MILWAUKEE (July 11, 2011) – 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. The group leader will face winless PDA in their final match, while the Texans meet New York Red Bulls, who sit one point behind the frontrunners. Both games kick off July 13 at 3 p.m. CT at Uihlein Soccer Park.
“It was a great result for us,” said Dallas Texans head coach Dave Hudgell. “I was very proud of the way the players performed and the effort they put in. All things considered, it was a very good point.”
Texans stifled Pateadores throughout the second stanza by playing stingy, committed defense, and even created real threats of their own. The Dallas outfit was reduced to 10 men in the 39th minute after an altercation led to the ejection of Eduardo Aranda as well as yellow cards for Caleb Richardson and Pateadores midfielder Irvin Parra-Anaya.
The match was a tense affair from the opening whistle as Pateadores skillful players struggled to play through the Texans defense. Dallas nearly struck first in the 14th minute, but a well-finished header by Richardson was correctly nullified by an offside flag.
In a measure of the tightness of the game, the first shot that counted on the scoresheet for either team came 20 minutes in when Pateadores striker Jose Villareal eluded a couple defenders and teed up from 25 yards, but his effort failed to trouble the Texans ‘keeper.
The closest chance at goal developed just before halftime from a corner kick for Dallas, the delivery to the back post reaching the Jacob VanCompernolle who snapped a header back towards the near post, forcing Jose Cervantes into a sprawling save.
Dallas stayed compact after the interval and Pateadores didn’t step up the tempo, allowing a couple opportunities for the Texans to snatch a goal. Richardson took a deep angle in the area in the 58th minute, his ambitious effort to the far post once again parried by Cervantes.
As the half wore on, Pateadores assumed the initiative and started forcing Dallas to defend deeper in their own territory. Villareal almost broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute when a low drive banged off the near post. Four minutes later, Irvin Parra-Anaya closed in on goal and flicked a ball over goalkeeper Nicholas Petolick who had charged off his line, and as his eyes got big with the goal ahead of him, Texans defender Jacob Speed made a game-saving recovery to thwart the chance.
With the final minutes ticking off, it was Dallas who created the last danger when a classic passing combination pushed the ball out wide for a chance at a cross. The low delivery was redirected by Richardson, but once again Cervantes was equal to the task and the teams walked off with a deserved share of the spoils.
“Our team is a little disappointed, because a tie is not what they were shooting for,” said Pateadores head coach Todd Saldana. “Credit to Dallas - they work very hard and never say die. I give our guys credit for keeping good possession but we needed to push the envelope a little more if we were going to get ourselves a goal. We feel like we haven’t had our best match yet, so we hope it’s in the last two.”
- U.S. Soccer Development Academy Match Report -
Match: Dallas Texans vs. Pateadores
Date: July 11, 2011
Competition: 2011 Development Academy Finals Week; U-17/18 - Group 1
Venue: Marquette University; Milwaukee, Wis.
Kickoff: 8 p.m. CT
Weather: 78 degrees, mild
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Dallas Texans 0 0 0
Pateadores 0 0 0
DAL: 88-Nicholas Petolick; 58-Trevor Gonzalez, 55-Jacob Speed, 60-Jake Douglas, 56-Jacob VanCompernolle (62-Will Sloan, 70); 64-Joe Haines; 67-Clint Ritter (63-Cody Guerry, 90), 65-Aaron Simmons, 66-Eduardo Aranda; 73-Caleb Richardson, 71-Brandon Perez (69-Kingsley Bryce, 73)
Subs not used: 61-Grant Morrison, 68-Jeff Torda, 90-Mitch Sackett
Head coach: David Hudgell
PAT: 61-Jose Cervantes; 12-Jackson McCracken (36-Oscar Sorto, 68 ), 21-Pedro Lugo, 15-Javan Torre, 5-Victor Calderon; 10-Irvin Parra-Anaya, 11-Jeffrey Payeras, 9-Jose Rivera (capt.), 3-Michael Bautista; 2-Maxx Bauman (41-Roberto Escudero, 68), 24-Jose Villareal
Subs not used: 8-Kevin Avila, 14-Samuel Nicanor, 20-Daniel Theobold, 28-Casey Macias, 60-Bryan Hernandez
Head Coach: Todd Saldana
Stats Summary: DAL / PAT
Shots: 7 / 8
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 5
Fouls: 9 / 9
Offside: 1 / 4
DAL – Eduardo Aranda (sent off) 39th minute
DAL – Caleb Richardson (caution) 39
PAT – Irvin Parra-Anaya (caution) 39
PAT – Maxx Bauman (caution) 67
PAT - Pedro Lugo (caution) 89
Referee: Katja Koroleva
Assistant Referee 1: Joshua Brooks
Assistant Referee 2: Greg Dopka
Fourth Official: Baboucarr Jallow
ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Jacob Speed (Dallas Texans)