U-17s GA Cup

GA Cup Regional Recap: Day Two

U-17 Division

The Toronto FC Academy U-17 team improved their record to 2-0-0 in the 2017/18 GA Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds jumped out in front, as they capitalized on a Fire turnover. The ball ended up with Jayden Nelson as he streaked through the Fire backline and calmly finished to the ‘keeper’s left.

Both the Reds and Fire traded chances throughout the remainder of the half but both ‘keepers held strong.

Nick Christoffersen made a pair of athletic stops in the second half to keep the Fire off the board and earned his second consecutive clean sheet.

Elsewhere in the U-17 division, the Columbus Crew defeated the Colorado Rapids 3-0 and FC Dallas came out on top in the Texas Derby over Houston 2-0. Here are the current U-17 Central Region standings.

Team Pts W L D (PK Wins) GF GA GD
FC Dallas 6 2 0 0 6 0 6
Toronto FC 6 2 0 0 4 0 4
Columbus Crew SC 3 1 1 0 3 4 -1
Colorado Rapids 2 0 1 1 (1) 1 4 -3
Chicago Fire 1 0 1 1 (0) 1 2 -1
Houston Dynamo 0 0 2 0 0 5 -5

Next up for the Reds is a match against the Columbus Crew on Monday at 1:00 PM. The game will be live-streamed on the Toronto FC Youtube channel.

U-15 Division

The Toronto FC Academy U-15 team fell to the Colorado Rapids 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.

The Rapids opened the scoring in 21st and doubled that lead in the 29th. The score remained 2-0 heading into halftime.

The Reds continued to press hard looking for a breakthrough. Their hard work paid dividends in the 45th as Kobe Franklin rose up to meet a great cross that was swung in by Ifeolwa Adenuga off a recycled corner.

Jahkeele Marshall-Ruty finished off a great cross from Stefano Capano to bring the Reds level.

Marshall-Ruty had a great chance to steal the three points for the Reds in stoppage time but the Rapids’ keeper denied his half-volley from outside the box.

Christian Calabro made a great stop at the other end as he dove to his left to deny an opportunity for the Rapids. However, on the ensuing corner James Doidge rose up to head home the winner for the Rapids.

Elsewhere in the U-15 division, the Chicago Fire knocked off the Columbus Crew 0-0 (4-3) on penalty kicks.  

TFC will close out their weekend with a game against the Chicago Fire on Monday at 11:00 AM.