LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2012) – The Under-15/16 Development Academy Red Select squad defeated the Academy Blue Select team 4-1 on Saturday at Premier Sports Campus. The rosters were selected by technical advisors and youth national team coaches to bring together many of the top Academy players.
Red Select, coached by Carson Porter, struck first as Christian Chavez of the LA Galaxy crossed the ball in from the right and his delivery found Nomads SC’s Joe Gallardo at the far left post for a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute.
Red Select’s Kevin Politz of the New York Red Bulls headed home a Brooks Lennon corner kick from the left side to push the lead to 2-0 in the 19th minute.
CrewSoccerAcademy forward William Bayemi singlehandedly got the Blue team – under the direction of U-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Hugo Perez – back into the match with his team’s first goal in the 49th minute.
Red Select had an immediate answer when Alex Radilla of FC Dallas tapped in a cross from Steve Martinez of the LA Galaxy to retain a two-goal lead at 3-1 in the 52nd minute. Radilla returned the favor as he assisted Martinez from the left side to lead 4-1 in the 66th minute.
- Blue vs. Red U-15/16 Academy Select Teams Match Report -
Match: U-15/16 Academy Select Red vs. U-15/16 Academy Select Blue
Date: Dec. 1, 2012
Competition: Development Academy Select Teams; 2012 Development Academy Winter Showcase
Venue: Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Kickoff: 5 p.m. ET
Weather: 72 degrees, clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
BLUE 0 1 1
RED 2 2 4
RED – Joe Gallardo (Christian Chavez) 6th minute
RED – Kevin Politz (Brooks Lennon) 19
BLUE – William Bayemi (unassisted) 49
RED – Alex Radilla (Steve Martinez) 52
RED – Steve Martinez (Alex Radilla) 66
BLUE: 20-Kevin Silva (1-Kevin Mendez, 41); 3-Wilfred Williams (18-Carlos Romo, 41), 13-Steven Gandy, 12-Justen Glad (14-Luis Urias, 41), 2-Shannon Seymour; 8-Christian Lucatero (7-Alejandro Vergara, 27), 11-Aaron Meyer (16-Lucas de la Torre, 41), 4-Ruben Sanchez (5-Bradley Dunwell, 41), 6-Christian Gutierrez (15-Anthony Viteri, 41); 10-Nathan Kohl, 9-Sebastian Saucedo (17-William Bayemi, 41)
Subs Not Used: None
Head coach: Hugo Perez
RED: 20-Austin Aviza (1-JT Marcinkowski, 41); 2-David Chavez, 3-Caleb Smith (7-Aravind Sivakumar, 41), 4-Kevin Politz (15-Alejandro Segovia, 41), 5-Steven Echevarria (10-Steve Martinez, 41), 6-Alex Radilla, 8-Brooks Lennon (17-Alfredo Lopez, 41), 9-Joe Gallardo (13-Alex Ramos, 41), 11-Collin Fernandez, 14-Erik Palmer-Brown, 16-Christian Chavez (12-Lorenzo Ramos, 46)
Subs Not Used: None
Head coach: Carson Porter
Stats Summary: BLUE / RED
Shots: 4 / 4
Shots on Goal: 3 / 2
Saves: 1 / 0
Corner Kicks: 3 / 2
Fouls: 2 / 6
Offside: 5 / 5
Referee: Richonne Clark
Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Morel
Assistant Referee 2: Alexander Luttman
Fourth Official: Jack Damrill
ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Erik Palmer-Brown