Saturday, July 12, 2008

Finals Week Begins

Development Academy Finals Week is underway here at the Home Depot Center, and there are some results to report from the early set of games from the U-17/18 Group A

Four goals from Chris Agorsor spurred the Baltimore Bays to a convincing 4-1 victory over the Chicago Fire. Agorsor scored once in the first half, before completing a classy second half hat trick to seal all three points for the team from the Mid-Atlantic Conference. A late Andy Huftlain goal proved scant consolation for the Chicago Fire. The blog has also learned that Agorsor, Gatorade's High School Player of the Year for 2008, has been named to Dave Sarachan's U-18 Roster that will be traveling to Uruguay and Paraguay for four games at the end of July.

In the other Group A match, it was honors even between FC Westchester and Colorado Rush. Jonathan Gallagher's free kick in the 26th minute gave FCW a lead going into the half time break, but Colorado responded well in the second period. Eventually Rush's pressure paid off, and Zack Foxhoven equalized in the 64th minute. The Colorado sub latched on to a clever through ball from Morgan Sacco and buried the ball in the back of the net. Despite trading late chances, the two sides finished 90 minutes with a share of the points.

So after 1 match in Group A, the table looks like this:

1. Baltimore Bays 3 +3
2. Colorado Rush 1 0
3. FC Westchester 1 0
4. Chicago Fire 0 -3

We're off to watch this afternoon's games from Group B: CASL vs. Columbus Crew at 4 pm, followed by Concorde Fire vs. LAFC at 6 pm. Be sure to check back later for more results!

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