This past weekend was a big one for the Development Academy as it was the first time since the Academy was founded in 2007, that 30 alumni appeared in MLS matches in one weekend. This feat is particularly impressive because a few regulars of the MLS circuit were away on National Team duty with the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team.
In addition, two alumni tallied their first MLS goal, as Scott Caldwell (New England Revolution Academy) and Bradford Jamieson IV (Chivas USA and LA Galaxy Academy) got on the board to help their teams in yet another exciting weekend in Major League Soccer.
For Caldwell, his goal and assist came in a 4-0 New England Revolution victory over Real Salt Lake. Two other alumni made a significant impact in the game; with Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bull Academy) also adding a score and an assist, and Kelyn Rowe (Crossfire Premier) recording an assist. The Revs are now in first place in the Eastern Conference with a 4-2-2 record and 14 points. (WATCH: Match Highlights)
Jamieson notched his first MLS goal early in the game with a ninth-minute strike that saw the forward give the Galaxy the 1-0 lead before New York Red Bulls found the tying score in the second half.
In a high-scoring game between the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City that saw both teams combine to score eight goals, Will Bruin (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri) did his part in the attacking third for Houston, adding a goal in first half stoppage time to send the Dynamo into the locker room with a 2-1 lead.
Dillon Powers (Andromeda FC) provided an assist on teammate Nick LaBrocca’s goal over the weekend to help Colorado Rapids find the equalizer against FC Dallas late in the second half.
Finally, in the weekend action that took place oversees, Aron Johannsson (IMG Academy) got the start for AZ Alkmaar and scored the team’s second goal in its 2-0 win over Twente on Sunday.