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USSDA Playoffs Day Two: U-18s & U-16s victorious

25 June 11:19 am

USSDA Playoffs Day Two: U-18s & U-16s victorious

By Daniel Robertson

Own Goal propels FCD U-18's to 1-0 win over Portland Timbers

The Under-18's continued their strong run through playoffs week with their second win in two days, defeating the Portland Timbers 1-0 by way of a 76th minute own goal. The FC Dallas defense led by Jordan Cano, Cesar Murillo, Shaquell Moore and Kris Reaves have allowed just one goal so far in two matches with U-16 goalkeeper Charlier Furrer moving up to play for the U-18s in these playoffs.

Despite having six points and a +4 goal differential, FC Dallas will need to beat the Chicago Fire on Thursday morning to advance to the final eight with the Fire holding a superior six points and +5 goal difference.

U-16s come from behind to defeat Shattuck-Saint Mary's in playoff opener

Ranked #4 nationally, the FC Dallas U-16s got off to the best possible start in Tuesday's USSDA Playoff opener scoring in the first minute against Shattuck-Saint Mary's. However, they would concede two goals in the first half to take a 2-1 deficit to halftime.

In the second half, Luiz ZuaZua scored in the 56th minute to tie the match and Mario Ramirez Sansabas won it for FCD right at the death in the 80th minute to secure a priceless victory.

The U-16s continue playoffs week on Wednesday at 4:00PM against the San Jose Earthquakes.