U-16s Real Madrid GA Cup Celebration
FC Dallas/Carter Baum

GA CUP: U-16s Top Real Madrid U-17s, 1-0, in Group Stage Finale

FRISCO - It was a light Tuesday in terms of the number of games for FC Dallas Youth teams, but the U-16s earned one of the biggest wins of the week over Spanish-giant Real Madrid. 

With both teams officially eliminated from Semifinal contention, Tuesday night was all about bragging rights. After a back-and-forth first half, FCD was inches away from taking the lead in the 32nd minute as Brayan Padilla chipped a ball into the box for Adrian Munoz, whose chance was quickly blocked, but right to the foot of Edwin Cerillo at point-blank range. Cerillo fired a quick shot stopped by the Real Madrid keeper, and then found his own rebound he threw back at goal - only to send it just inches wide of the far post. WATCH

In the second half, Dallas keeper Michael Collodi found himself staring down the wrong end of a Real Madrid break in the 46th minute, but came decisively off his line and made a stop with his left leg to keep a 0-0 game in the final half hour. WATCH 

The match would remain deadlocked until the when U-16 leading scorer Brayan Padilla received a short cross from sub Johan Gomez along the top of the box and took on two Real Madrid defenders solo. He cut to the right to lose the first defender, fired a shot blocked by the diving second, dug his own rebound out from under the center back and sent a shot back across his body into the far corner before celebrating with the several hundred fans in attendance. WATCH 

Dallas, by virtue of the win, earned a spot in the four-team 5th Place bracket with Malaga, LA Galaxy and Estudiantes de la Plata. They'll play Malaga on Thursday at 3:30 CT on Toyota Soccer Center Field 4.

Full Results:

FCDY Team Group Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
U-18 Academy U-19 Super Group, Bracket B W, 5-0 D, 1-1 --
U-16 Academy GA Cup L, 1-0 W, 2-0 W, 1-0
U-15 Academy U-16, Bracket D W, 5-0 W, 4-2 --
U-14 Academy U-15, Bracket E W, 17-0 W, 2-0 --
U-13 Academy U-14, Bracket B W, 3-0 D, 0-0 --
U-12 Academy U-13, Bracket C W, 5-0 W, 1-0 --
FCDY 98B West U-19, Bracket A D, 1-1 W, 1-0 --
FCDY 98B Premier U-19, Bracket B W, 4-2 L, 3-1 --
FCDY 98B U-19, Bracket C L, 2-0 L, 3-1 --
FCDY 98B Gold U-19, Bracket D L, 2-0 L, 3-0 --
FCDY 99B Premier U-18, Bracket A W, 3-0 D, 2-2 --
FCDY 99B East U-18, Bracket D L, 3-0 L, 2-0 --
FCD El Paso 99 U-18, Bracket E W, 2-1 -- --
FCDY 00B U-17, Bracket B W, 4-0 L, 5-2 --
FCDY 00B Premier U-17, Bracket B L, 2-1 W, 3-1 --
FCDY 01B Premier U-16, Bracket B D, 0-0 W, 1-0 --
FCDY 02B Premier U-15, Bracket B L, 1-0 D, 1-1 --
FCD El Paso 02 U-15, Bracket B L, 5-1 L, 4-1 --
FCD Mexico 02 U-15, Bracket D D, 0-0 L, 1-0 --
FCDY 03B Premier U-14, Bracket A L, 5-0 L, 4-2 --
FCDY 03B Central U-14, Bracket F L, 3-0 -- --
FCD Mexico 03 U-14, Bracket C L, 4-1 L, 2-1 --
FCDY 04B South Red U-13, Bracket A L, 5-1 W, 3-2 --
FCDY 04B U-13, Bracket B L, 3-0 -- --
FCD Mexico 04 U-13 Bracket B L, 2-1 -- --
FCDY 04B Premier U-13, Bracket D W, 3-1 -- --
FCDY 04B East Gold U-13, Bracket F D, 1-1 -- --