To advance from the Development Academy "Group of Death," the LA Galaxy Under-18's were going to need a massive performance from forward Justin Dhillon, and in the first game of the tournament, he delivered.
Dhillon scored a hat trick while Sebastian Velasquez added a fourth goal as the Galaxy U-18's crushed the San Jose Earthquakes U-18 side 4-1 in their first match of the tournament. The Cal Poly commit has now scored 20 goals in U-18 Development Academy games this season after scoring 17 times during the regular season. Sebastian Velasquez scored the fourth and final goal for LA.
In the other action from group eight, Dallas Texans drew the New England Revolution 1-1. A full recap of LA's match and the rest of the games can be found at Top Drawer Soccer.
The Galaxy U-18's are back in action on Tuesday night against the Texans. Their match against the club that produced the likes of Omar Gonzalez and Clint Dempsey kicks off at 7:15 p.m. PT.