CARSON, California (July 17, 2014) – For first-season club Bethesda-Olney and Players Development Academy, the final of the 2013-14 Development Academy Championships will be a familiar matchup. The fellow Atlantic Division squads in the East Conference each earned 1-0 victories in their respective semifinal games Thursday to move on to Saturday’s title game.
Bethesda-Olney’s Matthew Ledder broke a scoreless stalemate with a game-winning goal in the 84th minute to defeat Montreal Impact FC 1-0. Meanwhile, PDA holding midfielder Anderson Asiedu showcased his scoring touch with a 26th-minute goal to earn a 1-0 win against FC Dallas.
Bethesda-Olney has lost only twice this season, and one of those defeats came against PDA on Sept. 28, 2013. Brian White’s brace led PDA to a 2-1 victory that day.
The U-17/18 title game takes place at 7 p.m. PT on Saturday, July 19, at StubHub Center and will be shown live on usssoccer.com.
Players Development Academy 1, FC Dallas 0
PDA – Anderson Asiedu 26th minute
Bethesda-Olney 1, Montreal Impact FC 0
BO – Matthew Ledder 84th minute