Academy Roundup - May 31

Both squads win; U-18s await playoff fate

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

After a disappointing start to the month, both Dynamo Academy squads rebounded to win two out of three games at the USSF Development Academy Spring Showcase and close their regular seasons with resounding wins on Monday.

Entering Monday's game against Arsenal FC, the U-18s sat in 12th place in the wildcard standings, with only 12 wildcard spots available for the USSF Development Academy playoffs. After defeating the Virginia Rush 3-1 on Saturday, the Dynamo came out strong Monday and defeated a very tough Arsenal squad 3-0. Martin Castillo (Pasadena Sam Rayburn) scored twice, and Abe Matamoros (Strake Jesuit) added a third to keep Houston's playoff hopes alive.

The Dynamo controlled play for much of the game and did not allow Arsenal to move the ball. The U-18s must now wait to find out if the two wins to end the season were enough to punch their ticket to postseason play.

For the past two months, the U-16s have struggled to put points on the board, but the team played inspired soccer over the weekend, capping things off with a 5-2 victory over the Richmond Strikers on Monday. Forward Bryan Salazar (Fort Bend Bush) scored two goals for the second straight game. Isaiah Noreiga (Humble Kingwood Park), Gabriel Moreno (Pearland), and Alfredo Gallegos (Houston Lamar) each tallied a score for the Dynamo in their biggest win of the season.

U-18: Houston Dynamo Academy vs. Arsenal FC
May 31,
2010 -- Sarasota Polo Club, Sarasota, Florida
USSF Development
Academy -- Spring Showcase

Scoring Summary:

HOU -- Martin Castillo
HOU -- Martin Castillo
HOU -- Abe Matamoros

Dynamo Academy
-- Pat Wall, Steven Salinas, C.J. Odenigwe, Sebastien Ibeagha, Benji
Saenz, Irvinn Ramirez, Bryan Celis,
Sebastian Karpen, Abe Matamoros, Ubaldo Lucio, Martin Castillo.
Substitutes: Leo Ayala, Josue Morales, Miguel Zapata, Eloy Gonzalez Litan.

All statistics contained
in this boxscore are unofficial

U-16: Houston Dynamo Academy vs. Richmond Strikers
May 31,
2010 -- Sarasota Polo Club, Sarasota, Florida
USSF Development
Academy -- Spring Showcase

Scoring Summary:

HOU -- Isaiah Noreiga
RIC -- Goal
HOU -- Bryan Salazar
HOU -- Bryan Salazar
RIC -- Goal
HOU -- Alfredo Gallegos
HOU -- Gabriel Moreno

Dynamo
Academy

-- Juan Navarrete, Orlin Ramirez, Jim Fallon, Siegried Casar, Jordan Davies (Christian Manisck 63), Michael Diaz (Manuel Mendoza 71), Christian Diaz, Gabriel Moreno (Alfredo Gallegos 75),
Raymundo Marquez (Carlos Lessa 80), Bryan Salazar, Isaiah Noreiga.

All
statistics contained
in this boxscore are unofficial