DA U18 Recap: Carolina Rapids start to rise
A six-match undefeated streak has pulled the Carolina Rapids back into the thick of the Southeast Division race.
This past weekend, the Rapids, now 8-1-1, defeated Chargers SC and IMG Academy, pushing its streak to 5-0-1 since a loss to frontrunner Capital Area RailHawks.
David Lozano scored twice in the win over Chargers SC.
The following are other highlights from this past weekend:
Leading the Way: Northeast – 1. New York Red Bulls (4-0-1, 2.60), 2. Albertson SC (5-0-3, 2.25). Atlantic – 1. PDA (8-0-1, 2.78); 2. Bethesda-Olney (6-1, 2.57). Southeast – 1. Capital Area RailHawks (7-0-1, 2.75), 2. Carolina Rapids (8-1-1, 2.50).
Who’s Hot: Albertson SC, a preseason Top 10 team, remained undefeated with a 2-0 win over Revolution Empire.
Jake Mezei, Dembakwi Yomba, Khalil Stewart and Adam Abdellaoui scored to lead Concorde Fire to a 4-0 win over Weston FC. … Georgia United topped Kendall SC 3-1. … Charlotte Soccer Academy scored a win over Chargers SC. … Orlando City and South Carolina United Battery played to a scoreless draw. … FC Bolts Celtic and BSC CT Academy played to a 1-1 draw. … Match Fit and Continental FC DELCO played to a 2-2 draw. … Montreal Impact edged Oakwood SC, 1-0, handing Oakwood its first defeat of the season. … Kamil Pruszko scored in the 50th minute to lead BW Gottschee to a 1-0 win over Seacoast United. … Joseph Gonnella’s 76th minute goal lifted the Richmond Strikers to a 2-1 win over Baltimore Bays Chelsea.
PDA’s perfect start was halted in a 1-1 draw with Philadelphia Union. … Arthur Bosua and Jeongho Ahn scored to lead Albertson SC to a 2-0 win over Revolution Empire. … Capital Area RailHawks edged North Carolina Fusion 1-0. … Four players netted goals as the Concorde Fire handled Kendall SC 4-0. … Tyler Edwards’ goal in the 56th minute carried Georgia United to a 1-0 win over Weston FC. … Three players scored as Charlotte Soccer Academy topped IMG Academy 3-0. … DC United handed Virginia Rush a 3-0 setback. … Four players found the net as Bethesda-Olney handled the Richmond Kickers 4-1. … New York Red Bulls routed Everton SC Westchester 5-0.
Who’s Hot: Although Sockers FC stands in a third-place tie in the Mid-America Division, its win over second-place Chicago Magic PSG this past weekend has tightened the race from second to fourth.
Matthew Swift and Christopher Mueller staked Sockers FC to a 2-0 lead en route to a 2-1 win over Chicago Magic PSG. … Dallas Texans posted a 2-0 win over Texans SC Houston. … Elochukwu Ozumba scored twice in the final five minutes as Houston Dynamo rallied for a 2-2 tie with Lonestar SC.
Alan Winn scored twice as Solar Chelsea defeated Colorado Rapids 4-1. … Nathan Shultz scored twice as Internationals dealt Vardar a 4-2 defeat. … CSA Wolves scored a 3-0 win over Crew Soccer Academy. … Alex Radilla, Antonio Aguilar, Yannick Koffi and Coy Craft scored as FC Dallas downed Texas Rush 4-0.
Who’s Hot: De Anza Force pulled into a tie for first in the Northwest Division with Crossfire Premier, which was idle last week.
Angel Rey Heredia scored the first and third goals as De Anza Force remained undefeated with a 4-2 win over San Jose Earthquakes. … Real So Cal routed Strikers FC 5-1. … Paul Salcedo scored both goals as Chivas USA defeated Nomads 2-1.
Anthony Macchione scored the first two goals as the Portland Timbers routed San Juan SC 6-0. … LA Galaxy used three second-half goals to pull away for a 4-1 win over Arsenal FC. … Five players scored as Pateadores routed San Diego Surf 5-0.
Weekend’s Top Single-Game Goal Scorers
2, Angel Rey Heredia, De Anza Force, in a 4-2 win over San Jose Earthquakes
2, David Lozano, Carolina Rapids, during a 5-2 win over Chargers SC
2, Anthony Macchione, Portland-Timbers, in a 6-0 win over San Juan SC
2, Elo Ozumba, Houston Dynamo, in a 2-2 draw with Lonestar SC
2, Paul Salcedo, Chivas USA, in a 2-1 win over Nomads SC
2, Nathan Shultz, Internationals, in a 4-2 win over Vardar
2, Alan Winn, Solar Chelsea, in a 4-1 win over Colorado Rapids