Academy Roundup - October 4

Dynamo 16s lose, 18s draw against Texans Soccer Club

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Photo Credit: 
Courtesy Jim Fallon

Both Houston Dynamo Academy squads were in action at the Carl Lewis Track & Field Complex Sunday afternoon against Texans SC, with the U-16s falling 2-0 and the U-18s coming from behind to earn a 1-1 draw.

In an evenly matched game between the Dynamo U-18s (0-2-1) and a Texans squad with several former Dynamo players, Houston managed to pull out a draw on a late goal by forward Chance Bergen. Early in the match, neither team was able to muster much offense. Texans SC opened their scoring account in the 61st minute when Christian Duarte slotted the ball past a diving Graham Wheeler (Katy Taylor) to put the Texans up 1-0. Houston continued to press over the final 20 minutes and finally broke through in the 88th minute when Bergen received a cross from Martin Castillo (Pasadena Sam Rayburn), controlled it at the edge of the six-yard box, and fired it past the Texans goalkeeper.

In the second match of the day, the U-16s (1-2) dominated the run of play but could not find the back of the net against a stout Texans defense. The Texans got on the scoreboard in the 37th minute when a shot hit off a Dynamo defender and deflected away from goalkeeper Juan Navarrete (Katy Cinco Ranch). Although the Dynamo were the more dominant team on Sunday, recording eight shots and controlling possession for most of the match, they had difficulty scoring against TSC. In the 76th minute, however, Navarrete misplayed Christian Vazquez's corner kick, and Isaiah Nji was there to finish the loose ball to give the Texans a 2-0 lead they would not relinquish.

Both Dynamo Academy teams return to action next week with a trip to Frisco to take on FC Dallas. The U-18s kick off at 2 p.m., with the U-16s to follow at 4 p.m.

U-18: Houston Dynamo Academy vs. Texans Soccer Club
October 03, 2010 -- Carl Lewis Track & Field Complex
USSF Development Academy -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:
TSC -- Christian Duarte (unassisted) 61
HOU -- Chance Bergen 1 (Martin Castillo 1) 88

Dynamo Academy -- Graham Wheeler, Juan Lopez (Siegfried Casar 82), Alan Hernandez, Erik Tello, Leo Ayala, Abe Matamoros (Josue Moralez 69), Miguel Zapata, Sebastian Karpen (Bryan Celis 65), Mario Diaz (Martin Castillo 54), Irvinn Ramirez (Diego Velazquez 89), Chance Bergen.

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

U-16: Houston Dynamo Academy vs. Texans Soccer Club
October 03, 2010 -- Carl Lewis Track & Field Complex
USSF Development Academy -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:
TSC -- Own goal 37
TSC -- Isaiah Nji 76 

Dynamo Academy -- Juan Navarrete, Roberto Chavira (Luis Mendoza 40), Bradley Bourgeois, Alex Ochoa, Roberto Navarro (David Dauajara 65), Raymundo Marquez (Aaron Arguelles 40), Bryan Salazar (Lorenzo Salazar 54), Jorge Andrade (Giovanni Najar 29, Nelson Castro 51), Alan Arellano (Christian Diaz 40), Branco Ramirez, Manuel Chavez.

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial