12.8 MLSNEXT Fest

FRISCO, Texas - Four FC Dallas Boys Academy teams competed in the MLS NEXT Fest from Dec. 2 to Dec. 7 at the Empire Polo Ground in Indio, California. The U15, U16, U17 and U19 teams played three games each with the U19s winning all three to finish its Fall season undefeated with a record of 10-0-4. Recent FCD Homegrown signings Tarik Scott and Nolan Norris featured for the U19s during the tournament with Scott scoring two goals. 

The U15s and U17s played in the Generation adidas division with the results determining seeding for next year's GA Cup. The U16s and unbeaten U19s played in the Showcase division in front of professional and collegiate scouts.

U15 GA Results
Date
Opponent
Result
Dec. 4
New England Revolution
1-0 Loss
Dec. 6
Los Angeles FC
2-1 Loss
Dec. 7
FC Cincinnati
4-2 Loss

Goal scorers:

  • James Cotton-Betteridge (1)
  • Zach Molomo (1)
  • Tadesse Hart (1)
U16 Showcase Schedule
Date
Opponent
Result
Dec. 3
De Anza Force
2-1 Win
Dec. 4
Los Angeles FC
3-2 Loss
Dec. 6
JFC Real
3-0 Win

Goal scorers:

  • Christopher Salazar (3)
  • Kaká Scabin (1)
  • Saúl Guzmán (1)
  • Juan Mancía (1)
  • Jaidyn Contreras (1)
U17 GA Results
Date
Opponent
Result
Dec. 2
LA Galaxy
2-1 Loss
Dec. 3
St. Louis City SC
5-3 Win
Dec. 5
Toronto FC
2-2 Draw (3-1 loss in PKs

Goal scorers:

  • Gael Medrano Mayorga (3)
  • Alejandro Urzua (1)
  • Ian Witis-Hughes (1)
  • Nayrobi Vargas Valerio (1)
  • Caleb Swann (1)
  • Carlos López 1
U19 Showcase Results
Date
Opponent
Result
Dec. 2
FC Golden State
2-0 Win
Dec. 3
FC Boston Bolts
4-3 Win
Dec. 5
Bethesda SC
3-1 Win

Goal scorers:

  • Mikey Morales (3)
  • Tarik Scott (2)
  • Will Baker (1)
  • Pablo Torre (1)
  • Dylan Lacy (1)
  • Manny Martínez (1)