Kellen Gulley

MLS sides continue strong form in Dev. Academy Showcase

Two more days of the US Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase are now in the books, and MLS academies continued to face off against their counterparts down in Florida.

On Sunday, the Crew Soccer Academy swept a pair of games against the New York Red Bulls. Brett Elder scored a brace for the Crew’s U-18s in a 3-2 win, while the U-16s defeated New York 2-0, with goals by Michael McCloskey and Andrew McKelvey.

The Chicago Fire Academy also had a good day against fellow MLS club New England Revolution. Recent homegrown signing Kellen Gulley (pictured above) had a standout day for the Fire U-18s, scoring a brace in a 3-0 win.

The Fire U-16s then saw off the challenge from New England’s U-16s by the same 3-0 score line.

In Monday’s action, FC Dallas defeated Real Salt Lake-AZ in a pair of 1-0 wins. Daniel Garcia scored again for the U-18s, and midfielder Aaron Meyer found the back of the net for the FCD U-16s.

Sunday, Dec. 4

U-18s
Colorado Rapids 3, NJSA 3
Crew 3, NYRB 2
D.C. United 2, Sockers FC 2
Chicago Fire 3, NE Revolution 0
Sporting KC 2, Baltimore Bays Chelsea 1

U-16s
Colorado Rapids 1, NJSA 1
Crew 2, NYRB 0
D.C. United 2, Sockers FC 0
Chicago Fire 3, NE Revolution 0
Sporting KC 3, Baltimore Bays Chelsea 2

Monday, Dec. 5

U-18s
LA Galaxy 2, Concorde Fire 2
Chivas USA 3, Houston Dynamo 1
Texans SC Houston 3, Vancouver Whitecaps 1
FC Dallas 1, Real Salt Lake-AZ 0
Seattle Sounders 1, McLean Youth Soccer 1
Andromeda 4, San Jose Earthquakes 1

U-16s
Concorde Fire 3, LA Galaxy 1
Chivas USA 5, Houston Dynamo 0
Vancouver Whitecaps 2, Texans SC Houston 0
FC Dallas 1, Real Salt Lake-AZ 0
Seattle Sounders 3, McLean Youth Soccer 2
San Jose Earthquakes 3, Andromeda 1

Travis Clark covers D.C. United, college and youth soccer for MLSsoccer.com

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