Youth Academy Update: Jan. 21
Chivas USA’s U8-U11 teams participated in Copa Real Invitational tournament on Saturday and Sunday, while the U14 squad took part of Legends Cup ahead of State Cup set to begin Saturday, Feb. 9. The U11 team was the most successful Academy Team, earning the Copa Real championship. Below are match-by-match results:
The U8 team kicked off the tournament on the right foot as they took a 5-0 victory over West Coast FC. In their second match of the day, the young Goats weren’t so lucky, taking a 4-3 loss to Surf Boys. On Sunday morning, the U8 concluded their participation in the tournament with a 4-4 draw against host club Real So Cal.
The U9s were able to advance to the final championship match against Barcelona USA Academy, but took a 4-3 loss, finishing in second place of their flight category. The young Goats kicked off the tournament with two 5-4 wins, the first against West Coast FC and the second to Eagles BU9. The U9s then took a 5-0 victory over Santa Barbara SC in the semifinal match.
The U10s were unable to make it to the final match after ending the group phase with 14 points. The 10s began the tournament on the right foot after beating Pateadores Irvine 5-0. Their following matches weren’t as successful for the young Goats, falling 7-4 to Real So Cal and 2-1 to Santa Barbara SC.
Shining throughout the tournament, the U11 team took their category’s Copa Real championship after defeating host team Real So Cal 3-2. The U11s began the tournament with a 3-0 win over West Coast FC and a 8-1 victory over South Bay Force on Saturday. The young Goats took a 5-1 win over Barcelona USA Academy in the semifinal match and finished the tournament with 28 points, 16 goals in favor and two against.
Last but not least, the U14 team participated in the annual Legends Cup. The tournament kicked off with a 2-2 draw with Legends FC, but fell 5-0 in their second match, finishing in last place in Bracket B.
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