Even after hoisting the U-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy National Championship, FC Dallas Academy had more awards to garner.
The Development Academy announced its end-of-year honors, and FCD picked up a handful of individual and team awards.
Winger Devin Vega was named the U-16 Central Conference Player of the Year after finishing the season with a team-leading 21 goals. His teammates Ben Hale (goalkeeper), Reginald Cannon (defender) and Weston McKinnie (forward) were named to the conference’s Starting XI as well.
The U-16s collectively won the best Style of Play for the Central Conference.
As a whole, FC Dallas won the Central Conference's Most Comprehensive Club.
The shutout streak is still intact and the FC Dallas U-16s are headed to the national championship.
Luchi Gonzalez's side defeated Philadelphia Union's U-16s 3-0 at the StubHub Center in California on Thursday night to clinch their spot in the national championship.
Adrian Ramos opened the scoring for the U-16s in the 15th minute with Toshiki Yasuda scoring just before halftime to send FCD into the break with a 2-0 lead.
Weston McKinnie iced the game late with a third goal to clinch the comprehensive win. The U-16s have yet to allow a goal in five Development Academy Playoff games.
The U-16s will face the New York Red Bulls U-16s on Saturday at 7:00PM central time playing for the club's first USSDA championship since the U-18s took home the title in 2012.
The FC Dallas U-16 Academy headed into Friday's showdown with the LA Galaxy Academy needing a draw or a win to advance through to the national quarterfinals of the 2014-2015 US Soccer Development Academy season.
They got exactly what they were looking for, defeating LA 2-0 to finish the playoffs group stage a perfect 3-0-0 without allowing a goal in any of the three matches.
On Friday, Gio Montesdeoca opened the scoring while Weston McKinnie added the second to give FCD a 2-0 halftime lead. After a weather delay, the U-16s finished the job to seal the 2-0 victory.
As one of the top four remaining seeds, Luchi Gonzalez's side will host a national quarterfinal at the Toyota Soccer Center against the New England Revolution on July 8th. Stay tuned for full details on when this match will kick off so you can come cheer on FCD as they look to advance to the national semifinals.
U-18s finish Playoffs Week strong
It was a heartbreaking week for the FC Dallas U-18 Academy dropping two close results in their first two matches, but they finished the year strong defeating the Concorde Fire 5-0 in their final match of the season.
Miguel Ojeda and Oscar Romero gave FCD a 2-0 halftime lead and Alex Radilla, Caleb Young and Christian Ramirez scored in the second half to finish the season on a happy note for Francisco Molina's side.
By Jeremy Villanueva
Two games into the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs and FC Dallas U-16 Academy team is undefeated while the U-18s dropped a tough one Wednesday.
The U-16s continued on their winning strides in the group stage with another clean sheet as they defeated St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri 1-0. The win pushes them to five goals for and none against after blanking SC United Battery 4-0 to begin the playoffs. A draw or win Friday over LA Galaxy would advance FC Dallas into the national quarterfinals.
In the featured U-17/18 match against Real Salt Lake shown live on www.ussoccer.com Wednesday, the U-18s had a 1-0 lead slip away eight minutes after striking first. Santiago Agudelo broke the draw with a score in the 49th minute, but RSL’s Damian German tied it after finishing a loose ball in the 57th minute. German added his second goal of the night in the 86th minute with a score from the penalty spot, and RSL put it away in the 90th with an insurance goal.
The group stage concludes for FCD on Friday with the U-15/16 team kicking off against LA Galaxy at 11:15 a.m. and the U-18s battling Concorde Fire at 9 a.m.
By Jeremy Villanueva
The FC Dallas Academy’s regular season might have wrapped up this past Monday, but that was only the beginning of the real fun.
The U-16 and U-18 academy teams found out their fate for the Development Academy playoffs yesterday, which begins June 23 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
After winning its conference with a 19-3-5 record and finishing fifth overall in U-16 Development Academy, FC Dallas was in Pot 1 of the draw and were drawn into Group B.
FCD-16s will face SC United Battery (17-10-9) on June 23 at 2:30 p.m., St. Louis Gallagher Missouri (13-6-8) on June 24 at 2:30 p.m. and LA Galaxy (22-7-10) on June 26 at 11:15 a.m.
The U-18s (15-6-6) were drawn into Group B of the U-17/U-18 Development Academy playoffs. FC Dallas opens with Chicago Magic PSG (14-6-7) on June 23 at 10 a.m. before taking on Real Salt Lake AZ (32-3-4) on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. and finishing with Concorde Fire (17-12-7) at 9 a.m. on June 26.
The group winners will advance to the Developmeny Academy Finals Week in July where FC Dallas has had a team in either the U-16 or U-18 division in five out of the last six seasons.
2015 FC Dallas Summer College Combine
June 6th-8th, 2015 | Toyota Soccer Center | Frisco, TX
The FC Dallas Summer College Combine is designed to allow women’s and men’s college coaches to conduct training sessions to improve the players' technical and tactical aspects of the game. Through these training sessions, condition matches and a college seminar, these college coaches will provide players with insight to the demands of the college game and the college recruiting process.
*Space is limited*
Dates: Saturday June 6th through Monday June 8th , 2015
Each age groups will have 2 sessions Saturday, 2 sessions Sunday plus a College Seminar and a session Monday Morning.
Location: Toyota Stadium and Toyota Soccer Center
Who: Elite players U15 and older
|College programs registered to attend|
|Men's programs||Women's programs|
|SMU||Texas Women's University|
|Trinity University||Texas Christian University|
|Valparaiso University||Oklahoma State University|
|Midwestern State University||University of Kentucky|
|Ouachita Baptist University||Stephen F. Austin University|
|University of Texas at Dallas||University of Tulsa|
|West Texas A&M University||Sam Houston State University|
|Luther College||Abilene Christian University|
|Southwestern Assembly of God||Texas Tech University|
|Dallas Baptist University||Hardin Simmons University|
|Grand Canyon University||Lamar University|
|Fort Hays State University||Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point|
|Houston Baptist University|
*Additional coaches will be added. List subject to change.
We just got done watching FC Dallas #CrushTheOrange at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston last Friday and while you'll have to wait until the end of June for another MLS Texas Derby, our FC Dallas Academy hosts the Dynamo this Sunday in the annual Academy Day at Toyota Stadium!
The U-18s kick things off at 2:00PM in what is not only the final home match for our graduating U-18 players, but it's an enormous match in the standings.
Just a few weeks ago, the U-18s were ten points behind Houston in the Frontier Division standings, but a 7-0-1 run in their last eight games coupled with the Dynamo slipping up last weekend means the U-18s are only five points behind Houston with five games left including two games in hand on their I-45 rivals.
As everyone knows, results are not the be all end all when it comes to developing players, but FCD has won the U-18 division nearly every season of existence including the last two years and we want to defend that title.
The U-16 match follows at 4:30PM and if you haven't seen these guys play, they're dang fun to watch. Wingers Devin Vega and Toshiki Yasuda have combined to score 34 goals in 20 games this season while the entire squad has logged an incredible 17-2-3 record this season. They can seal the U-16 Frontier Division with four games left in the season if they grab a win on Sunday.
Admission is completely free, there will be street tacos and drinks on sale and you have a great opportunity to see the future of FC Dallas on a special day for them as they close out their home schedule in the 2014-2015 season before the playoffs begin!
*NOTE* Please enter through the north gates on Sunday.
On March 22-25, 2015 the Japanese Football Association (JFA) brought in their U16 Women’s National Team to Toyota Soccer Center to play the highly touted FC Dallas ECNL program. The teams lined up against each other for the first time on March 24th when the FC Dallas ECNL group defeated the JFA 2-0. Goals from Mississippi State commit Natalee Heiser and fourteen-year-old Olyvia Dowell were enough for the FC Dallas ECNL side to come out on top. Post-game the two groups of players were able to socialize, exchange gifts, and head over to Babe’s Chicken for some Texas food & hospitality.
On March 25th the two sides matched up again, and this day the teams fought to a 1-1 draw. The FC Dallas goal came from leading scorer Jordan Mulnix. Before the game Japanese group were excited to get to tour the FC Dallas facilities and stadium. Their favorite part of the tour was getting to see the pro team locker rooms and actually getting to meet and take pictures with several of the first-team stars. The JFA U16 Women’s National team departed the next day but have already started making plans to return in 2016.
U-17 Premier takes Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Championship
FRISCO - In a tightly contested final, the FC Dallas 98B Premier U-17s defeated FC Golden State 2-0 to win the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXVI U-17 division at Toyota Stadium.
The rain cleared just in time for Sunday's final and FC Dallas took the lead midway through the first half somewhat against the run of play. Big, strong forward Gerber Chavez received a nice pass and slotted a ball home to give FCD the 1-0 lead which they would hold into halftime.
In the second half, the game got even more chippy with FC Golden State defender Jesus Garcia was shown a red card, and FCD took advantage late with Martin Gonzalez scoring just before the final whistle to give Scott Dymond's side an insurmountable lead.
This is the second-straight U-17 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Championship won by an FC Dallas team.
U-19s defeated by Jaguares de Chiapas in heartbreaker
FRISCO - The FC Dallas U97 Premier side fell in the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Championship for the second straight year losing the U-19 final to Jaguares de Chiapas. FC Dallas took the lead in the 15th minute as Christopher Villalobos flicked a cross past the keeper to give Scott Dymond's side the lead.
They held that lead until late in the match as a corner was headed home in the 75th minute to tie the match before Jaguares would score a 25 yard laser with nearly the last kick of the game to earn what was a heartbreaking second place finish for FC Dallas 97 Premier.
U-13s fall in PKs in U-14 Dallas Cup Championship
FRISCO - On Saturday afternoon, the FC Dallas U-13 Academy battled strong with AC Brea but fell on PKs after a 1-1 draw.
After an early AC Brea goal, Luis Pacheco tied things up for FC Dallas in the 20th minute. Both teams held firm after that with neither allowing a goal through the second half and two overtime periods.
In the PK shootout, AC Brea goalkeeper Aaron Tebay was the hero making two saves to earn the Dallas Cup Championship.
FCD Pre Academy 1-0 win vs FC Dallas Youth 01
The FCD Pre Academy 01's defeated fellow FC Dallas 01s to advance to the U-14 championship game on Saturday against AC Brea. That match is at 1:00PM at Toyota Stadium.
FC Dallas Academy 00 4-0 loss vs FC Golden State
The U-14 Academy fell in the semifinals to FC Golden State.
FCD U-15 pre academy 3-0 loss to Seattle United in the Dallas Cup semifinals.
FCD Youth 98B Premier 1-1 PKs win TSF Academy
FC Dallas came from a goal down to advance on PKs in the U-17 division. They'll face FC golden State Platinum in the U-17 championship at Toyota Stadium at 10:00AM on Sunday morning.
FC Dallas Youth 97B Gold 2-1 loss to Jaguares de Chiapas
FCD 97B Premier 3-1 win vs LFC Foundation College
FC Dallas 97B Premier faces FC Golden State in Saturday's semifinals