring just four minutes later.

It came down to the wire in Richmond, as the Kickers topped the Virginia Rush, 1-0, on a goal from Ian Major with just five minutes remaining.

After a scoreless first half on Saturday, Schulz Academy pulled ahead of Birmingham United in the 49th minute off a goal from Hasani Sinclair. But, with eight minutes remaining in the game, Cory Gonzales scored the equalizer for Birmingham and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

In Sunday’s action, Birmingham United hosted Miami FC Kendall, and picked up its second draw of the weekend as the two teams tied 0-0. Sarabia picked up his second shutout in as many days for Kendall, while his counterpart Nicolas Piola earned the blank sheet for Birmingham.

Intrastate rivals IMG Academy and Clearwater Chargers battled Sunday afternoon in Bradenton. Clearwater’s Alex Tuch opened the scoring in the seventh minute, but Zachary Steinberger’s consecutive goals in the 25th and 27th minutes pulled IMG ahead. Just before halftime, Ariel Hughes put IMG up 3-1. Clearwater was able to pull back within one goal when Ben Sweat tallied in the 57th minute, but Patrick Otte put the game away for good in the 74th minute for the final score of 4-2.



Under-15/16    
Sat., Oct. 27    
12 p.m. ET Atlanta Fire vs. Clearwater Chargers Scott Hudgens Park - Atlanta, Ga.
2 p.m. ET Birmingham United vs. AFC Lightning Rathmell Sports Park - Birmingham, Ala.
2 p.m. PT DeAnza Force vs. Crossfire Premier Creekside Park - Cupertino, Calif.
     
Sunday, Oct. 28    
10 a.m. ET Birmingham United vs. Clearwater Chargers Rathmell Sports Park - Birmingham, Ala.
12 p.m. ET VA Rush vs. Bridge FA HRSC Field - Virginia Beach, Va.
3 p.m. ET Atlanta Fire vs. AFC Lightning Scott Hudgens Park - Atlanta, Ga.
4 p.m. ET Miami FC Kendall vs. Schulz Academy Tropical Park - Miami, Fla.
     
Under17/18    
Saturday, Oct. 27    
12 p.m. PT DeAnza Force vs. Crossfire Premier Creekside Park - Cupertino, Calif.
2 p.m. ET Atlanta Fire vs. Clearwater Chargers Scott Hudgens Park - Atlanta, Ga.
4 p.m. ET Birmingham United vs. AFC Lightning Rathmell Sports Park - Birmingham, Ala.
     
Sunday, Oct. 28    
10 a.m. PT DeAnza Force vs. Washington Premier FC Creekside Park - Cupertino, Calif.
10 a.m. ET VA Rush vs. Bridge FA HRSC Field - Virginia Beach, Va.
10 a.m. ET Birmingham United vs. Clearwater Chargers Rathmell Sports Park - Birmingham, Ala.
1 p.m. ET Atlanta Fire vs. AFC Lightning Scott Hudgens Park - Atlanta, Ga.
6 p.m. ET Miami FC Kendall vs. Schulz Academy Tropical Park - Miami, Fla.


*Due to state emergencies in southern California, the Nomads SC vs. San Diego Surf games have been postponed until a later date.


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