Rapids Academy Update - May 17

A busy weekend with State Cup and league matches

Academy's Ricardo Perez_DL

Photo Credit: 
ColoradoRapids.com

The past two weeks have been busy for the U16 and U18 Development Academy Teams as well as the Rapids Youth Academy teams. From a win at State Cup to a first place finish in league play, the Academy saw many good results.

US SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY TEAMS:

RAPIDS U-16 Development Academy holds third place in the Frontier Division of the US Soccer Development Academy with 17 total points for the current season.

Recent Matches–

Friday, May 6 vs  SHATTUCK-SAINT MARY'S SOCCER ACADEMY U-15/16 – On home turf the Rapids U16s defeat the Minnesota Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy 3-1.

  • Scoring Summary: Julio Chavez (27’), Isaac Martinez (56’), Oscar Montes (80’)
  • Misconduct Summary: Julio Chavez (caution)
  • Lineup: Avery Ball, Alex Braman, Ben Braman, Julio Chavez, Brad Holub, Eric Michel Kronenberg (Isaac Martinez, 41’), Oscar Montes, David Pardo, Ricardo Perez, Blake Alexander Seitz, Stibe Torres (Jeffrey Prakhine, 58’)

Sunday, May 8 vs MINNESOTA THUNDER ACADEMY U-15/16 – Ricardo Perez nets a pair of goals to secure the U16s a tie against the Minnesota Thunder Academy.

  • Scoring Summary: Ricardo Perez (63’, 80’)
  • Misconduct Summary: David Pardo (caution)
  • Lineup: Avery Ball, Alex Braman, Ben Braman, Josue Alberto Chavez (Julio Chavez, 41’), Brad Hollub, Isaac Martinez (Eric Michel Kronenberg, 70’), Gustavo Montes Oscar Montes, 41’), Ricardo Perez, Jeffrey Prakhine, Cameron Taylor, Stibe Torres (David Pardo, 41’)

Saturday, May 14 vs  COLORADO RUSH AJ AUXERRE U-15/16 – The U16s saw goals from four different members of the team to beat out the Colorado Rush AJ Auxerre 4-1.

  • Scoring Summary: Oscar Montes (21’), Ben Braman (47’), Isaac Martines (71’), Julio Chavez (72’)
  • Lineup: Avery Ball, Alex Braman, Ben Braman, Julio Chavez (Jose Avila, 70’), Brad Holub, Isaac Martinez (Gustavo Montes, 71’), Oscar Montes, David Pardo (Cameron Taylor, 40’), Ricardo Perez, Jeffrey Prakhine (Stibe Torres, 70’), Blake Alexander Seitz

Sunday, May 15 vs  REAL COLORADO U-15/16 – One mishap late in the game leads the U16s to a 1-0 loss versus Real Colorado's U16s. 

  • Lineup: Avery Ball (Isaac Martinez, 48'), Geno Bigelow, Alex Braman, Ben Braman, Josue Alberto Chavez, Andrew Epstein, Eric Michel Kronenberg (Julio Chaves, 54'), David Pardo, Jeffrey Prakhine, Cameron Taylor, Stibe Torres

RAPIDS U-18 Development Academy is seventh overall in the Frontier Division of the US Soccer Development Academy with 10 points overall in league play.

Recent Matches-

Friday, May 6 vs  SHATTUCK-SAINT MARY'S SOCCER ACADEMY U-17/18 –Two late goals for the Rapids U18s will leave them with a 2-2 tie against the Minnesota Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy.

  • Scoring Summary: Luka Jasika (67’), Idrissa Camara (70’)
  • Misconduct Summary: Idrissa Camara (caution)
  • Lineup: Idrissa Camara, Karsten Hanlin, Luka Jasika (Jacob Beerman, 85’), Jeff Michael Kading, Carlos Linares, Shane O’Neill, Ryan Pakieser, Jason Prichard, Rojesh Shrestha (James Rogers, 66’), Matthew James Taphorn, Jose Vera (Angel Guerrero, 77’)

Sunday, May 8 vs MINNESOTA THUNDER ACADEMY U-17/18– With Idrissa Camara and James Rogers both scoring a pair of goals, the Rapids U18s defeated the Minnesota Thunder Academy 4-1.

  • Scoring Summary: Idrissa Camara (43’, 49’), James Rogers (61’, 75’)
  • Lineup: Kevin Elias Aguilar (Rojesh Shrestha, 76’), Idrissa Camara, Angel Guerrero (Karsten Hanlin, 46’), Luka Jasika (Jacob Beerman, 62’), Jeff Michael Kading, Carlos Linares, Shane O’Neill (Jose Vera, 65’), Ryan Pakieser, Jason Prichard, James Rogers, Jordan Spring (Matthew Taphorn, 65’)

Saturday, May 14 vs COLORADO RUSH AJ AUXERRE U-17/18– The Rapids U18s were unable to come back from a 1-0 deficit against the Colorado Rush AJ Auxerre while playing down a man

  • Misconduct Summary: Ryan Pakieser (caution), James Rogers (caution, caution)
  • Lineup: Kevin Elias Aguilar (Jeff Michael Kading, 66'), Idrissa Camara, Karsten Hanlin, Luka Jasika (rojesh Shrestha, 76'), Carlos Linares, Shane O’Neill (Jacob Beerman, 31'), Ryan Pakieser, Jason Prichard, James Rogers, Jordan Spring, Matthew Taphorn

Sunday, May 15 vs REAL COLORADO U-17/18– With a Idrissa Camara goal, the Rapids U18s try to make a comeback but fall to the Real Colorado U18s 3-1.

  • Scoring Summary: Idrissa Camara (60')
  • Misconduct Summary: Shane O'Neill (caution), Jason Prichard (caution)
  • Lineup: Idrissa Camara, Karsten Hanlin, Luka Jasika, Eric Michel Kronenberg, Carlos Linares, Shane O’Neill, Ryan Pakieser, Ricardo Perez, Jason Prichard, Rojesh Shrestha (Kevin Elias Aguilar, 45'), Jordan Spring (Jacob Beerman, 65')

YOUTH ACADEMY FEATURE TEAM:

This past weekend the Colorado Rapids U14 girls team won their league in their final match-up. The girls, headed by coach, Ceri Richards finished league play with a record of 17-0. In their final game, which was played Saturday, May 14 vs Colorado Fusion Copa they outscored their opponent 10-0. Throughout the season they’ve outscored their opponents 79-1.

REPEAT CHAMPIONS:

On Sunday, May 8 the Colorado Rapids U16 Colorado Youth Soccer (CYS) team won their second consecutive Colorado State Cup.  The game was tightly contested throughout with the Rapids taking an early lead, but Boulder County Force stormed back and tied the game with a penalty kick in the dying moments of regulation.  The Rapids headed into overtime down a player as they suffered an ejection on the penalty.  With just 2 minutes to go until penalty kicks Jonathan Roman scored with an impressive free kick send the Rapids on to the USYS Regional Competition in June.

For his efforts Roman, who is a U15 player playing up into the U16 age group, was named the MVP of the final.