Academy Roundup - October 27

Dynamo split Saturday matches with Colorado Rapids Academy

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Photo Credit: 
Nigel Brooks

The Houston Dynamo Academy, presented by Statoil, split their weekend matches with the Colorado Rapids Academy on Saturday at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park training grounds.

In their only match of the season against the Rapids Academy, the Dynamo U-18s fell 2-1. In a back-and-forth match, on a cold afternoon in Commerce City, the Rapids broke through in the 78th minute behind a goal from Kurt Young. Colorado doubled its lead eight minutes later, when Austin Seifert received a free kick in the Dynamo box and placed it past goalkeeper Leopoldo Castillo.

Houston pulled one back in the 90th minute, when Carlos Ibarra scored his fifth goal of the season. The Dynamo pushed for a draw, but would come up empty as the Rapids goalkeeper Andrew Epstein pulled off a world-class save on Ibarra in stoppage time to preserve the Rapids victory.

In the second match of the doubleheader, the Dynamo U-16s won for the fourth time in five matches, defeating the Rapids U-16s 2-0. Giovanni Pacheco (pictured, above) broke the deadlocked match in the 60th minute. The Dynamo striker received a 30-yard pass behind the Rapids defense from midfielder Daniel Rutter. Pacheco beat a defender and calmly placed the ball past the sprawling Rapids goalkeeper. Houston found the insurance goal in the 80th minute from Christian Lucatero. The electric midfielder picked up a ball down the left flank, beat two defenders and hammered a shot past the goalkeeper for his fourth goal of the 2012 campaign.

On Sunday, the Dynamo Pre-Academy teams swept Andromeda at the Houston Amateur Sports Park. The U-15s remained undefeated with a 3-0 victory. Andrew Canales scored twice for Houston and Mason Schuster added a third. The U-14s defeated Andromeda 3-1 with Alejandro Lezama scoring a brace and Hector Ramirez added an insurance goal. In the final match of the day, the Dynamo U-13s dominated Andromeda en route to a 6-0 victory. Abdullah Mirza led the Dynamo with two goals and Jommar Reyes, David Villegas, Andy Berrios and Marco Ortega each added a goal a piece.

The Dynamo U-16 and U-18 teams will be off for the next two weeks, and will return to action on Saturday, November 17 with home matches against Texans SC.hit the road this weekend for matches against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The U-13, U-14 and U-15 teams will host travel to Spring on Sunday for a tripleheader against Texans SC. The U-13s will kick off at 10 a.m., with the U-14s to follow at 12 noon and the U-15s to kick off at 2 p.m.

Visit HoustonDynamo.com/Academy to see the complete schedule for all Dynamo Academy and Pre-Academy teams.

U-18: Houston Dynamo (3-2-1) vs. Colorado Rapids (4-2-2)
October 27, 2012 -- Dick's Sporting Goods Park
USSF Development Academy League -- Frontier Division

Scoring Summary:
COL -- Kurt Young 78
COL -- Austin Seifer 85
HOU -- Carlos Ibarra 90

Houston Dynamo Academy -- Leopoldo Castillo; Michael Cusack (Michael Odenigwe 76), Garrett Welch, Louis Thomas, Alex Ochoa; Dener Dos Santos (Christian Diaz 66), Jorge Andrade (Raymundo Marquez 53), Jose Rodriguez, Carlos Ibarra, Martin Agrego (Jorge Contreras 53), Irvin Ramirez.

U-16: Houston Dynamo (4-1-1) vs. Colorado Rapids (5-2-0)
October 27, 2012 -- Dick's Sporting Goods Park
USSF Development Academy League -- Frontier Division

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Giovanni Pacheco 60
HOU -- Christian Lucatero 80

Houston Dynamo Academy -- Andy Rios; Juan Martinez, Sterling Noreiga, Albion Neziri, Gabriel Camera (David Brown 70); Jose Duarte (Sergio Quintanilla 65), Christian Lucatero, Daniel Rutter; Josue Palomino (Lucio Martinez 74), Elo Ozumba, Giovanni Pacheco (Julius Montano 68).

U-15: Houston Dynamo (4-0-2) vs. Andromeda (0-6-2)
October 28, 2012 -- Houston Amateur Sports Park

Texas Pre-Academy League

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Andrew Canales
HOU -- Andrew Canales
HOU -- Mason Schuster

U-14: Houston Dynamo (3-3-0) vs. Andromeda (0-8-1)
October 28, 2012 -- Houston Amateur Sports Park

Texas Pre-Academy League

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Alejandro Lezama
HOU -- Alejandro Lezama
HOU -- Hector Ramirez
AND -- goal

U-13: Houston Dynamo (3-1-1) vs. Andromeda (0-7-0)
October 28, 2012 -- Houston Amateur Sports Park
Texas Pre-Academy League

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Jommar Reyes
HOU -- Abdullah Mirza
HOU -- David Villegas
HOU -- Abdullas Mirza
HOU -- Andy Berrios
HOU -- Marco Ortega

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.