This past week your Breakers FC were on the road for two big events. First it was the 2018 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase where your Breakers FC U19 and U17/16 academy teams each played three games in four days. The second event of the week was the 2018 USL Winter Summit. All USL affiliated clubs were in attendance from the USL Championship division down to the USL 2 League where your Breakers FC will be competing this summer.
For the U19 and U17/16 academy teams the showcase is a fun and exciting time. They are given a chance to each play three new academy teams from across the country they normally would not be able to. The U19’s began their showcase first , playing the Carolina Rapids , where they lost a hard fought game 3-2. The U 17’s kicked off their winter showcase against Richmond United where they fell short to a 0-2 scoreline. However the U17’s bounced back strongly the following day in what turned out to be our game of the week. In this featured game, your Breakers FC earned a 1-1 draw against a very talented Saint Louis FC. Your goal scorers for the weekend were Hugo Vargas , Julian Contreras , Omar Sandoval , Ryan Gomez , and Michael Redko. Overall both academy teams were able to learn a lot in the three games, not only on the field, but off the field as they continue to grow as teams.
From December 3rd to December 5th the Executives and Directors of the Breakers FC attended the 2018 USL Winter Summit. The annual event gives all official members of the USL an amazing opportunity to all congregate in one place to share knowledge and ideas on how to build each others teams and the league as a whole. With many special guests , keynote speakers , and specific department session tracks it was a very exciting event. As proud member os the USL family , the endless amount of networking allowed us to take away many new ideas , preparing us for the upcoming USL 2 season.
Next up for your Breakers FC is a full set of U.S. Soccer Development Academy games on December 15th away at the San Jose Earthquakes . The games will be taking place at Evergreen Valley Junior College where the U14’s will kick off the day at 11:00am and the U19’s finishing off the day with a 6:00pm kick off time.