Believe it or not, but mid-November is already upon us and the same goes for the heart of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy fall season. Let’s check up on how the youngsters in Old Glory Red are doing as they enter the holiday stretch of the 2019 academy campaign.
The Republic FC U-18/19s returned to action on Saturday with a 4-0 loss to De Anza Force U-18/19s. The Indomitable Club were on a bye last week after competing in two matches the previous weekend against Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders. The U-19s split the series by following up a 4-1 loss to Seattle with a 4-0 win over Portland. The boys in Old Glory Red will try to bounce back against Vancouver Whitecaps U-18/19s this Saturday at the National Soccer Development Centre.
The Indomitable Club’s U-16/17s fell 2-1 on Saturday to De Anza Force. James Shepard opened the scoring in the very first minute for Republic FC before the hosts responded with two of their own. The U-17s will look to rebound next weekend against Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday followed by a Sunday afternoon showdown with Crossfire Premier.
The Republic FC U-15s downed De Anza Force over the weekend, 3-2, for their fourth straight win. Sacramento leaped out front when Luis Flores-Perez bagged a brace and Christian Brenes beat the De Anza goalkeeper to give SRFC a 3-0 first half lead. The boys in Old Glory Red will look to make it five victories in a row when the club travels to Vancouver Whitecaps and Crossfire Premier this coming weekend.
The Indomitable Club’s U-14s fought back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with De Anza Force over the weekend. After surrendering an early pair of strikes, Sacramento stormed back with goals from Talan Rochelle and Yair Del Toro to level the match at two-a-piece. The U-14s are now unbeaten in their last three games and will look to keep momentum going on November 23 against Silicon Valley Soccer Academy.
The Republic FC U-13s fell 4-0 to De Anza Force this past weekend. This was just the second time this season that the U-13's allowed three goals or more in a match. Sacramento will look to return to asserting their defensive prowess this coming weekend against San Francisco Elite Academy at Del Campo High School.
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