Young Goats Undefeated in Florida
Academy Teams Roll in Winter Showcase
It was a great weekend for the Chivas USA Youth Academy. Both the U-18 and U-16 teams finished the Development Academy’s Winter Showcase undefeated.
The showcase is a chance for the nation’s 78 Development Academy clubs to face off against non-division opponents. Held at Premier Sports Campus in Sarasota Florida, the Winter Showcase gives the best youth clubs in the country the opportunity to test themselves against quality opposition, under the watchful eyes of scouts and coaches.
The U-18 team finished the weekend with three wins in three matches. The U-16’s had one draw to go along with two wins. Overall the Chivas USA teams conceded only 7 goals while scoring 23.
Amaya Gains Experience with U.S. National Team
Meanwhile, the United States U-17 National Team was also in Sarasota last weekend, taking part in the Nike International Friendlies. The U.S. team was crowned champions of the tournament after victories over Brazil and Turkey and a draw against France.
Chivas USA’s 15-year-old midfielder/defender Adonis Amaya was in camp with the American team, and featured as a second half substitute in the game against France. Amaya is a Westminster California native and has been part of the Cosmos West/Chivas USA academy for three years. Earlier this year he was called up to the US U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Florida.