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Day Three of 2011 Finals Week Concludes in Milwaukee


Development Academy Finals Week
Milwaukee, Wis.
July 12, 2011

DAY THREE CONCLUDES: Each of the eight teams in the Under-17/18 division of the 2011 Development Academy Finals Week now has two games under their belt with a clear picture of what they need to accomplish in their third match. Pateadores remains in first-place in Group 1 with a scoreless draw against the Dallas Texans, who remain in second on goal differential. CASL Chelsea FC Academy tied 2-2 with FC Dallas to remain in the top spot of Group 2, with FC Dallas tied on four points but taking second on goal differential. The U-17/18 division will round out group play on July 13 while the U-15/16 group begins their second group matches on Tuesday, July 12.

BAYS TOP WINLESS WESTON FC: Baltimore Bays Chelsea FC took an important win against Weston FC in the second game for both teams at the U-17/18 Development Academy Finals Week. A Michael Gamble goal in stoppage time of the first half opened the scoring for Bays, and Logan McHugh added an insurance goal just minutes from the final whistle. With the win, Bays stayed alive in Group 2 and will be looking for three more points from their third match against CASL Chelsea FC Academy while Weston will round out the group stage looking for its first points of the tournament against FC Dallas. Both games will kick off at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 13.

CASL EQUALISES LATE AGAINST FC DALLAS: After giving up a goal in the 80th minute, CASL Chelsea FC Academy scored an important equalizer in the 88th minute to finish 2-2 and hold on to a slim lead in Group 2 of the U-17/18 Development Academy Finals Week. Monbo Bokar scored both goals for CASL while Victor Ulloa matched the feat for FC Dallas. With the draw, FC Dallas and CASL Chelsea FC Academy both have four points with one group game remaining. CASL currently holds the advantage on the first tiebreaker, which is goal differential. FC Dallas will play Weston FC and CASL Chelsea FC Academy will play Baltimore Bays Chelsea, with both games kicking off Wed., July 13, at 6 p.m. CT.

Group 1 Standings
Team     GP          W              L              T              GF          GA             GD          Pts.
PAT        2            1              0              1              2              0              +2           4
DAL        2            1              0              1              2              1              +1           4
NYRB     2             1              1              0              1              2              -1            3
PDA       2             0              2              0              1              3              -2            0

Group 1 Schedule and Results
Date        Match                                                                     Time (CT)               Venue
July 9      Pateadores 2, New York Red Bulls 0                         2 p.m.                      Turf Field; Marquette University
July 9      Dallas Texans 2, PDA 1                                           3 p.m.                      Stadium Field; Uihlein Soccer Park
July 11    New York Red Bulls 1, PDA 0                                   6 p.m.                      Turf Field; Marquette University
July 11    Dallas Texans 0, Pateadores 0                                  8 p.m.                      Turf Field; Marquette University
July 13    Pateadores vs. PDA                                                 3 p.m.                      Uihlein Soccer Park
July 13    New York Red Bulls vs. Dallas Texans                        3 p.m.                     Pat Jones Field; Uihlein Soccer Park

NEW YORK RED BULLS TOPPLE PDA: In a hard-fought match between divisional rivals, New York Red Bulls defeated Players Development Academy by a 1-0 margin with a 72nd minute goal from Paul Ehrenworth at 2011 Development Academy Finals Week. New York Red Bulls now sit in third place in the Group 1 behind Pateadores and Dallas Texans, and face off against the Dallas Texans in the last group match on Wednesday, July 13, while Players Development Academy will face current group leader Pateadores. Both matches will kick off at 3 p.m. CT at Uihlein Soccer Park.

PATEADORES IN FIRST AFTER DRAW WITH TEXANS: The Dallas Texans survived playing a man down for 50 minutes and some withering late pressure from Pateadores to earn a scoreless draw at Marquette University in the second group match of the U-17/18 Division of 2011 Development Academy Finals Week. The draw means both teams have four points from two matches, Pateadores sitting on top of Group 1 based on a superior goal differential.

Group 2 Standings
Team     GP            W            L               T              GF          GA              GD          Pts.
CASL      2              1              0              1              5              2              +3           4
FCD        2              1              0              1              3              2              +1           4
BBC        2              1              1              0              2              1              +1           3
WES       2              0              2              0              0              5              -5            0             

Group 2 Schedule and Results
Date        Match                                                                     Time (CT)               Venue

July 9      FC Dallas 1, Baltimore Bays Chelsea 0                        5:30 p.m.                Quad Park; Marquette High School
July 9      CASL Chelsea FC 3, Weston FC 0                               8 p.m.                     Valley Fields; Marquette University
July 11    Baltimore Bays Chelsea 2, Weston FC 0                       2 p.m.                     Uihlein Soccer Park
July 11    CASL Chelsea FC 2, FC Dallas 2                                 3 p.m.                     Pat Jones Field; Uihlein Soccer Park
July 13    FC Dallas vs. Weston FC                                            6 p.m.                     Quad Park; Marquette High School
July 13    Baltimore Bays Chelsea vs. CASL Chelsea FC               6 p.m.                     Valley Fields; Marquette University

MATCHDAY 2 FOR THE U-15/16S: The U-15/16 age group begins its second day of group play in Milwaukee, as Group 1 up is up for grabs with all four teams tied in all categories. PA Classics looks to keep their spot atop Group 2 as they face Real Salt Lake AZ in their second game.

Date        Match                                                                                     Time (CT)   Venue
July 12    Real Salt Lake AZ vs. PA Classics                                               2 p.m.        Time Warner Cable Field; Uihlein Soccer Park
July 12    CASL Chelsea FC Academy vs. North Carolina Fusion                   3 p.m.        Pat Jones 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                                                8 p.m.        Valley Fields; Marquette University              

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MEET PA CLASSICS: In getting to know the different teams participating at 2011 Development Academy Finals Week, ussoccer.com checked in with PA Classics for an in-depth look at the team's chemistry, their road to Finals Week and what it means to play for their club.

ACADEMY LIFE: ussoccer.com debuts Academy Life, a new behind-the-scenes series covering the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. In the first episode, we learn of the tragedy that has united Real So Cal U-15/16 in their quest for a national championship.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Being a part of the Development Academy post-season is often the high point in the budding careers of many young players, and it is the goal of the Academy to make sure it is only the beginning. Several have gone on to professional clubs both in the United States and abroad. As coaches and scouts try to predict who will be the breakout players from this year’s event, ussoccer.com takes a look back at three Development Academy alumni who have used their experience as a platform for the future.

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. You’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: There’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.

 

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