Academy teams split opening games

Najar, Bourgeois score in impressive U-16 victory

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Photo Credit: 
Courtesy Jim Fallon

The Dynamo Academy's competitive teams split their regular season openers on Sunday on the road against Lonestar SC at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin. Both the U-16 and U-18 teams will return to action on Saturday afternoon at the Carl Lewis Track & Field Complex, hosting the Dallas Texans at 2 and 4 p.m.

The U-18s opened the day playing without six starters but still started well with a strong opening 30 minutes. Forward Jade George (Lone Star College Cy Fair) scored the first goal of the 2010-11 season in the first half to give Houston a 1-0 lead. The Dynamo, however, were frustrated to give up two sloppy goals before halftime and fail to convert on numerous chances throughout the match, eventually falling 3-1.

In a role reversal from last year, the U-16s salvaged the day with a strong performance in the second game, earning a 2-1 win to start the season with a 1-0 record. The Dynamo dominated the match throughout and went ahead 2-0 on goals from Giovanni Najar, making his Dynamo Academy debut, and veteran defender Bradley Bourgeois (Cy-Fair). Bryan Salazar (Fort Bend Bush) set up both goals. Houston allowed a late goal but held on for the win.

In other Dynamo Academy news this weekend, two players in the college ranks starred on the same field on Sunday, as midfielder Josue Soto had a goal and an assist to help SMU go 2-0 on the weekend, and defender Matt Boullt helped No. 2 Tulsa notch back-to-back shutouts in the Hurricane Classic in Tulsa. A full Academy College Report will be available on HoustonDynamo.com on Monday.

Dynamo Academy boxscores

U-18: Houston Dynamo (0-1, 0-1) vs. Lonester SC (1-0, 1-0)
September 12, 2010 –- St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin
USSF Development Academy -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:

HOU -- Jade George 1 (Siegfried Casar 1) 22
LSC -- Joshua Seger 35
LSC -- Thomas Haws 38
LSC -- Khiry Shelton 78

Houston Dynamo
-- Philip Blake, Siegfried Casar, Sebastian Karpen (Alan Hernandez 77), Leo Ayala, Josue Morales, Jade George (Juan Lopez 77), Miguel Zapata (Raul Bustos 80), Bryan Celis (Marco Chacon 64), Irvinn Ramirez, Chance Bergen (Martin Fiemawhle 46, Diego Velazquez 73), Abe Matamoros

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.

U-16: Houston Dynamo (1-0, 1-0) vs. Lonester SC (0-1, 0-1)
September 12, 2010 –- St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin
USSF Development Academy -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:

HOU -- Giovanni Najar 1 (Bryan Salazar 1) 4
HOU -- Bradley Bourgeois 1 (Bryan Salazar 2) 59
LSC -- Nicholas Petrucelli 77

Houston Dynamo
-- Juan Navarrete, Roberto Chavira (Raffi Gregorian 52), Bradley Bourgeois, Alex Ochoa, Roberto Navarro (James Fallon 73), Bryan Salazar, Raymundo Marquez, Alan Arellano (Christian Diaz 70), Giovanni Najar (Branco Ramirez 32, Juan Carlos Salmeron 60), David Dauajare (Jorge Andrade 52), Manuel Chavez (Lorenzo Salazar 65).

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.