It might be summer, but the season isn't over just yet for some FC Dallas Youth teams. FCD saw seven of its development academy and premier teams take the pitch Monday and Tuesday playoff matches.
Academy Playoffs kick off in Indianapolis
The U-17/18 and U-15/16 Academy teams kicked off their US Soccer Development Academy Playoffs run in Indianapolis, Indiana on Tuesday while five premier teams played their quarterfinals matches Monday and Tuesday in the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Oscar Romero provided the U-17/18 Academy team’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Chicago Magic PSG in the opening of group stage play. Chicago’s Sani Itopa scored a brace in the first half to lead his team to Tuesday’s victory. FC Dallas plays No. 1 ranked Real Salt Lake AZ in Wednesday’s featured game streamed on ussoccer.com at 6:30 p.m.
The U-15/16 academy team started the playoffs strong Tuesday, blowing past SC Battery 4-0. Toshiki Yasuda led the team with two goals while Eddie Munjoma and Giovanni Montesdeoca snagged a goal apiece. The team turns around to face St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.; a team who extended its unbeaten streak to 12 games after defeating LA Galaxy Academy 2-1 Tuesday.
Two premier teams remain in the hunt at the Region III Championships
In the Region III Championships, FCD’s U-14 and U-15 premier teams saw their runs end in the quarterfinals Monday. The U-14s fell 4-0 to GSA Premier 01, and the U-15s lost to United FA 00 Premier 2-0.
FC Dallas 98 Premier kept its hopes alive in the U-17 division with a 5-3 quarterfinal win over TSCH 98 Nsien on Tuesday. The team will take on CESA 97 Premier in the semis Wednesday at 11 a.m. CESA went 3-0-0 in the preliminary round before defeating Solar Chelsea 98 2-1 in the quarterfinals.
The U-18’s FC Dallas 97 Gold advanced to the semifinals with a 3-1 victory over Lonestars 97 Red SAN on Tuesday. FCD will have a tough test in the semifinals, facing a perfect Bryson Park/KSA 97 Premier who ousted BRSC/CSC Alliance 4-1 in the quarters.
FC Dallas 96 Premier was a win away from advancing to the final but fell to GSA Premier 2-1 in the semifinals Tuesday.