U13 Academy at the Development Academy Winter Showcase
Today marks the first full day of USSDA soccer games for your Santa Cruz Breakers FC 2019/202 season. With over a month of preparation in training all of the boys were excited to get their seasons under way. The three oldest age groups faced Silicon Valley as the youngest took on Placer United. The order of the games for today went :
The U15’s started the day off with a high tempo game. After absorbing some early pressure your Breakers grew into the game and ended up creating the best chance of the first half forcing a fantastic save from the goalkeeper. In the second half fortune was not so good as the Breakers fell behind to a couple late goals at the end of a hard fought contest.
The U17’s battled in an end to end encounter. After falling behind in the first half they started strong in the second half and leveled it through a swift counter attack. Towards the end of the second half they fell behind and thats how the game ended. Missed chances riddle another strong performance.
The U19’s also took place in a back and forth game that saw them share the spoils. One goal in each half along with a penalty kick save from the Breakers goalkeeper helped them earn a point.
The final two games of the day were the U13’s and U14’s. The U13’s were able to battle for a point against a very strong Placer team. The U14’s fell behind to two early goals in a thrilling game. After pulling one back in the first half the team went on to score four more in the second half and win the game in a convincing comeback. A great way to end an exciting day of games.
Next Saturday the oldest teams take on Arsenal FC and the younger age groups take on Mustang. Both sets of games are away from home.
This weekend your Breakers FC USL 2 side looked to put the first three games in the past and they did exactly that. With two more games this weekend they went undefeated , collecting four very valuable points. With an influx of players added to the team this week the squad was looking much deeper and stronger after a rough start to the season. Friday night the Breakers traveled to San Francisco to take on the SF Glens and on Sunday they hosted the San Diego Zest for an early afternoon kick off. Searching for their first points of the season it was a big weekend for the team.
Friday night the stage was set at historic Boxer Stadium in San Francisco as both the Glens and Breakers looked for their first wins of the 2019 season. After falling behind in the first half the Breakers fought back to earn a well deserved point on the road against a strong Glens side. Sunday’s home match was played at a different venue than normal , Aptos High School , as our 2019 home venue Santa Cruz High School was not available. However this did not phase the team, as they picked up their first win of the season with a dominant performance. Once again though your Breakers fell behind to an early goal against the run of play. Trailing by one at the half it was not an uncommon occurrence for your Breakers to come from behind and that they did. Three second half goals , two of which were from Man of the Match Walmer Martinez , were enough to see them earn their first win of the season.
This upcoming weekend your Breakers play host both Friday night and Sunday afternoon as the welcome FC Golden State Friday and Orange County Sunday. See you there!
Friday vs FC Golden State : 7:00pm at Santa Cruz High School
Sunday vs Orang County : 1:00pm at Santa Cruz High School