LA Galaxy Academy Weekly Update: Oct. 27

Hossum, Vera lead Galaxy U-15's to 2-1 win

CARSON, Calif.  – Four of the six LA Galaxy Academy teams were in action last weekend, with the U-15’s scoring a terrific 2-1 win over previously undefeated Real So Cal. The club’s U-16 and U-18 teams both had a bye week in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Fives games were played in total with the Galaxy Academy teams going 4-1-0, outscoring their opponents 14-5 in those matches.

MATCH RECAPS

LA Galaxy U-12’s 4, United FC 1                      
Sunday, October 23                 
Riding Park

Daquan Dawkins scored two goals and Owen Zaldivar and Lucas Rosales each scored once as the LA Galaxy U-12’s beat United FC, 4-1, on Sunday at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. Since the game was part of a showcase, and the result had no bearing on their SCDSL standings, the Galaxy remain in first place of their league with a 5-2-0 overall record and goal difference of plus-4.

LA Galaxy U-12’s 3, Nomads SC 1                   
Sunday, October 23                 
Riding Park

Lucas Rosales scored two goals and Tristan Trager added another as the LA Galaxy U-12 beat Nomads SC, 3-1, in the second game of their showcase on Sunday at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano.

LA Galaxy U-13’s 5, CC Blues 0                       
Saturday, October 22               
College of the Canyons

Jesus Nuñez scored two goals and Ateno Ajeakwa, Jesse Magellon and Rapha Diago each scored one goal as the LA Galaxy U-13’s shutout the Central California Blues, 5-0, on Saturday at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. Goalkeepers Allan Carrillo and Angel Viella combined to keep the clean sheet. The Galaxy U-13’s improved to 4-1-2 overall in the season. They are in fifth place, one point behind two teams that are tied for third place.

LA Galaxy U-14’s 0, Chivas USA 2                   
Saturday, October 22               
Aviation Park

The LA Galaxy U-14 lost to rival Chivas USA, 2-0, on Saturday at Aviation Park in Redondo Beach. With the loss, the Galaxy dropped to 3-1-3 and seventh place in the standings.

LA Galaxy U-15’s 2, Real So Cal 1                   
Sunday, October 23                 
Pierce College

With goals from Collin Hossum and Adrian Vera, the LA Galaxy U-15 ended Real So Cal’s undefeated season with a 2-1 win at Pierce College in Woodland Hills on Saturday. Vera scored the first goal of the game in the 25th minute. Hossum assisted on the goal. Seven minutes later, Hossum put the Galaxy up 2-0. Real So Cal scored a goal in the second half, but the Galaxy held on for the win.  Earlier in the season, Real So Cal handed the Galaxy their first loss of the year, a 2-1 loss on Oct. 9. Both teams are now tied for first place in the standings with identical 7-1-0 records.

THE WEEK AHEAD

All six Galaxy Academy teams are in action this weekend in both SCDSL and the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Game                                                                           Date                                                    

LA Galaxy U-12’s at South Bay Force                             Saturday, October 29

Game will be played at North Torrance High School in Torrance starting at 1:40 p.m.

 

LA Galaxy U-13’s at Exiles SC                                       Saturday, October 29

Game will be played at CSU Dominguez Hills in Carson starting at 3:05 p.m.

 

LA Galaxy U-14’s at Exiles SC                                       Saturday, October 29

Game will be played at CSU Dominguez Hills in Carson starting at 9:25 a.m.

 

LA Galaxy U-14’s vs. Arsenal FC                                    Sunday, October 30

Game will be played at La Sierra University in Riverside starting at 9 a.m.

 

LA Galaxy U-15’s vs. Legends FC                                  Sunday, October 30

Game will be played at Ayala Park in Chino starting at 9:35 a.m.

 

LA Galaxy U-16’s vs. Strikers FC                                    Saturday, October 29

Game will be played at The Home Depot Center in Carson starting at 12:30 p.m.

 

LA Galaxy U-18’s vs. Strikers FC                                    Saturday, October 29

Game will be played at The Home Depot Center in Carson starting at 10 a.m.

 

Times and locations for all games are correct as of Thursday. Click here for a complete schedule of games in the Southern California Developmental Soccer League (U-12 through U-15) and click here for the complete schedule of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, which includes the Galaxy Academy’s U-16 and U-18 teams.

COLLEGE PLAYERS IN THE SYSTEM

In addition to the players that currently represent the Galaxy Academy at the U-12 through U-18 level, a number of current college soccer players have spent time with the Galaxy and are eligible to be signed as Home Grown Players by the club. One of those players includes…

Player Name                 Pos.     College                        Years with the Galaxy               Hometown

Alejandro Covarrubias      D           Cerritos College            2008-2010                                     Bell, Calif.

Alejandro Covarrubias helped the Falcons beat Pasadena City College, 4-1, on Tuesday with a free kick goal in the first half. Covarrubias, a defender, has three goals on the season. The sophomore has also helped Cerritos post seven clean sheets. Cerritos College, the alma matter of U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa, is currently ranked No. 3 in the nation in the NSCAA – Div. III poll. With the win, the Falcons improved to 14-1-1 overall, 8-1-0 in the South Coast Conference.