This past weekend was a busy one with both US Soccer Development Academy Teams travelling to Missouri, and the Rapids Academy U-16 boys participating in the Colorado State Cup Semi-final game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. In addition Development Academy players James Rogers, Ricardo Perez and Oscar Montes stayed home from the Development Academy trip to play in the Reserve game vs. the Chicago Fire on Sunday.
US SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY TEAMS:
RAPIDS U-16 Development Academy Matches–
Saturday, April 30 vs ST. LOUIS SCOTT GALLAGHER MISSOURI – The Rapids U-16s defeated the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri U-16 boys with a final score of 2-1.
- Scoring Summary: Isaac Martinez (’5), Brian Windsor (38’)
- Misconduct Summary: Avery Ball ( caution), Brad Holub (caution)
- Lineup: Avery Ball, Geno Bigelow, Alex Braman, Ben Braman, Julio Chavez, Brad Holub, Isaac Martinez (Josue Alberto Chavez, 60’), David Pardo, Blake Alexander Seitz, Stibe Torres (Cameron Taylor, 54’), Bryan Windsor
Sunday, May 1 vs ST. LOUIS SCOTT GALLAGHER METRO U-15/16 – After a handful of cautions and 90+ minutes of play, the U-16s and the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro U16s played to a 0-0 draw.
- Misconduct Summary: Jose Avila (caution), Avery Ball ( caution), Josue Alberto Chavez (caution), David Pardo (caution)
- Lineup: Jose Avila (Isaac Martinez, 56’), Avery Ball, Alex Braman, Ben Braman, Josue Alberto Chavez, Julio Chavez (Geno Bigelow, 47’), Andrew Epstein, Gustavo Montes (Bryan Windsor, 56’), David Pardo, Blake Alexander Seitz, Cameron Taylor
RAPIDS U-18 Development Academy Matches-
Saturday, April 30 vs ST. LOUIS SCOTT GALLAGHER MISSOURI – The Rapids U-18s netted two against the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri U-18 boys for a final score of 2-1.
- Misconduct Summary: Kevin Elias Aguilar (caution)
- Lineup: Idrissa Camara, Karsten Hanlin, Luka Jasika, Jeff Michael Kading, Carlos Linares, Shane O’Neill, Ryan Pakieser, Jason Prichard, Rojesh Shrestha (Angel Guerrero, 63’), Jordan Spring, Jose Vera (Kevin Elias Aguilar, 85’)
Sunday, May 1 vs ST. LOUIS SCOTT GALLAGHER METRO U-17/18– A five goal game ends with the Rapids U-18s falling 2-3 to the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro U-18s
- Scoring Summary: Idrissa Camara (14’), Shane O’Neill (53’)
- Misconduct Summary: Idrissa Camara (caution)
- Lineup: Kevin Elias Aguilar (Jose Vera, 70’), Jacob Beerman, Idrissa Camara, Karsten Hanlin, Luka Jasika (Angel Guerrero, 45’), Jeff Michael Kading, Carlos Linares, Ryan Pakieser, Jason Prichard, Rojesh Shrestha (Shane O’Neill, 45’), Jordan Spring
COLORADO RAPIDS YOUTH ACADEMY FEATURE PLAYER:
Ricardo Perez – the 15 year old Perez started and played 90 minutes in the Colorado Rapids Reserve game vs. the Chicago Fire. The versatile Perez, who played on the left side of midfield on Sunday, is finishing his 3rd year with the Academy. In the last two weeks he has also made an appearance in the RSL reserve game.
COLORADO RAPIDS YOUTH ACADEMY FEATURE TEAM:
Coach David Proctor’s U16 CYS team advanced to the CYS State Cup Final by defeating Real Colorado 4:1 on Thursday. The defending Champions, this is the 3rd consecutive year the age group has played in the final. Nine current Development Academy players have come from this age group with several more waiting in the wings. The thing that stands out about this team is that the current roster features six players playing up an age group to enhance their individual development.