Both Galaxy Academy teams keep clean sheets in wins over South Carolina United FC

McBean hat trick leads U-16’s; early goals pace U-18’s in wins

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The LA
Galaxy Youth Academy teams claimed a pair of wins over South Carolina United FC
on Monday at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase in Phoenix. Playing with
their full complement of players for the first time at the Showcase, both
Galaxy teams cruised to victories, with the U-16’s winning 5-0 and the U-18’s
winning 3-0.

Two days
after scoring for his Showcase Select team, Jack McBean was the star for the
Galaxy U-16’s, scoring three times in the opening 35 minutes as his team
improved to 9-0-1 on the season and 2-0-0 at the Showcase. Grady Howe and Sean
Dhillon added goals on either side of halftime for LA as they recorded their
biggest win of the season.

McBean put
his team in front after just three minutes and then doubled the Galaxy lead in
the 29th minute. Howe struck for his first goal of the year in the
33rd minute before McBean completed his hat trick just two minutes
later.

Dhillon,
whose brother Justin represented the Galaxy in the Showcase Select game on
Saturday, rounded out the scoring in the 49th minute with his fifth
goal of the season, leaving him tied for second place on the club.

Josh
McNeely played the first half in goal for LA and was replaced by Grayson
Cornwall for the second half, with the pair combining to keep their sixth
shutout of the season and third in the last four games.

Complete
statistics from this game can be found here.

Earlier in
the day, the Galaxy U-18’s claimed their first win of the Showcase and their
fifth win in their last six games, knocking off South Carolina United FC 3-0.
After allowing two goals in the opening 11 minutes of their game against
Andromeda on Saturday, the Galaxy started much better on Monday afternoon as
midfielder Nati Schnitman scored his first goal of the season in the 9th
minute, giving LA a 1-0 advantage.

Dyllan
Stevens doubled the Galaxy lead seven minutes later with his first goal.

Halftime
substitute Neil Ignacio who, like Schnitman and Stevens, played for the Galaxy
U-16’s last season, rounded out the scoring in the 74th minute. That
goal was Ignacio’s fourth of the season, moving him into a tie for the team
lead in goals along with Juan Gutierrez.

Vince
Paldino, making his first appearance at the Showcase, kept a clean sheet for
the Galaxy, who are now 6-3-1 on the season.

For
complete statistics for this game, click
here
.

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by adidas---

 

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