Youth Academy Update: Feb. 25

Successful weekend for young Goats in USSDA action; State Cup continues

Academy U16 US

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Olivia Cervantes

The Chivas USA Youth Academy finished strong over the weekend. The Red-and-White U15/16 & U17/18 teams continued their winning streaks in La Jolla in USSDA action, while the U9’s and U11’s moved up in Cal South’s State Cup.

Chivas USA’s U15/16 Team took a 10-0 victory over Nomads SC U15/16 in La Jolla on Saturday afternoon. Amaya Adonis and Mark Hernandez each scored two goals for the Chivas USA win. It was Jorge Ruiz who opened up the scoreboard in the 10th minute of the match. After the opening goal, Alejandro Vergara, Jeffrey Quezada, Daniel Crisostomo and Tommy Fraher would each score one goal for the final 10-0 win.

The win allowed the young Goats to get closer to first place Real Salt Lake AZ, who are just two points ahead of Chivas USA.

The Red-and-White U17/18 squad took their third consecutive victory of the year after defeating Nomads SC U17/18 on Saturday. Romario Lomeli, Adam Arana, Ever de la Torre and 2012 Sueno MLS winner Armando Flores each scored for the final 4-0 Red-and-White victory.

The U15/16 and U17/18’s have a busy weekend ahead, facing Santa Cruz Breakers Academy on Saturday, March 2 and De Anza Force on Sunday, March 3, both games at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.

State Cup

Participating in Cal South’s State Cup, Chivas USA’s U9's beat SoCal Athletic 6-1 on Saturday in the round of 32. On Sunday morning, the U9's beat Pats Irvine 3-2 in the round of 16 and in the afternoon they beat Celtic FC 6-2 in the quarterfinals. The young Goats advance in the tournament and are scheduled to play Nomads next Sunday in the semifinals at 11am in San Bernardino at Platinum Park.

The U10's won their round of 64 game on Saturday 4-2 over Apple Valley SC. On Sunday they lost to Santa Barbara SC 4-2 in the round of 32. 

The U11's beat CZ Elite 6-0 in the round of 64 and lost to Manchester Academy in PK's in the round of 32. 10s and 11s both lost and are out of the competition.