USSDA Winter Showcase

TFC Academy sides finish 2018 with strong Winter Showcase

Two Toronto FC Academy sides were down in Lakewood Ranch, Florida this past weekend taking part in the US Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase. The two teams went a combined 5-1-0 to finish the calendar year strong.

The Toronto FC Academy U-18/19 squad went a perfect 3-0-0 picking up important wins to finish their year. They opened the showcase with a 4-3 win over a strong Portland Timbers side. Noble Okello had a brace and Terique Mohammed and Ayo Akinola both picked up a goal in the win.

The Reds then posted a 4-0 win over the New England Revolution. Luca Petrasso scored twice and Antonio Carlini and Jordan Faria each picked up a goal in the win. Spencer King had the clean sheet in the victory.

The boys closed out their year with a commanding 5-1 win over the IMG Academy. Petrasso picked up another brace, with Mohammed, Carlini and Rocco Romeo also getting on the scoresheet.

Overall the U-18/19s finished the first half of the USSDA season with a 9-4-1 record. They sit in second place in the Mid-American Division and boast an age group high +30 goal differential.

The U-16/17 side was also down in Florida and went 2-1-0 over the weekend. The team opened the weekend with a 3-2 win over the BW Gottschee Academy. Julian Altobelli, Nakye Greenidge-Duncan and Ralph Priso had the goals.

The Reds then lost their first game of the USSDA season falling 3-2 to the Philadelphia Union. Malik Henry and Jacen Russell-Rowe scored in the defeat.

The team then bounced back to pick up a commanding 5-0 win over D.C. United. Greenidge-Duncan picked up a brace with Altobelli, Priso and Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty each finding the back of the net.

Overall the U-16/17 team went an impressive 12-1-1 during the first half of the USSDA season with a +36 goal differential.

The TFC Academy U-15 team didn’t compete in the Winter Showcase but finished their first half of the USSDA season with an undefeated 11-0-1 record, with an incredible +62 goal differential.

All the USSDA sides will now enjoy a winter break before resuming their seasons on March 23rd

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