High-SchoolBoys-Soccer: Arizona Boys Soccer News

Region IV U18s: Rush, Sereno may battle

June, 15, 2012
6/15/12
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Last year, New Mexico Rush Nike beat Sereno 2-1 in the semifinals and went on to win Region IV. The year before that, Sereno had the upper hand, winning the semifinal match 1-0 over their New Mexico counterparts. And this year, both teams know that the other could be waiting in the knockout rounds.

“It’s been a great rivalry,” says Sereno coach Dave Robertson. “When both teams are at full strength, there’s no telling what might happen.”

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Region IV U17s: Albion, Eastside aim high

June, 15, 2012
6/15/12
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One of the best rivalries in all of youth soccer is between two teams that are over 1,000 miles away. Albion SC out of San Diego and Eastside FC out of eastern Washington know each other very well and they both have resumes full of accomplishments. In next week’s US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships, the two squads sit in the same group, and are undoubtedly two favorites to take home the crown.

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Region IV U16s: Scottsdale targets a title

June, 15, 2012
6/15/12
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The Scottsdale Blackhawks know the phrase “close but no cigar.” They know it all too well. Last year, the Blackhawks were one win away from winning the National League and earning a berth in the US Youth Soccer National Championships, but they dropped the final game of the season to FC Dallas and fell to third. Then, in the Region IV tournament, after a dominating group performance, it lost to La Roca Premier in the quarterfinals.

But this year, coach Adam Burke says they weren’t going to let that happen again.

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Region IV U15s: Fullerton Rangers favored

June, 15, 2012
6/15/12
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As defending Regional and National Champions, the Fullerton Rangers know that everyone is watching them. They know they’re the team to beat, they know that expectations are high, and they know they’re defending a title.

“But by no means to we feel like we’re favorites,” says coach Jimmy Obleda.

Fullerton won last year’s Region IV crown after going a perfect 6-0, scoring 22 goals and allowing just three. Then at nationals, they scored 10 goals in four games and didn’t allow a single point against them. Needless to say, the expectations are high this year.

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Development Academy recap, May 19-20

May, 23, 2012
5/23/12
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RELATED LINKS: Weekly Scoring Leaders | Whitecaps forward finds his focus

Highlights from this past weekend's action around the US Soccer Development Academy:

Under-15/16s

East Conference

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Two 20-goal scorers top Academy U18 list

May, 18, 2012
5/18/12
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With the regular season winding down, it's time to take a look at the top goal scorers in the US Soccer Development Academy Under-17/18 age group. The following list of players are credited with 10 or more goals this season in Academy matches and is compiled from statistics made available from US Soccer.

Goals, Name, Club
20, John Chronopoulos, Santa Cruz Breakers
20, Caleb Clarke, Vancouver Whitecaps
18, Christian Duarte, Texans SC Houston
18, Daniel Garcia, FC Dallas
17, Jake Freeman, Albertson SC
17, Danny Jensen, Weston FC
15, Brandon Allen, New York Red Bulls
15, T.J. Casner, Pateadores
15, Mac Steeves, FC Greater Boston
14, Joey Calistri, Chicago Fire
14, Eli Dent, South Carolina United Battery
14, Hamza Haddadi, Crossfire Premier
14, Neahuel Medina, Kendall SC
14, Todd Wharton, Richmond Strikers
13, Jose de la Tejera, FC Dallas
13, Yassin Essa, Vancouver Whitecaps
13, Maikon Orrellana, Real Salt Lake-AZ
12, Reece Holcombe, Birmingham United
11, Manuel Carrillo, Nomads SC
11, Terry Delancy, Lonestar SC
11, Dominique Dismuke, Seattle Sounders
11, Martin Giordano, Weston FC
11, Nestor Jaramillo, South Carolina United Battery
11, Darius Madison, FC DELCO
11, Zach Mathers, Solar Chelsea SC
10, Roberto Escudero, Pateadores
10, Preston Gayton, Concorde Fire
10, Sam Hayward, Solar Chelsea SC
10, Christopher Ramirez, PA Classics
10, Thomas Sanner, Indiana United Fire

Carlin tops list of U15/16 Academy scorers

May, 18, 2012
5/18/12
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With the regular season winding down, it's time to take a look at the top goal scorers in the US Soccer Development Academy Under-15/16 age group. The following list of players are credited with 10 or more goals this season in Academy matches and is compiled from statistics made available from US Soccer.

Goals, Name, Club
20, Hamilton Carlin, South Carolina United Battery
19, Emmanuel Usen, Texans SC Houston
19, Alan Winn, Solar Chelsea
17, Brandon Aubrey, Dallas Texans
17, Brody Huitema, Vancouver Whitecaps
17, Brian Pacheco, Pateadores
17, Jaime Villarreal, LA Galaxy

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Academy scoring leaders, May 12-13

May, 16, 2012
5/16/12
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RELATED LINKS: Shattuck hopes to enjoy rare air in Colorado | Weekend Recap

Each week, ESPNHS highlights the multi-goal scorers from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Here are the top offensive performances from the weekend of May 12-13:

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Development Academy recap, May 12-13

May, 16, 2012
5/16/12
10:44
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RELATED LINKS: Weekly Scoring Leaders | Shattuck hopes to enjoy rare air in Colorado

Highlights from this past weekend's action around the US Soccer Development Academy:

Under-15/16s

East Conference

SATURDAY: Colton Amidon gave FC DELCO a 1-0 lead before Nigel Robinson tied the match for DC United in a 1-1 draw. … Patrick Koscher scored two early goals and the Baltimore Bays Chelsea heled off PA Classics 2-1. Connor Maloney scored for PA Classics. … Tyler Toweson’s late goal gave FC Westchester a 2-2 draw with Albertson SC. After Axel Ender scored for FC Westchester, Albertson rallied on goals by Brett Nason and Santiago Moore. … Michael Henry’s fifth-minute goal gave Met Oval an upset 1-0 win over New York Red Bulls. … Declan McCabe scored twice and Amadu Kunateh and Luke Albertini added goals as the New England Revolution handled South Central Premier 4-0. … Leandro Lemache scored three goals and Alex Neumann added one as PDA defeated Cosmos Academy 4-2. Junior Rosero and Trystan Montero scored for the Cosmos. … NJSA 04 received an own goal in the second minute that stood up in a 1-0 win over Potomac. …Nathan Pomeroy scored three goals as FC Greater Boston defeated Oakwood SC 5-2. Robert Schallmo and Harrison Swartz added goals for FCGB while Peter Brodeur and Derek Molkenbuhr scored for Oakwood. SUNDAY: Andrew Bell and Aaron Potter scored twice each as Match Fit Chelsea defeated Potomac 4-0. … Ben Swanger’s 79th minute goal allowed Empire United to secure a 3-3 tie with Seacoast United. Jordan Misiri scored twice and Frantzdy Pierrot added a goal as Seacoast built leads of 2-0 and 3-2. Alan Peckham and Charlie Cosentino scored Empire’s first two goals. … Patrick Koscher upped his weekend goal total to four by scoring twice in the Baltimore Bays Chelsea’s 3-2 win over FC DELCO. John Jlopleh also scored for the Bays while George Tsirukis and Colton Amidon scored for FC DELCO. … PA Classics used an own goal to top DC United 1-0. … Zach Knudson and Alec Neumann each had two goals as PDA rolled up one of the most lopsided results of the year in a 7-0 win over Met Oval. Kazari Trought, Spencer Hambleton and Miguel Alves also scored for PDA. … Michael Gaffary scored twice and Anthony Sare once as Cosmos Academy defeated New York Red Bulls 3-1. Alex Muyl scored for Red Bulls. … Nathan Pomeroy scored twice and Robert Schallmo and Mohamed Kenawy scored goals as FC Greater Boston defeated South Central Premier 4-0. … Amadu Kunateh’s 72nd minute goal was enough to carry the New England Revolution to a 1-0 win over Oakwood SC.

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Real Salt Lake mid commits to Stanford

May, 10, 2012
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Trevor Hyman, a native of California playing for Real Salt Lake-AZ, verbally committed to Stanford on Wednesday, according to his family.

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UC Irvine lands Real Salt Lake-AZ keeper

May, 10, 2012
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Elliot Farmer, a Class of 2012 goalkeeper prospect from Albuquerque, N.M., has committed to UC Irvine, his family confirmed Wednesday.

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Development Academy recap, May 4-6

May, 9, 2012
5/09/12
9:43
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RELATED LINKS: Weekly Scoring Leaders | Calistri sparks Fire's six-goal rally

Highlights from this past weekend's action around the US Soccer Development Academy:

Under-15/16s

East Conference

FRIDAY: Tyler Kirschner and Kyle Morrissey scored less than a minute apart as Albertson SC rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 2-2 tie with Met Oval. Kamil Pruszko and Edwards Whitfield scored for Met Oval. … Stephen Elias scored in the 60th minute as FC Westchester defeated NY Cosmos Academy 1-0. … SATURDAY: Leandro Lemache gave PDA a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute before Amanda Moreno scored for New York Red Bulls in a 1-1 draw between division title contenders. … Austin Kuhn scored in the 64th minute as PA Classics edged Match Fit Chelsea 1-0. … Mawolo Gissie scored all three goals as the New England Revolution defeated Empire United 3-1. Matthew Vuylsteke scored for Empire United. … Tyler Goncalves scored three straight goals after Alex Ainscough gave FC Greater Boston a 1-0 lead en route to a 4-0 win over Seacoast United. … Nigel Robinson’s 21st minute strike carried D.C. United to a 1-0 win over Potomac. … Tolunimi Ibikunle, Colin Hester, Colton Amidon and Bradford Jones netted goals as FC DELCO cruised past NJSA 04 4-0. … SUNDAY: PA Classics’ Brent Arnold and NJSA 04’s Jordon Black were in goal for a scoreless tie between the teams. … Baltimore Bays Chelsea’s Matthew Barth and D.C. United’s Carlos Canas recorded shutouts in a scoreless match. … Tolunimi Ibikunle scored the only goal as FC DELCO edged Match Fit Chelsea 1-0.

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Development Academy recap, April 28-29

May, 2, 2012
5/02/12
12:59
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Highlights from this past weekend's action around the US Soccer Development Academy:

Under-15/16s

East Conference

SATURDAY: Anthony Sare’s 18th minute goal stood as New York Cosmos edged Empire United 1-0. … Alexander Portela, Kamil Pruszko and Calogero Curcuru scored for help Met Oval to a 3-2 win over Seacoast United. Zach Vieira and Jordan Misiri scored for Seacoast. … Only three minutes after Colton Amidon gave FC DELCO a 1-0 lead, Connor Maloney tied the match for PA Classics in what finished as a 1-1 draw. … Carlos Fabian Encina scored both goals as FC Westchester defeated South Central Premier 2-0. … New England Revolution’s Austin Aviza and Potomac’s Alexander Herberts started in goal during a scoreless tie. … Conor Nichols scored twice as NJSA 04 handled Match Fit Chelsea 5-1. Matias Fracchia, Nick Anello and Jared Golestani also scored for NJSA while Joseph Rodriguez scored for Match Fit. … Jonathan Interiano scored both goals as Albertson SC rallied past Oakwood SC 2-1. Javier Moreno scored for Oakwood. … SUNDAY: Luke Nguyen scored twice and Timothy Mines added a goal in Oakwood’s 3-0 win over FC Westchester. … Santiago Moore’s 65th minute goal led Albertson SC to a 2-1 win over South Central Premier. Kyle Morrissey gave Albertson a 1-0 lead before Marc Almeida evened the score for South Central. … Dale Brissett and Kamil Pruszko scored to give Met Oval a 2-0 win over Empire United. … Matthew Cooper scored in the 55th minute to give the New England Revolution a 1-0 win over Baltimore Bays Chelsea.

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Academy scoring leaders, April 28-29

May, 2, 2012
5/02/12
12:39
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Each week, ESPNHS highlights the multi-goal scorers from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Here are the top offensive performances from the weekend of April 28-29:

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Winter boys' soccer state rankings, Final

April, 23, 2012
4/23/12
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The ESPNHS winter state rankings were released every Monday throughout the winter season. This is the final rankings for the 2011-12 winter season. The finalWinter POWERADE FAB 50 ranking will appear Tuesday afternoon.

NOTES: The winter season includes the following states: Arizona, California (winter), Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The number of ranking positions for each state is based on the size and competitiveness of the state.

Rankings reflect matches played through April 22.

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