Academy Roundup - May 14-May 15

16s extend unbeaten streak to 7; 18s break 4-game losing streak

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Photo Credit: 
Jonathan Kaplan / HoustonDynamo.com

The Houston Dynamo U-16s (9-5-1) continued their push for one of the two automatic playoff berths from the Texas Division with a 2-1 win over Solar SC and a 0-0 draw against the Dallas Texans last weekend in Dallas, TX. With only one division game left in their season, the U-16s are tied with Texas Rush for first in the division with 28 points, but the Rush have one game in hand on Houston and both Solar and the Dallas Texans have four games in hand. The Dynamo U-18s (3-9-3) snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday, defeating Solar SC 1-0, but fell to Dallas Texans on Sunday 2-0. 

Riding a four-game losing streak and an eight-game winless streak, the U-18s once again played without four starters who traveled to Sandy, Utah, for the Dynamo Reserves match against Real Salt Lake. Dynamo goalkeeper Pedro Gutierrez Mora gave his squad a boost in the ninth minute, when he dove to the right to stop an early Solar penalty kick. Minutes later, Gutierrez Mora collected a ball off a corner kick and found forward Nono in open space. Nono brought the ball down, dribbled into the box and found a streaking Abe Matamoros, who fired home a left-footed strike to give the Dynamo the lead. The goal proved enough for Houston, as a stout defense held off a late Solar attack en route to a 1-0 victory for the visitors. On Sunday, the U-18s succumbed to a second-minute goal and could not recover, falling 2-0 to the Dallas Texans.

The U-16s continue to impress over the weekend, coming back from a 1-0 deficit on Saturday to defeat Solar. Forward Lorenzo Salazar entered the game in the 46th minute and made an immediate impact, scoring his sixth goal of the season less than three minutes later. Salazar tallied his second goal of the match in the 63rd minute to double the Dynamo lead and secure the victory. On Sunday, the squad faced a Dallas Texans squad desperate for points and was unable to come away with a goal as the game ended scoreless. The draw extended Houston's unbeaten streak to seven games.

Both squads will play a non-conference match this Sunday against Indiana United at the Houston Amateur Sports Park. The U-18s kick off at 10 a.m., with the U-16s to follow at 12:30 p.m.

U-18: Houston Dynamo Academy 1, Solar SC 0
May 14, 2011 -- Texas Women's University, Dallas, TX
USSF Development Academy League -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Abe Matamoros (Nono) 17

Houston Dynamo Academy -- Pedro Gutierrez Mora, C.J. Sutherland (Siegfried Casar 77), Alan Hernandez, Erick Tello, Leo Ayala, Abe Matamoros (Marco Chacon 83), Irvinn Ramirez (Rogelio Anguiano 66), Hector Ramirez (Mario Diaz 53), Juan Lopez (Josue Morales 46), Nono, Diego Velazquez.

All statistics contained in this boxscore
are unofficial

U-16: Houston Dynamo Academy 2, Solar SC 1
May 14, 2011 -- Texas Women's University, Dallas, TX
USSF Development Academy League -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:
SOL -- Samuel Hayward 9
HOU -- Lorenzo Salazar 49
HOU -- Lorenzo Salazar 63

Houston Dynamo Academy -- Juan Navarrete, Matt Alarcon (Nelson Castro 76), Bradley Bourgeois, Christian Diaz (Jimmy Fallon 53), Alex Ochoa, Bryan Salazar (Gabriel Moreno 53), Jorge Andrade, Raymundo Marquez (Christian Manisck 60), Alan Arellano (David Dauujare 78), Branco Ramirez (Luis Mendoza 65), Manuel Chavez (Lorenzo Salazar 46).

All statistics contained in this boxscore
are unofficial
 


U-18: Dallas Texans 2, Houston Dynamo Academy 0
May 15, 2011 -- University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
USSF Development Academy League -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:
DAL -- Kingsley Bryce 2
DAL -- Clint Ritter 77

Houston Dynamo Academy -- Pedro Gutierrez Mora, C.J. Sutherland (Siegfried Casar 77), Alan Hernandez, Erick Tello, Leo Ayala, Abe Matamoros, Marco Chacon (Juan Ramirez 46), Juan Lopez (Josue Morales 46), Irvinn Ramirez (Hector Ramirez 63), Nono (Rogelio Anguiano 76), Diego Velazquez (Mario Diaz 56).

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial


U-16: Dallas Texans 0, Houston Dynamo Academy 0
May 15, 2011 -- University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
USSF Development Academy League -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:


Houston Dynamo Academy -- Juan Navarrete, Matt Alarcon (Nelson Castro 69), Luiz Mendoza, Christian Diaz, Alex Ochoa, Christian Manisck (Branco Ramirez 51), Jimmy Fallon (Bryan Salazar 40, David Dauajare 80), Raymundo Marquez, Jorge Andrade, Alan Arellano (Manuel Chavez 68), Lorenzo Salazar (Gabriel Moreno 74).

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial