FRISCO, Texas - It was a first road trip for both the USSDA Academy and TPAL teams as the Development Academy traveled to Colorado for a two-match weekend against Colorado Rush and Real Colorado while the TPAL teams took on the Houston Dynamo. In nine total games last weekend, FCD lost just once with the weekend highlighted by a sweep of the Dynamo in Houston and the U-18s taking over sole possession of first place in their division. Here's all the results:
Real Colorado: 3
The under-18s started their weekend in Colorado with a wild 3-3 draw against Real Colorado. In a see-saw battle, Cesar Murillo and Yannick Koffi scored in the first half to give FCD a 2-1 lead, but Real scored twice early in the second half to turn the game around before Vernon "Bubba" Bailey scored in the 82nd minute to keep FCD undefeated.
Colorado Rush: 1
In their toughest test yet, the U-18s handed Colorado Rush their first loss of the season with Alex Radilla and Bailey scoring to overturn a first-half deficit earning a vital three points
Real Colorado: 1
Martin Salas scored his first goal of the season to earn the U-16s a point against Real Colorado in their first match of the weekend.
Colorado Rush: 0
Nico Hamalainen scored his third goal of the season while Daniel Kiser added a late tally in their 2-0 defeat of Colorado Rush.
Houston Dynamo Under-15's: 0
Duncan James scored a hat trick for and Christian Cheatham added a fourth for Francisco Molina's under-15 TPAL squad who beat Houston for the second time this season..
Colorado Rapids Under 14-'s: 1
Manuel Molina and Robert Suarez scored in the come-from-behind victory at a showcase in Indianapolis.
Chicago Magic Under 14-'s: 2
The U-14's suffered their first loss of the season in a 2-1 defeat to the Chicago club. Aidan Tibbets scored in the loss.
Houston Dynamo Under-13's: 0
Imanol Almaguer and Adriel Serrano scored in the U-13s second win of the year over Houston. The Under-13s moved to 5-0-0 to start their TPAL season.
Houston Dynamo Under-12's: 2
Six different players scored in the win for FCD's youngest academy team who are a perfect 4-0-0 on the season.