18s fall to Baltimore in final match of Academy Finals

Rapids finish 6th nationally out of 78 Development Academy teams

The Colorado Rapids closed out their first-ever Academy Finals week with a tough 4-1 loss to Baltimore Bay Chelsea on Sunday at the Houston Amateur Sports Park. The loss leaves Colorado sixth in the country out of 78teams.

This is the third year in a row that Baltimore Bays Chelsea has finished in fifth place in the U-17/18 age group.

Scoring Summary: 

BBC – Own Goal 19'
BBC – Yaw Amankwa (Ryan Kennedy) 35'
COL– Idi Camara (Daniel Nevarez) 41'
BBC – Michael Gamble (Richard Greensfelder) 67'
BBC – Christian Porras (Michael Gamble) 81'

Rapids U-18s lineup: 31-Andrew Epstein; 4-Ben Braman (24-Austin Seifert, 45), 3-Alex Braman, 13-Jason Prichard (7-Chris Gurule, 58), 8-Karsten Hanlin; 20-David Pardo, 25-Cameron Taylor (2-Avery Ball, 73), 19-Daniel Nevarez (42-Isaac Martinez, 45), 46-Ricardo Perez; 10-Josue Chavez (14-Jorge Lopez, 45), 9-Idi Camara

Substitutions Not Used: 18-Brad Holub
Head coach: Brian Crookham