July 26, 2016
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
So Cal Blues Dodge open with 1-0 win
FRISCO, Texas--- U-19 Girls So Cal Blues Dodge (CA-S) fought to a 1-0 win over McLean 96 Green (VA) on day one at the US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Toyota Soccer Complex on Tuesday.
Both teams had their fair share of chances at goal in the first half. In the second half, So Cal Blues kept the ball more in their offensive end. They had a few close opportunities especially when Erika Okuma ran onto a pass for a one-on-one battle with McLean's goalkeeper. Okuma got there first, sliding for the ball, but the shot went just wide of the left goal post. After constant offensive pressure, So Cal Blues' Anika Rodriguez scored a late goal in the 86th minute for the win.
A few highlights from other Tuesday matches…
Under-13 Girls: Cincinnati United Premier Gold (OH-S) 0-4 Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N)
In the matchup between Cincinnati United Premier Gold (OH-S) and Solar Chelsea Red (TX-N), Solar Chelsea came out victorious after tallying four goals. The first came in the ninth minute when Raigen Powell received the ball inside the corner of the 18-yard box and shot the ball to the left bottom corner of the goal. It was Powell again to earn the second goal as she dribbled to the top of the box and drove the ball to the right side of the net, keeping the ball on the ground. Solar Chelsea continued to pressure, and Powell scored her third goal of the game when she ran onto a through ball between the Cincinnati United Premier defenders and chipped the ball over the goalkeeper’s head. Trinity Byars topped off the 4-0 win with a goal in the 50th minute.
Under-14 Girls: Tennessee SC 20 (TN) 1-0 Waza FC East 02 Black (MI)
Tennessee SC 20 (TN), the National League Blue Champion, defeated Waza FC East 02 Black (MI), the Region II representative, with one Emily Sanchez goal to kick off their 2016 National Championships campaign. After a scoreless first half, Sanchez gave Tennessee SC the lead as she put the ball in the back of the net in the 52nd minute. Tennessee SC held Waza FC off for the remainder of the match, claiming the close 1-0 victory.
Under-15 Girls: FC Pride 01 Elite (IN) 2-0 FC Salmon Creek Nemesis 00 Ellertson (OR)
FC Pride 01 Elite (IN) earned a 2-0 victory over FC Salmon Creek Nemesis 00 Ellertson (OR) in their first game of the National Championships. Heather MacNab placed the ball in the goal twice as she scored one goal in each half. In the 33rd minute, MacNab drove a diagonal ball toward the goal from far outside the 18-yard box, and the ball flew over FC Salmon Creek’s goalkeeper into the left corner of the net. MacNab’s second goal occurred in the 63rd minute, when she took another long shot from the center of the field, sending the ball to the top right corner of the net.
Under-16 Girls: La Roca Premier PO (UT) 2-0 Syracuse Development Academy (NY-W)
Two first half goals earned 2015 National Championships finalist, La Roca Premier PO (UT), the 2-0 win against Syracuse Development Academy (NY-W). Fourteen minutes into the match, Marli Niederhauser scored the first goal, and in the 38th minute, Olivia Wade attained the second to give La Roca some breathing room for the remainder of the match.
Under-17 Girls: Team Chicago Academy – Brasilia (IL) 0-1 CR S Burgundy Rapids (NC)
In a matchup between two newcomers to the National Championships, CR S Burgundy Rapids (NC) started off with a 1-0 victory over Team Chicago Academy – Brasilia (IL). After a scoreless first half, the only goal of the match came from Courtney Walker who scored in the 56th minute.
Under-18 Girls: NJ Stallions Dynamite (NJ) 0-2 Ambassadors FC (OH-N)
Ambassadors FC (OH-N), 2013 National Championship finalists, took the 2-0 win over NJ Stallions Dynamite (NJ). Both goals came in the first half as Sarah Krause netted one in the 25th minute, and Hope Lewandoski scored in the 41st minute.
Under-13 Boys: Syracuse Development Academy (NY-W) 0-3 Strikers FC Chingirian (CA-S)
In both teams’ first trip to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, Strikers FC Chingirian (CA-S) defeated Syracuse Development Academy 3-0 on the opening day of play. Strikers’ Evan Antonius scored the lone goal of the first half in the 15th minute to give his side a 1-0 lead. Connor Walcott added to his team’s lead in the 45th minute and Paul Son added the final goal to give Strikes the 3-0 win. Strikers will face Michigan Wolves 03 (MI) tomorrow who lost 2-4 to 02 CASL Academy Juniors (NC) in the other Under-13 game today.
Under-14 Boys: SLA Nomads (CA-S) 0-1 West Pines United Carrillo (FL)
In a close game between newcomers to the National Championships, only one goal separated the teams after the final whistle. After a scoreless first half, Darin Henry scored the lone goal for West Pines United Carrillo (FL) in the 55th minute to give his team the win and an important three points early in the week.
Under-15 Boys: McLean Green (VA) 2-0 SC Sporting 00 Green (CA-N)
National League Blue Runner-Up McLean 00 Green (VA) defeated Region IV Champion SC Sporting 00 Green (CA-N) 2-0 to earn three points on day one. McLean jumped on the scoreboard early in the first half when Daniel Diaz-Bonilla found the back of the net. Jett Bisset added to McLean’s lead in the 34th minute and the Virginia side would hold for a 2-0 victory. With the win, McLean has tied its point total from last year’s National Championships where they went 1-1-1.
Under-16 Boys: United FA Premier (GA) 3-0 Strikers FC North (CA-S)
Under-16 Boys Strikers FC North (CA-S) couldn’t recover from an early conceded goal in the 9th minute and eventually fell to United FA Premier (GA) 3-0. Dalton Seckinger scored a brace for United GA starting with his goal in the 9th minute. Seckinger scored again in the 24th and teammate Carlos Reyes (Best XI recipient in 2013 and 2014) scored the game’s final goal in the 55th minute. With the win, United FA starts off on the right foot on its path to return to the finals, where it was crowned Under-14 Boys National Champions in 2014.
Under-17 Boys: Solar Chelsea 99 Red (TX-N) 2-1 Pipeline Black (MD)
Solar Chelsea Red 99 (TX-N) defeated Pipeline Black (MD) 2-1 on the first day of play in Under-17 Boys play. Playing in their home state, Solar’s Carlos Flores scored a brace in a three goal flurry by both teams in an eight minute span during the second half. Flores scored in the 59th minute to give Solar the lead, and then against four minutes later to increase the lead to 2-0. Pipeline’s Benjamin Alexander grabbed one back for Pipeline just four minutes later, but the Maryland side couldn’t score an equalizer and Solar finished with the 2-1 victory.
Under-18 Boys: Arlington Impact Red (VA) 0-0 Dix Hills Elite (NY-E)
In a battle of teams that participated in National League, Arlington Impact Red (VA) and Dix Hills Elite (NY-E) competed to a 0-0 draw. In their National League match up, Arlington earned a 2-1 win but both teams were held scoreless in the day one game here at National Championships. Arlington faces Santa Barbara SC White (CA-S) tomorrow who won 4-0 today over South San Jose PAC Indios (CA-N)
Under-19 Boys: Smithtown Kickers SC Arsenal (NY-E) 1-2 FC Golden State (CA-S)
In a game of former US Youth Soccer National Champions, FC Golden State (CA-S), 2015 National Champions, defeated Smithtown Kickers SC Arsenal (NY-E), 2013 National Champions, 2-1. Golden State got off to a strong start with Maicon Abreu, and Gabriel Costa scoring in the 10th and 14th minutes. Nkosi Burgess pulled one back in the 87th minute but the Eastern New York side couldn’t equalize despite a number of close chances at the end.
2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships
Day 1 Results: Group Play Matches
NJ Rush 02 Blue NJ 0 So Cal Blues 02 Baker CA-S 5
Cincinnati United Premier Gold OH-S 0 Solar Chelsea Red TX-N 4
Syracuse Development Academy NY-W 0 Strikers FC Chingirian CA-S 3
Michigan Wolves 03 MI 2 02 CASL Academy Juniors NC 4
CUP Gold 01/02 OH-S 0 BRYC 01 Elite VA 2
PSG MI Gators 02 Orange MI 1 Florida Elite 01/02 FL 2
Tennessee SC 20 TN 1 Waza FC East 02 Black MI 0
Greater Binghamton United FC NY-W 0 USA Stars 02 CA-N 2
Baltimore Darby 01/02 MD 1 LVSA 02 Red NV 1
SLA Nomads 01 CA-S 0 West Pines United Carrillo FL 1
Valparaiso United FC 02 JG AZ 2 FCV Ashburn Elite 01 VA 1
South Carolina United FC 01 Elite SC 1 Raiders City IL 3
FC Pride 01 Elite IN 2 FC Salmon Creek Nemesis 00 Ellertson OR 0
CUP Gold 00/01 OH-S 2 HBC Impact 00 NY-E 1
Midwest United FC 01 Royal MI 1 Campton United Navy IL 1
Sunrise Sting 00/01 FL 0 Dallas Kicks SC 01 TX-N 1
CFA Raiders IL 3 LMSC Sabertooth Rats PA-E 1
McLean 00 Green VA 2 SC Sporting 00 Green CA-N 0
United FA 01 Premier GA 4 Toledo Celtics Black OH-N 0
Sparta 01 JK UT 2 Davie United Sharks 00/01 Blue FL 2
Carlsbad Elite 99 CA-S 1 Legends FC 99 CA-S 0
FCKC Pink Panthers Elite MO 3 CUP Gold 99/00 OH-S 0
La Roca Premier PO UT 2 Syracuse Development Academy NY-W 0
Albion SC White CA-S 1 Florida Krush Black FL 2
La Roca South CS 99/00 Premier UT 1 Loudoun Red VA 0
United FA Premier GA 3 Strikers FC North CA-S 0
Dix Hills Hurricanes NY-E 1 OP Green OH-S 2
Fullerton Rangers White CA-S 0 Concorde Fire 99/00 GA 0
YMS Premier Xplosion 98 PA-E 3 Beadling Bulldogs PA-W 0
Legends FC 98 CA-S 1 EGA Maroon 98 NE 0
Team Chicago Academy-Brasilia IL 0 CR S Burgundy Rapids NC 1
Beach FC 98 Academy CA-S 3 Eastside FC 98 Red WA 1
Solar Chelsea Red 99 TX-N 2 Pipeline Black MD 1
Sporting St. Croix MN 0 Seattle United 98 Copa WA 1
Baltimore Celtic 98/99 MD 2 98 CASL Red NC 1
Loudoun 98 Red VA 4 Challenger Crew Jrs Gold 98 OH-N 0
Carlsbad Elite 97/98 CA-S 6 Syracuse Development Academy NY-W 0
NJ Stallions Dynamite NJ 0 Ambassadors FC OH-N 2
MD United Coyotes MD 0 Beach FC Academy 97 Joyner CA-S 1
KHA Red OH-S 1 Tennessee SC 16 TN 2
Lehigh Valley United 97 PA-E 2 FC Dallas 98 Premier TX-N 1
FC Golden State Platinum CA-S 3 OP Green OH-S 0
Santa Barbara SC White CA-S 4 South San Jose PAC Indios CA-N 1
Arlington Impact Red VA 0 Dix Hills Elite NY-E 0
McLean 96 Green VA 0 So Cal Blues Dodge CA-S 1
Red Stars IL 3 96 TFCA Alliance NC 0
Smithtown Kickers SC Arsenal NY-E 1 FC Golden State CA-S 2
Chicago Celtic IL 0 FC Florida 96/97 Elite FL 5