Highlights from some of the action Sunday, April 9, in the U17, U18, and U19 brackets.
FC Dallas 00’ Boys defeated Uruguay’s Carrasco Lawn Tennis 4-0 out at Richland College. Angel Medel bagged a pair of goals in the win. Reed Berry and Juan Restrepo each scored a goal of their own.
Ottawa South United Academy Black and FC Dallas 00B Premier squared off at Richland College in Bracket C. The Canadian side got off to a near-perfect start with Eric Batali scoring in the first minute, but FC Dallas’ Alesandro Alfaro equalized the game in the 50th minute. Ottawa South United’s Ryan Massoud scored in the 86th minute which proved to be the winning goal.
Queretaro FC Gallos Blancos defeated Dallas Texans U16 USSDA 2-1 to earn three points in Bracket F. Queretaro’s Jose Ramirez scored two first half goals. Joseph McGee pulled a goal back for Dallas Texans in the 70th minute, but it was a little too late as the Mexican side held on for the win.
Bracket H saw a thrilling match between Austin Texans and Oakville 2000A Rep Team from Canada. Austin Texans went into the half with a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Roberto Avila and Karlo Lopez. Oakville kept fighting and they pulled a goal back in the 59th minute from Jake Carenza. With the game nearing the end, the Canadian side equalized in the 89th minute with a goal from Gianfranco Mirto, as the game ended ina 2-2 draw.
New Jersey’s Cedar Stars Academy 1999 beat LA Galaxy B99 in the first group stage game of Bracket B. Allen Gavilanes scored two goals (72’, 83’) as the match ended 2-0 in favor of Cedar Stars Academy.
Out at Richland College, Singapore’s Tiro Sports defeated FC Dallas 99B East 3-0. Tiro Sports tallied all of their goals in the first half (Paolo Carroll, 22’; Justin Kent, 31’; Ben King, 40’) as they held on for a comfortable win.
Arizona’s Arsenal 99 Premier Teal secured a 3-2 win over Loudoun Soccer 99 Red in Bracket E. Arsenal got off to a quick start as Joshua Drack-Asami scored two goals in the first half. Colton Shafer tacked on another goal in the 56th minute to put his team up 3-0. Loudoun Soccer clawed two goals back in the 75th and 77th minute, but were unable to score an equalizing goal in the end.
Mexico’s Cuervos FC defeated California Rush 97/98, 2-0 at MoneyGram Park. Alan Valenzuela and Irvin Lopez were the goal scorers for Cuervos.
In Bracket B, FC Dallas Youth 98B Premier and England’s Knowsley Youth squared off in the team’s first group stage match. FC Dallas’ Trey Marchino notched a hat-trick in the game to help propel his team to a 4-2 win.
England’s Truro College earned their first three points after a 2-1 win over Dallas Texans 98B South. Truro College got two first half goals from Marcello Jones and Oliver Walker in the 34th and 42nd minute. Dallas Texans’ Abraham De Anda scored a late consolation goal in the 86th minute, but it was a little too late.
United Services Portmouth FC won their opening group stage game 2-0 over local team FC Dallas Youth 98B Gold. Harry Jackson scored the two goals for the English side.