U15 Academy Team
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.
This weekend we had another action packed Saturday as all academy teams except the U19’s were in action. The younger age groups (U12 - U14) took on Santa Rosa United in string of home games at Cabrillo College. The older age groups (U15 and U17) played their games away from home against Ballistic United at Patelco Sports Complex at Bernal Community Park. With the weather rainy and cold at both venues it set the stage for an interesting day of games.
The youngest teams began the day at Cabrillo college as both U12 teams competed in tough games. The 2007 U12 team kicked off at 10:00am and battled their way to draw as they were denied several time by Santa Rosa’s goalkeeper. The 2008 U12 team followed them directly after with an 11:30am kick off that saw them come away with a well earned win. At 1:00pm the U13’s played and earned themselves a very convincing 2-0 win , keeping a clean sheet in the process as well. The final home game of the day was the U14’s who won as well with a 4-1 final scoreline. Away from home , the U17’s played first with a 3:00pm kick off. The boys shared the points as the game anded in a 2-2 draw. The final game of the day played by the U15’s who enjoyed a comfortable 3-1 win away from home.
With four wins and two ties your Breakers FC enjoyed an undefeated weekend. Next weekend , all ages U12 - U19 will take on Sacramento Republic on Saturday , February 16th away from home. Stay tuned and follow us on social media for more news to come.