CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013) – The LA Galaxy Academy Under-16’s scored three goals in the final 13 minutes of their game against Pateadores Saturday to remain unbeaten in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy season with a 3-3 draw at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. The equalizing goal was scored by forward Jorge Ruiz (pictured above) in the dying moments of the game in the 80th minutes.
After falling behind 3-0 late in the second half, the Galaxy (4-0-3 overall, 15 pts.) scored three unanswered goals to record their third draw of the season and extend their unbeaten streak to seven games.
In the first half, Cesar Murillo for the Pateadores (0-2-1 overall, 1 pt.) had his way with the Galaxy. First scoring in the 14th minute and then again the 32nd minute to give his team a 2-0 lead. Murillo was not done, however. In the second half, he gave the Pateadores a 3-0 lead in the 66th minute when he completed his hat-trick.
But it only took a minute for the Galaxy to respond as Dylan Smith got one back in the 67th minute. Seven minutes later, Smith cut the deficit to one when he scored his second goal of the game and third of the season in 74th minute.
With six minutes left in the game, the Galaxy pushed up in search of the equalizer. In the final minute of the game, Ruiz leveled the score at 3-3 with his team-leading seventh goal in seven games.
With the result, the Galaxy remain unbeaten in the season, one of only seven unbeaten teams left in the Development Academy. The Galaxy Academy U-16’s will look to extend their streak this weekend when the club travels to Riverside Community College to take on Arsenal FC Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
GALAXY ACADEMY U-18’s GAME RESCHEDULED FOR JAN. 19: The LA Galaxy Academy Under-18’s U.S. Soccer Development Academy game against Pateadores originally scheduled for last week was rescheduled for January 19. In its place, the squad took part in a showcase game against the Pateadores’ U-19’s and won 3-0. Forwards Aaron Lombardi and midfielder Ryo Fuji scored goals for the Galaxy, who also benefitted from an own goal from Pateadores, while goalkeeper Cesar Jerez was in between the sticks for the shutout. This weekend, the Galaxy Academy U-18’s travel to Riverside Community College to take on Arsenal FC Saturday at 10 a.m.
GALAXY ACADEMY U-14’s LOSE TO PATEADORES 2-0: The LA Galaxy Academy Under-14’s suffered their first loss of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy season Saturday when it dropped a 2-0 result on the road to Pateadores at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Roberto Juarez put the Galaxy in a 1-0 deficit in the 14th minute with his seventh goal of the season. In the 23rd minute, Jose Macias doubled the Pateadores lead with his fourth goal of the season. The Galaxy Academy U-14’s will look to bounce back this weekend when the club travels to Riverside Community College to take on Arsenal FC Saturday at 3 p.m.
U-16 B’S PICK UP HARD FOUGHT POINT: The LA Galaxy Academy U-16 B’s earned a point at home on Sunday following a 1-1 draw with FC Los Angeles Black in Southern California Developmental Soccer League action at Mira Costa High School Stadium. Kevin Diaz netted the lone Galaxy Academy U-16 B goal for his third score of the season. The draw brought the Andrew Boyens-coached side to seven points in the league with a 2-3-1 record. This weekend, the team has a chance to snag six massive points and continue climbing the SCDSL table when the Galaxy Academy U-16 B’s visit two struggling academy clubs. This Saturday, Nov. 2, the team heads to Rancho Santa Fe Sports Field at 11:15 a.m. to take on a RSF Attack Academy side that has lost their last three straight games and has been outscored 10-2. On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Galaxy Academy U-16 B’s travel to a winless Pateadores team at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School Track Field at 11:40 a.m.
U-14 B’S SCORE SIX AGAINST REAL SO CAL: The LA Galaxy Academy U-14 B’s jumped Real So Cal White Academy in the Southern California Developmental Soccer League standings on Saturday following a 6-3 victory for their first win of the 2013 season. Picking up three points on the road at Oak Park High School Stadium ended a two-game skid for the Galaxy Academy U-14 B’s who now post a 1-3-2 record for five points. Head Coach Ted Eck’s team is off this weekend but will aim to carry momentum from the win into their next SCDSL game on Saturday, Nov. 9 against an unbeaten San Diego Surf Aguilar team at San Diego Polo Field #12.
U-12 NORTH AND SOUTH BOTH RETURN TO SCDSL PLAY THIS WEEKEND: After a weekend off, both the LA Galaxy Academy U-12 North and South teams will look to return to their winning ways on Saturday. Head Coach Alex Yi’s U-12 North team, who last played Oct. 20 when they downed Manhattan Beach Sand and Surf 4-1, looks to win a third consecutive game on Saturday, Nov. 2, on the road against LA Galaxy South Bay Gold at North Torrance High School Stadium. The U-12 North team, who currently post a 5-1-3 record for 18 points, have netted 33 goals on the season thus far for second-best in the SCDSL. The undefeated Galaxy Academy U-12 South side also returns to league action on Saturday when head coach Braeden Cloutier’s team hosts FC Los Angeles Black at North Torrance High School Stadium. The U-12 South team is currently 6-0-2 for 20 points and is tied for the league’s best goal differential with a +23 margin. The Galaxy Academy U-12 South side will lead off the morning’s games at 9:25 a.m. followed by the U-12 North team at 10:50 a.m.
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THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
LA Galaxy U-18’s @ Arsenal FC U-18’s (Saturday, Nov. 2)
Game will be played at Riverside Community College on Stadium Field at 10 a.m.
LA Galaxy U-16’s @ Arsenal FC U-16’s (Saturday, Nov. 2)
Game will be played at Riverside Community College on Stadium Field at 12:30 p.m.
LA Galaxy U-14’s @ Arsenal FC U-14’s (Saturday, Nov. 2)
Game will be played at Riverside Community College on Stadium Field at 3 p.m.
LA Galaxy U-12 South @ FC Los Angeles (Saturday, Nov. 2)
Game will be played at North Torrance High School Stadium Field at 9:25 a.m.
LA Galaxy U-12 North @ LA Galaxy South Bay (Saturday, Nov. 2)
Game will be played at North Torrance High School Stadium Field at 10:50 a.m.
LA Galaxy U-16 B’s vs. RSF Attack (Saturday, Nov. 2)
Game will be played at Rancho Santa Fe Sports Field at 11 a.m.
LA Galaxy U-16 B’s vs. Pateadores (Sunday, Nov. 3)
Game will be played at Rancho Santa Margarita Int. School Track Field at 11:40 a.m.
Times and locations for all games are correct as of Tuesday, Oct. 29. Click here for a complete schedule of games in the Southern California Development Soccer League and U.S. Soccer Development Academy, which includes the Galaxy Academy’s U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 teams.