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FCD tops IMG U-18's 5-0 in Thursday Scrimmage

20 February 3:23 pm

FCD tops IMG U-18's 5-0 in Thursday Scrimmage

By Daniel Robertson

With the starters from yesterday’s 5-1 win over South Florida given the day off, the rest of the team was matched up against the U-18 side from the IMG Academy for a last-minute scrimmage on Thursday morning.

Two goals from Danny Garcia plus strikes from Jonathan Top, Cobi Span and academy standout Coy Craft sealed a 5-0 win for FC Dallas.

Notes:

-Thursday saw the preseason debuts of Hendry Thomas, who played the second half, as well as Peter Luccin who saw action in the final 10 minutes of the game.

-We’re told Danny Garcia’s second goal was quite the stunner. “A left-footed, first-touch strike that gave the 'keeper no chance on its way to the far side-netting.”

-Also, Garcia played 80 minutes in central midfield, a position that’s been hinted at by both Pareja and Clavijo as one that Garcia could find success in.

-FCD is back in action on Saturday when they take on the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers at 6:00PM Central time in Bradenton.

READ: FCD tops USF 5-1 behind Blas Perez hat-trick in Wednesday friendly

SCORING SUMMARY:

Danny Garcia 2

Cobi Span 12

Jonathan Top 58

Danny Garcia 80

Coy Craft 85

First half lineup: Sanchez, Michel, Trialist, Ulloa, Meyer(A), Hollingshead, Span, Garcia, Akindele, Trialist, Top

Second half lineup: Sanchez, Michel, Trialist, Ulloa, Meyer(A), Hollingshead, Craft(A), Thomas, Garcia, Akindele, Top