Dynamo U-16s regain form, defeat Colorado Rush 2-0

Pacheco, Lucatero score goals to lead U-16s to victory; 18s fall 2-1

The Houston Dynamo Academy, presented by Statoil, hosted the Colorado Rush last weekend at the Houston Amateur Sports Park. The Dynamo split the weekend series against Colorado, with the Dynamo U-18s falling 2-1 and the Dynamo U-16s winning 2-0.

After a dramatic 3-2 win on May 4 against Real Colorado, the Dynamo U-18s jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Saturday against the Colorado Rush. Martin Agredo put the Dynamo on the board in the 29th minute with his fourth goal of the season. The Dynamo were unable to hold the lead, however, as Isaiah Madrid tied the match for the Rush minutes before halftime and Spencer Goldstein scored the game-winner in the 77th minute.

The Dynamo U-16s got back to their winning ways after losing on May 4 to the Colorado Rapids. Houston got on the board early with a fourth-minute goal from Giovanni Pacheco. The Dynamo sealed the match minutes after halftime when Christian Lucatero connected for his 12th goal of the season.

After a congested schedule, both teams will have two-and-a-half weeks off before their regular season finales on June 1 against FC Dallas at FC Dallas Sports Park.

PLAYOFF UPDATE

Despite the loss, the Dynamo U-18s have mathematically clinched a spot in the USSDA playoffs. The team currently sits in the third overall wildcard spot with 49 points and a 1.88 points per game.

The Dynamo U-16s remained in the hunt for a division title with their win last weekend. The squad improved their record to 18-4-4 and currently sits on 58 points with a 2.23 points per game. FC Dallas is in first place with a 2.33 ppg and Solar Chelsea is in second place with 2.29 ppg.

PRE-ACADEMY UPDATE

In Pre-Academy action, the Dynamo U-13s and U-14s lost to Solar Chelsea 3-1 and 3-2, respectively and the Dynamo U-15s defeated Solar 2-0. The U-15s are currently tied with FC Dallas for first in the division, but Dallas has a game in hand on Houston. The race for the division title could come down to the regular season finale between the two teams on Sunday, June 2.

U-18: Houston Dynamo (14-5-7) vs Colorado Rush (11-11-3)
May 11, 2013 -- Houston Amateur Sports Park
USSF Development Academy League

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Martin Agredo 29
RUSH -- Isaiah Madrid 44 
RUSH-- Spencer Goldstein 77

U-16: Houston Dynamo (18-4-4) vs Colorado Rush (6-11-8)
May 11, 2013 -- Houston Amateur Sports Park
USSF Development Academy League

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Giovanni Pacheco 4
HOU -- Christian Lucatero 43

U-15: Houston Dynamo (14-2-5) vs. Solar Chelsea (10-8-3)
May 12, 2013
Texas Pre-Academy Leage

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Edwin Gomez
HOU -- Wilmer Barron

U-14: Houston Dynamo (12-9-0) vs. Solar Chelsea (14-3-4)
May 12, 2013
Texas Pre-Academy League

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Alejandro Lezama
HOU -- Omar Pacheco
SOL -- goal
SOL -- goal
SOL -- goal

U-13: Houston Dynamo (9-5-7) vs. Solar Chelsea (13-3-5)
May 12, 2013
Texas Pre-Academy League

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- JP Nava
SOL -- goal
SOL -- goal
SOL -- goal

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.