Academy 18s finish 6th in the country out of 78 teams

Rapids U-18s advanced to playoffs, finals for first time ever in 2012

The Colorado Rapids Under-18 Team capped a spectacular season at U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals Week this week in Houston, finishing 6th out of 78 clubs across the country. The Rapids were one of just eight clubs to make it to Finals Week, and were without standout Dillon Serna, who was with the United States Under-20 National Team for a tournament in Northern Ireland. For full coverage of the tournament, click here.

Serna led the Rapids U-18 team in scoring with 12 goals this season, followed by Shane O’Neill, who was signed by the Rapids first team on June 19, with 11 goals. The U-18 squad will kick off their 2012-13 season on Saturday, September 22 against Lonestar SC Academy.