Academy Weekly Update
Weekly Chivas USA Youth Academy Update February 13
The U9's kicked off State Cup this past weekend in Apple Valley with pool play and came away with three wins to win their group and advance to the elimination round of 16 this upcoming Saturday. Despite windy conditions, the U9's overcame slow starts in the first half of each game with strong finishes to put away the competition.
Joel Trejo scored 3 goals in the first game against the Oceanside Breakers on Saturday to lead the way. In the second and toughest game of the weekend the U9's found themselves down 1-0 early but were led by Danny Vasquez's 2 first half goals and gave the U9's a 2-1 lead at half. Aymar Cuevas's 2 second half goals completed the come back with a 4-1 win over a strong Carlsbad Lightning team. In the third and final game of the weekend the U9's jumped out to a quick start with a goal by Tomy Angel 36 seconds into the game, but that lead was short lived when West Coast FC came back to tie it 1-1. The U9's responded with 4 goals to close out the first half with a 5-1 lead. The U9's added two more goals in the 2nd half to close out the game with a 7-1 victory and sealed first place in their group.
Coming up next weekend for the U9's in the Round of 16 against CV Manchester Academy at 1:30pm in Apple Valley’s Brewster Park.
Chivas USA 6-0 Oceanside Breakers
Goals: Joel Trejo (3), Aymar Cuevas, Tomy Angel, Alfonso Becerra
Chivas USA 4-1 Carlsbad Lightning
Goals: Danny Vasquez (2), Aymar Cuevas (2)
Chivas USA 7-1 West Coast FC
Goals: Aymar Cuevas (2), Danny Vasquez, Collin Canales, Frankie Alvarez, Tomy Angel, Joel Trejo