U13 Academy at the Development Academy Winter Showcase
Breakers FC 3/9 - 3/10 Report
This past weekend your Breakers FC academies had 12 total games over a two day span facing the likes of the Vancouver Whitecaps , Crossfire Premiere, Marin FC , and EBU Bay Oaks. With our home field , Cabrillo College , undergoing renovation we were lucky enough to call Santa Clara University and Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center our home on Saturday as well as Aptos High School on Sunday. Our Saturday fixtures saw the U15 , U16/17 , and U18/19 academy teams play the MLS academy Vancouver Whitecaps while our U12 , U13 , and U14 teams faced Marin FC. On Sunday , we played Crossfire Premier who travelled down from Washington as well as the U12’s playing against EBU Bay Oaks.
Starting off on Saturday were the younger groups who enjoyed a lot of success this weekend. Both U12 age groups competed very hard and ended up splitting the games with one win and one loss. The U13’s played a very tough Marin FC team which saw both sides enjoy a lot of chances to finish the game which ended up as a 1 - 1 draw. In the final match of the day in Gilroy our U14’s enjoyed a comfortable and convincing 4 - 0 victory playing some very good soccer. In Santa Clara , the tough test of a top MLS academy seemed to be just a little too much as the Vancouver Whitecaps came out on top of all three competitive games. On Sunday , it was heartbreak against Crossfire Premiere as two games were lost by one goal, including a goal in the dying minutes of the U17’s game which saw them fall by a scoreline of 1 - 0. With a weekend filled with tough competitive games it gives us a lot to build on and look forward to next time we get the chance to compete against both academies.
This coming weekend we have a full schedule Saturday , March 16th against Silicon Valley Soccer Club. The games will be held at Woodside High school. If you will be in the area please come out and support , here is the schedule:
U 16/17 3:00PM
This weekend our 2003 age group competed in the LV Generation Adidas Mayors Cup . In the group stages they won all three games . Scoring 10 goals and only conceding 2 gave them the #1 seed for the playoffs. They won their Quarterfinal game 1 - 0 against Heat FC 03 ECNL. In the Semifinals they won 5 - 0 against Heat FC 03 AS scoring all five goals in the second half. In the final of their Generation Adidas bracket , they faced a very tough and strong opponent in St. Croix Sporting. The team competed very well but ended up losing 1 - 0.
As the tournament went on your 03s gained many followers thanks to their beautiful style of soccer. Head Coach Simon Tobin had this to say after the tournament “The U16 team completed the Mayors Cup in Las Vegas losing in the Championship game. The champions of the U16 Generation Adidas group are invited to stay and train at Real Madrid for ten days. It was hugely disappointing to miss out on such a prestigious prize however the team won five games before losing a tight final 1-0. I was very proud of their results and their overall play. I feel we were playing the best soccer of all the teams and received some nice compliments from opposing coaches. The boys can be very proud of their achievement in very difficult weather conditions’.” We look forward for the upcoming Spring NPL season and watching the team grow.
This weekend your Breakers FC had another full schedule of academy games as the U15 , U17, and U19 academy teams took on Sacramento Republic away from home at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. The U12’s were also away from home as they took on SF Elite in San Francisco. With Sacramento Republic sitting in playoff positions in each age group these games set up for yet another very competitive day.
In Sacramento the day got started with the U15’s as they kicked off at 11:00am. The game was a very close contest for the majority of the time. The Breakers were trailing only by one goal until late in the game when a couple late goals were conceded ending in a 3 - 0 defeat. In the second game of the day the U17’s kicked off at 12:30pm which turned out to be quite some game. The boys competed very well for all ninety minutes showing great character and defensive discipline . Tony Hueso scored the lone goal in the first half assisted by Connor Dawson. In the second half Michael Redko and Paxton Hall had two clear opportunities to score again. Late in the game Mason Escalante came up big with two huge saves to keep the clean sheet and the hard fought 1-0 win. The final game of the day in Sacramento was the U19’s who kicked off at 3:00pm. Another strong showing by the team as they competed all game but ended up conceding in the minute of the game to in a heartbreaking 1 - 0 loss. In San Francisco both U12 teams came away with points giving them an undefeated weekend once again.
Next set of games will take place on March 2nd as your Breakers FC take on De Anza Force Academy at Cabrillo College.