Wednesday, July 27, 2011
FC Dallas U17s open Generation adidas Cup play with wins
By Buzz Carrick
FC Dallas has two teams participating in the Generation adidas Cup at Pizza Hut Park this week, their U17s and U15s. The Generation adidas Cup is a tournament involving all of the MLS Developmental Academy teams. These are the players that will become the Home grown signings of the future.
MLS clubs participating in the U17 tournament include Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City and Toronto FC.
New this year is the U15 version of the tourney with eight MLS clubs including Chivas USA, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders.
FCD U17s defeated Sporting Kansas City 4-2 on Monday night.
8' - Marco Ortiz (FCD)
23' - Alessandro Mion (FCD)
25' - Victor Portillo (FCD)
59' - Diego De La Tejera Farias (FCD)
73' - Steven Enna (SKC)
75' - Steven Enna (SKC)
In their second match on Tuesday night FCD faced Philadelphia Union and drew 0-0 with the match going to penalty kicks. FCD prevailed 5-3 in PKS to sit alone atop Group B.
Edit: the U15s opened their tournament with a 4-0 win over Columbus Crew.