GA Cup

Kia TFC Academy Defeat Orlando City 1-0 in GA Cup Qualifying

The Kia Toronto FC Academy kicked off the second round of Generation adidas Cup East region qualifying with a 1-0 victory against hosts Orlando City.

Midfielder Kota Sakurai had the lone goal of the match. Sakurai pounced on a rebound following a big save by the Orlando City keeper and headered it into the left corner to give the Reds the lead just before halftime.

The squad had a few other good opportunities throughout the match, including an effort by midfielder Ethan Beckford that hit the post and a header late on by forward Ayo Akinola that rung the crossbar.

Goalkeeper Gianluca Catalano picked up the shutout for the Reds.

TFC Academy sits atop of the table after four matches. They will now take on New England Revolution on Saturday, February 13, followed by the New York Red Bulls on Monday, February 15, to wrap up qualifying.

Standings and Results

Team

Pts

W

L

D (PK wins)

GF

GA

GD

Toronto FC

9

3

1

0

6

4

+2

NY Red Bulls

9

3

1

0

15

3

+12

Orlando City

6

1

1

2 (1)

4

4

0

DC United

6

1

1

2 (1)

6

10

-4

Philadelphia Union

5

1

2

1 (1)

5

8

-3

New England Revolution

1

0

3

1

6

13

-7

 

Date

Match

Time

Oct. 9, 2015

DC 2, NE 2 (4-3 PKs)

10 am ET

Oct. 9, 2015

ORL 0, PHI 0 (3-4 PKs)

12:30 pm ET

Oct. 9, 2015

TOR 2, NY 1

3 pm ET

Oct. 10, 2015

DC 2, ORL 2 (4-5 PKs)

10 am ET

Oct. 10, 2015

NE 1, NY 5

12:30 pm ET

Oct. 10, 2015

PHI 1, TOR 2

3 pm ET

Oct. 12, 2015

NE 1, ORL 2

10 am ET

Oct. 12, 2015

NY 4, PHI 0

12:30 pm ET

Oct. 12, 2015

TOR 1, DC 2

3 pm ET

Feb. 12, 2016

NY 5, DC 2

1 pm ET

Feb. 12, 2016

PHI 4, NE 2

2:30 pm ET

Feb. 12, 2016

ORL 0, TOR 1

5 pm ET

Feb. 13, 2016

DC-PHI

3 pm ET

Feb. 13, 2016

NE-TOR

5:00 pm ET

Feb. 13, 2016

NY-ORL

7 pm ET

Feb. 15, 2016

DC-NE

9 am ET

Feb. 15, 2016

TOR-NY

10:30 am ET

Feb. 15, 2016

ORL-PHI

12 pm ET

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