Two boys Academy teams advance to State Cup semifinals

UNDER-18 ACADEMY TEAM SECOND IN CONFERENCE AND DIVISION: The Colorado Rapids Under-18 Academy currently sits in second place in both the Central Conference and Frontier Division of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy after tying local rivals Real Colorado 1-1 this weekend. The weekend before, they ousted another local opponent, Colorado Rush, 6-2 led by Dillon Serna with four goals and Shane O’Neill with two. The duo have been training with the Colorado Rapids first team since preseason. The squad will travel to St. Louis this weekend to take on St. Louis Gallagher Missouri and St. Louis Gallagher Metro on Saturday and Sunday. STANDINGS

UNDER-16 ACADEMY SQUAD FALLS 1-0 TO RIVALS REAL COLORADO: The Colorado Rapids Under-16 Academy Squad heads to St. Louis to face St. Louis Gallagher Missouri and St. Louis Gallagher Metro this weekend after suffering a narrow 1-0 loss to local rivals Real Colorado. The weekend before, they blanked the Colorado Rush by a 4-0 score on Friday, led by Alex Toderica who scored a hat trick. STANDINGS

TWO RAPIDS ACADEMY BOYS TEAMS ADVANCE TO STATE CUP SEMIFINALS: The U-13 and U-14 Colorado Rapids Academy teams advanced to the Colorado State Cup Semifinals after last weekend’s Quarterfinal round. The U-13s, who are 3-0-1 in the tournament, defeated Pride SC Predators 3-2 and will take on the Colorado Storm on May 13. Meanwhile, the U-14s are 2-2-0 after blanking Pike Peak Rush Nike 2-0 last Sunday, and face Broomfield Blast SC on the 13th as well. The State Cup is the most significant tournament in the State of Colorado, and the winner of each age group will represent Colorado in the Regional competition to be held in June. For more information on State Cup and schedules, click here.