Academy Roundup - April 18

U-16s post only Houston win, improve to 2-0

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Courtesy of Mark Martin

Dynamo Academy teams went 1-2-1 on the second day of the Dallas Cup Monday, highlighted by the U-16 squad improving to 2-0 in the tournament with a 2-1 win in a rematch of last year's U-16 championship game. All four Houston teams will conclude group play on Wednesday.

The Dynamo U-19s faced Eintracht Frankfurt, which had opened the tournament with a 4-0 win over Alajuelense on Sunday. Although shots on goal for the game were even at 7-7, Eintracht was more clinical in front of goal and came away with a 3-0 win, dropping Houston to 0-2. Eintracht scored in just the third minute, but Houston rebounded to control the half and had a chance to tie the game when Miguel Zapata crossed for Abé Matamoros, but the Dynamo captain was denied in the penalty area. Eintracht then made it 2-0 shortly before halftime and added a third goal in the second half. Goalkeeper Pedro Gutierrez Mora made four saves for the Dynamo, who will face Alajuelense on Wednesday.

At the U-16 level, defending champion Houston improved to 2-0 with a come-from-behind win over California's Santa Clara Sporting, the club that the Dynamo beat in last year's final. In this year's game, Sporting controlled the first half and led 1-0 at the break. The Dynamo, however, responded with an inspired second-half performance and two great goals from Lorenzo Salazar, one set up by Alex Ochoa, to earn the win by the same 2-1 margin as in last year's final. At 2-0, Houston will conclude group play against Alberta on Wednesday.

In the U-15 age group, the Dynamo fell to 1-1 after a 4-1 loss to FC Dallas Premier. Trailing 1-0 just before halftime, the Dynamo conceded a second goal in first-half stoppage time and lost momentum going into the break. The Dynamo U-15s, however, could not have started the second half
any better. Just three minutes into the second half, Irvin Ramirez was able to
break free from the FC Dallas defense and score on a well-placed shot to
bring the Dynamo within a goal. Houston was unable to muster another
goal, as FC Dallas went on to a 4-1 win. Houston will face Alberta on Wednesday and still stand a chance of advancing, depending on the match's result and goal differential.

The Dynamo South Texas Academy earned its first point of the tournament with a 2-2 tie against Canadian club Ajax Gunners but is 0-1-1 in the regular U-19 bracket. The DSTA will conclude the tournament against the DFW Tornadoes on Wednesday.

-- With reports from David Redd and Luis Chavez

Dynamo Academy U-19 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)
April 18, 2011 -- Pizza Hut Park Field 7, Frisco TX
Dallas Cup -- Super Group, Bracket D

Scoring Summary:
FRA -- 3
FRA -- 43
FRA -- 71

Dynamo Academy U-19
-- Pedro Gutierrez Mora, J. Christian Gonzalez, Brandon Martin, Erick
Tello, Uche Uzo (Leo Ayala 46), Irvinn Ramirez (Josue Morales 72), Bryan Celis (Juan Lopez 70), Miguel Zapata (Mario Diaz 80), Abé Matamoros,
Chance Bergen (Alan Hernandez 86), Nono (Diego Velazquez 46).
Substitutes Not Used: Adam Masa.

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

Dynamo Academy U-16 vs. Santa Clara Sporting (CA)
April 18, 2011 -- Richland College Field 7, Dallas TX
Dallas Cup -- Bracket D

Scoring Summary:
SCS
HOU -- Lorenzo Salazar (Alex Ochoa)
HOU -- Lorenzo Salazar

Dynamo Academy U-16 -- Juan Navarrete, Matthew Alarcon, Alex Ochoa, Nelson Castro, David Dauajare, Rojas, Christian Manisck, Christian Diaz, Branco Ramirez, Bryan Salazar, Lorenzo Salazar.

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

Dynamo Academy U-15 vs. FC Dallas Premier (TX)
April 18, 2011 -- Pizzza Hut Park Field 14, Frisco TX
Dallas Cup -- Bracket F

Scoring Summary:
FCD -- 12
FCD -- 40+
HOU -- Irvin Ramirez 43
FCD -- 58
FCD -- 80+

Dynamo Academy U-15 --Johan Welch, Michael Cusack (Louis Thomas 69, Sterling Noreiga 76), Luis Esquivel, Scott Brown, Garrett Welch, Matthew Dorsey (Shareef El-Saadi 30), Jose Rodriguez (Christian Lucatero 50), Harrison Heath, Giovani Lewis (Louis Thomas 50), Irvin Ramirez, Josue Palomino (Denzel Ward 30).

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial