GALAXY U-16’S AND U-18’S SWEEP WEEKEND SERIES: The LA Galaxy U-16 and U-18 teams each picked up a pair of wins this weekend defeating the San Diego Surf and Nomads SC on the road on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
On Saturday, the Galaxy U-16’s claimed a 2-0 win over the Surf while the U-18’s were 1-0 winners. One day later, the Galaxy U-16’s won their third straight game, defeating Nomads 4-0 while the U-18’s won 3-2 for their third straight win.
The U-18’s are now 10-4-1 in their 15 games this season, including a 3-1-1 mark in SoCal Division games. The U-16’s are 13-1-1 in all competitions this season, including a 4-1-0 record in SoCal Division games.
Both teams are back in action on Sunday, April 10 when they play their first home games since November against SoCal Division rival Arsenal FC. The U-18’s game kicks off at 1 p.m., while the U-16’s will play at 3:30 p.m. Both games will be played on Field #5 at The Home Depot Center and admission to the games is free.
GALAXY ACADEMY PARTNERS WITH SOUTH BAY FORCE: Early last week, the LA Galaxy Youth Academy formed a strategic partnership with Redondo Beach-based club, South Bay Force. Through this partnership, which is one of many that the Academy hopes to form with clubs throughout the region, the two clubs will share coaching resources and staff, and develop a common curriculum and methodology for training and developing young players while top players from South Bay Force will be able to move onto the Galaxy’s Academy teams.
The clubs will also share administrative resources for player registration, league participation, field inventory, and special events. They will also partner in developing regional training centers and creating community training opportunities for players throughout the region.