Academy Roundup - May 1

Young teams split results as U-18s earn important win

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Photo Credit: 
Courtesy Jim Fallon

The Houston Dynamo Academy U-18 team earned an important win on the road on Saturday,  beating the Colorado Rapids 1-0 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The win came despite the U-18s missing 12 players and pulling up nine players from the U-16 squad.

The Dynamo controlled the first half and took the lead through Ubaldo Lucio (Fort Bend Bush) in the 30th minute. In the second half, the Dynamo had to sit back and defend their lead, with goalkeeper Pat Wall (Strake Jesuit) and a makeshift backline earningn the shutout.

At the U-16 level, the Dynamo started their youngest team of the season, including two 1995 birthdays, because several players had to be pushed up to the U-18 level. Houston controlled possession but struggled to create clear-cut chances and trailed 1-0 at the half.

After making all available substitutions at halftime, the Dynamo were unlucky to go down to 10 men in the 50th minute when goalkeeper Philip Blake (Deer Park) went down injured. Substitute Hector Ramirez (Pasadena) went in goal, and Houston played a man down the remainder of the match. Colorado put the game away in the last minute with a penalty kick goal.

Both Dynamo squads are back in action tomorrow, taking on Real Colorado in Littleton, Colo.

U-16: Houston Dynamo Academy vs. Colorado Rapids
May 1,
2010 -- Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO
USSF Development Academy

Scoring Summary:

COL -- goal
COL -- goal (penalty kick) 80

Dynamo Academy
-- Philip Blake, Luis Mendoza, Bradley Bourgeois, Siegfried Casar, Alfredo Gallegos, Juan Carlos Salmeron (Raymundo Marquez 40), Jordan Davis, David Dauajare, Christian Diaz (Hector Ramirez 51), Bryan Salazar, Manuel Mendoza (Michael Diaz 40).

All statistics contained
in this boxscore are unofficial

U-18: Houston Dynamo Academy vs. Colorado Rapids
May 1,
2010 -- Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO
USSF Development Academy

Scoring Summary:

HOU -- Ubaldo Lucio 30

Dynamo Academy
-- Pat Wall, Christian Manisck, Leo Ayala, Miguel Zapata, Josue Morales, Sebastian Karpen, Sebastien Ibeagha, Irvinn Ramirez, Ubaldo Lucio, Manuel Chavez, Martin Fiemawhle.
Substitutes: Carlos Lessa, Juan Lopez, Martin Castillo.

All statistics contained
in this boxscore are unofficial