GA Cup Recap: Day 1

Inter Miami U-17 (0) vs Philadelphia Union U-17 (3)

Inter Miami and Philadelphia Union kicked off Friday’s U-17 action in a match that saw the Philadelphia side claim three goals while allowing none. The match got off to a hot start as Nelson Pierre tallied the first goal within the first minute of the opening whistle. The remainder of the match saw back and forth play, Inter Miami wasn’t able to find the goal before Philadelphia’s Nicholas Pariano put the match to rest with a brace, finding the first goal in the 55th minute and the second in the 82nd minute. 

Scoring Summary                            1             2             FT

Inter Miami U-17                            0             0             0
Philadelphia Union U-17               1             2             3

PHI: Nelson Pierre, 1’
PHI: Nicholas Pariano, 55’
PHI: Nicholas Pariano, 82’

Inter Miami U-15 (0) vs Philadelphia Union U-15 (3)

In an intense back and forth game, the U-15 sides of Inter Miami and Philadelphia Union played to a 3-0 score line in favor of the Union. Miami got off to a strong start, testing the Union goalkeeper Connor Creswell into a big save before Miami’s goalkeeper Mao Diaz followed suit just shortly after. The Philadelphia Union U-15s found its rhythm shortly before the end of the first half, as Aaron Heard took a crack at goal that curved into the top right corner.

Philadelphia continued to apply pressure on Miami, testing Diaz further, who had the answers until Union’s Dominic Dubon hit a ball that took an awkward bounce to slowly roll into the side netting. As Miami struggled to find the answers, Heard finished off the scoring with a brace in the 48th minute 

Scoring Summary                           1             2             FT

Inter Miami U-15                            0             0             0
Philadelphia Union U-15               1             2             3

PHI: Aaron Heard, 19’
PHI: Dominic Dubon, 38’
PHI: Aaron Heard, 48’

New England Revolution U-17 (0) vs D.C. United U-17 (3)

D.C. United U-17s came out on top over its New England Revolution counterpart with a 3-0 score line on Friday behind goals from Edwin Henriquez and Amir Moore. The match started slow, with each side trading possession for opportunities that would just miss its mark. While each side struggled to get into the rhythm of the game, the first half ended with neither side finding the back of the net.

D.C. was quick to get the ball rolling in the second half with Henriquez finding a goal in the 48th minute. United didn’t relent as Moore found a quick brace after slipping the ball in past the Revolution goalkeeper in the 70th and 72nd minute for a brace to secure the United win.

Scoring Summary                           1             2             FT

New England Revolution U-17        0             0             0
D.C. United U-17                             0             3             3

DC:  Edwin Henriquez, 48’
DC: Amir Moore, 70’
DC: Amir Moore, 72’

New England Revolution U-15 (2) vs D.C. United U-15 (3)

 Friday afternoon's match saw an all-out battle between New England and D.C. United in Herriman. The Revolution jumped out to an early lead after earning a penalty kick in the eighth minute, it was Malcom Fry who stepped up to the spot and slotted it home. Towards the end of the second half momentum switched as Isaiah Chisolm secured a brace to put D.C. United in the lead. 

 In the 54th minute Isaac Espinal gave United it's security goal, dribbling down the field before chipping the keeper in the 54th minute. Despite being down 3-1 New England fought back and earned their second goal of the night courtesy of Noel Buck. The last several minutes would prove to be mayhem as the Revolution clawed for the equalizer, but luck was not on their side as they hit the crossbar three-consecutive times, ultimately falling to D.C. 

Scoring Summary                           1             2             FT
New England Revolution U-15        1             1             2
D.C. United U-15                             2             1             3

NE: Malcom Fry, 8'
DC: Isaiah Chisolm (James Snaith). 25'
DC: Isaiah Chisolm, 35'
DC: Isaac Espinal, 54'
NE: Noel Buck (Malcom Fry), 60'

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