CARSON, Calif.— Adonis Amaya, Jorge Ruiz and Hanif Wright all found the back of the net multiple times this past weekend for the LA Galaxy Academy.
Amaya, the 16-year-old Galaxy Academy U-18 forward, followed up last week’s four goal performance against San Diego Surf with a brace against Strikers FC in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Anteater Stadium on the campus of University of California, Irvine. Amaya, who is in his first season with the Galaxy Academy, currently leads the U-18’s in scoring with a team-high seven goals through five games.
Ruiz, 15, scored two goals in two games for the Galaxy U-16’s this weekend. The first was an equalizer in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Striker FC while the second one was the game-winner in Sunday’s 2-1 over Real Salt Lake-Arizona. Ruiz who spent most of last season in U.S. Soccer’s U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., is off to a great start with the Galaxy Academy this season as he currently lead’s the U-16’s with five goals in five games.
Wright, 14, scored three of the Galaxy U-14’s five goals in Saturday’s 5-1 win over the Strikers FC U-14’s at Anteater Stadium on the campus of University of California, Irvine. He now has four goals through four games this season. Wright is the younger brother of Galaxy Academy U-16 forward Haji Wright, who is taking part in U.S. Soccer’s U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. The younger Wright was not the only sibling to score a hat trick last week as the elder Wright also scored three goals for the U.S. U-17 in an international friendly against Spanish-side Rayo Vallecano’s U-17 team.