Academy Roundup - November 13/14

Academy squads brave the cold to finish trip 2-1-1

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo Academy braved the elements on the road this past weekend and came away with a 2-1-1 record against the Colorado Rush and Colorado Rapids in USSF Developmental Academy play. The U-18s tied the Rush on Saturday 1-1 before falling to the Rapids on Sunday 1-0. The U-16s defeated the Rush 2-0 on Saturday and the Rapids 1-0 on Sunday.

In the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, the Dynamo 18s (2-4-3) dominated play but were unable to finish past the Rush goalkeeper. After a scoreless first half, Chance Bergen put the Dynamo on the board in the 64th minute off a long ball from goalkeeper Graham Wheeler (Katy Taylor). After catching a free kick on his goal line, Wheeler saw Bergen streaking up the field and sent the ball in his direction. Bergen calmly collected the ball, beat a Rush defender, and slotted the ball home to give the Dynamo a 1-0 lead. Although Houston dominated possession, Colorado converted its lone goal-scoring opportunity in the 75th minute to earn a 1-1 draw.

On Sunday, the Dynamo 18s succumbed to the 20-degree temperatures in a losing effort to the Rapids 18s. The game's lone goal came in the 82nd minute, when Rapids forward James Rogers intercepted a pass from Dynamo defender Sebastian Karpen. With Karpen on his heels, Rogers sprinted toward the goal and fired a shot that deflected off Karpen and went past a sprawling Wheeler.

The Dynamo U-16s (5-4) controlled their game against the Colorado Rush on Saturday, dominating an overmatched Rush squad en route to a 2-0 victory. Rush goalkeeper Timothy Tribbett fouled Dynamo forward Lorenzo Salazar (Houston Austin) in the 55th minute, setting up a Branco Ramirez penalty kick which gave the Dynamo a 1-0 lead. Salazar continued his run of good form, picking up a loose ball in the 78th minute, beating multiple Rush defenders and firing a rocket past Tribbett to seal the game for Houston.

In Sunday's matchup of MLS academy clubs, Dynamo U-16s goalkeeper Juan Navarrete (Katy Cinco Ranch) and his backline held strong, pacing the team to its third clean sheet of the season. The lone goal of the match came in the 68th minute. Ramirez played a through ball to Salazar, who took one touch, turned toward the goal, and beat the Rapids' goalkeeper.

Both Dynamo Academy squads return to the Carl Lewis Track & Field Complex on Saturday for non-conference matches against Internationals (Cleveland, OH). The U-18s kick off Saturday at 4 p.m., with the U-16s to follow at 6 p.m.

U-18: Houston Dynamo 1, Colorado Rush 1
November 13, 2010 -- Colorado Christian University, Colorado Springs CO
USSF Development Academy

Scoring Summary: 
HOU -- Chance Bergen 4 (Graham Wheeler 1) 64
COL -- Jonathan Sawyer 75 

Dynamo Academy -- Graham Wheeler, C.J. Sutherland (Marco Chacon 78), Alan Hernandez, Erick Tello, Leo Ayala, Josue Morales, Sebastian Karpen (Irvinn Ramirez 57), Miguel Zapata, Bryan Celis, Jade George (Martin Castillo 62), Chance Bergen (Diego Velazquez 82).

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

U-16: Houston Dynamo 2, Colorado Rush 0
November 13, 2010 -- Colorado Christian University, Colorado Springs CO
USSF Development Academy

Scoring Summary: 
HOU -- Branco Ramirez 3 (penalty kick) 55
HOU -- Lorenzo Salazar 2 (unassisted) 78

Dynamo Academy -- Juan Navarrete, Nelson Castro (Raffi Gregorian 60), Bradley Bourgeois, Roberto Navarro, Alex Ochoa, Christian Camera (Gabriel Moreno 41), Jorge Andrade (Christian Diaz 41), Raymundo Marquez, Branco Ramirez, Bryan Salazar (Lorenzo Salazar 41), Alan Arellano. 

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

U-18: Houston Dynamo 0, Colorado Rapids 1
November 14, 2010 -- Dicks Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO
USSF Development Academy

Scoring Summary: 
COL -- James Rogers (unassisted) 82

Dynamo Academy -- Graham Wheeler, C.J. Sutherland (Sebastian Karpen 72), Alan Hernandez, Erick Tello, Leo Ayala, Josue Morales, Irvinn Ramirez (Jade George 60), Bryan Celis (Miguel Zapata 46), Marco Chacon, Martin Castillo, Diego Velazquez (Chance Bergen 46).

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

U-16: Houston Dynamo 1, Colorado Rapids 0
November 14, 2010 -- Dicks Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO
USSF Development Academy

Scoring Summary: 
HOU -- Lorenzo Salazar 3 (Branco Ramirez 2) 68

Dynamo Academy -- Juan Navarrete, Raffi Gregorian (Nelson Castro 41), Bradley Bourgeois, Roberto Navarro, Alex Ochoa, Christian Diaz (Jorge Andrade 41) Raymundo Marquez, Branco Ramirez, Christian Camera, Gabriel Moreno (Lorenzo Salazar 41), Alen Arellano.

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial