DA U18 Recap: Concorde’s on Fire

Goals are coming from everywhere. Shutouts are becoming routine.

And most importantly for Concorde Fire, they are winning.

Concorde Fire extend its win streak to six matches following weekend victories over Chargers SC and IMG Academy. The Georgia team is now in second place in the Southeast Division, and making strides toward the top. During the past two weeks, Concorde (10-2-0) knocked off the Carolina Rapids, a result that allowed the team to overtake the Rapids for second place, and IMG Academy, avenging an early loss to the Florida side.

Concorde Fire has scored 25 goals in its last seven matches and goals are coming from several players. In fact, 11 have scored this year already. Dembakwi Yomba leads the team with six goals, followed by Cameron Mosley with five and Adam Abdellaoui and Khalil Stewart with four each. Cornell commit Allen Michael Capo highlights a defense that has five shutouts in its last seven outings.

The following are highlights from this past weekend:

East

Leading the Way: Northeast - 1. New York Red Bulls (7-0-1, 2.75), 2. Albertson SC (6-1-3, 2.10). Atlantic - 1. PDA (9-0-1, 2.80); 2. Bethesda-Olney (9-1-0, 2.70). Southeast - 1. Capital Area RailHawks (10-0-2, 2.67), 2. Concorde Fire (10-2-0, 2.50).

Who’s Hot: Concorde Fire is riding a six-match win streak that has carried the team to second place in the division.

Sunday
Dembakwi Yomba and Cooper Coughlin scored as Concorde Fire defeated IMG Academy 2-0. … Morgan Shepherd’s goal was the difference as Chargers SC defeated Georgia United 1-0. … David Reyes staked Weston FC to a 2-1 lead with a pair of goals before teammate Allesandro Campoy tied the match in the final minute of a 3-3 draw with South Carolina United Battery. … Jeremy Gagnon-Iapare scored twice as Montreal Impact defeated Everton FC Westchester 4-0. … Derrick Etienne and Wesley Wade scored to help New York Red Bulls past Seacoast United 2-0. … The Richmond Kickers and Virginia Rush played to a 1-1 draw.

Saturday
Armin Efendic and Kody Eberly scored in the final 10 minutes to rally PA Classics to a 2-2 draw with Philadelphia Union. … Julian Cummings scored both goals as DC United defeated Richmond Strikers 2-0. … Jeremy Ebobisse Ebolo scored three goals and Matthew Ledder and Sam Schmidt added two each as Bethesda-Olney trounced Richmond Kickers 8-0. … Gorka Aperribay scored both twice as Orlando City dealt Weston FC a 3-0 setback. … South Carolina United Battery scored all of its goals in the first half during a 4-0 win over Kendall SC. … Tyler Dowse scored the lone goal as Concorde Fire upended Chargers SC 1-0. … Thomas Hilliard-Arce and Jack Miller scored to lead Charlotte Soccer Academy over North Carolina Fusion 2-0. … Kevin Barajas’ 81st minute score helped Georgia United to a 2-1 win over IMG Academy.

Central

Leading the Way: Frontier - 1. FC Dallas (6-1-2, 2.22), 2. Colorado Rush (6-4-0, 1.80). Mid-America: 1. Shattuck-St. Mary’s (9-1-2, 2.42), 2. Chicago Fire (7-1-4, 2.08).

Who’s Hot: Real Colorado extended its undefeated run to seven matches with a win over Colorado Rush. The result helps Real Colorado move into third place in the Frontier Division, just fractions behind Colorado Rush for second place.

Sunday
Erik Palmer-Brown and Mason Leonard netted a pair of late goals as Sporting Kansas City topped Texans SC Houston 2-0. … The Colorado Rapids received goals from five players in 5-0 win over Texas Rush. … Graham Smith scored the winner as Real Colorado defeated Colorado Rush 1-0.

Saturday
Ahinga Selemani and Blake Townes scored early goals to carry CSA Wolves past Indiana Fire 2-0. … Mitchell LaGro’s 81st minute goal lifted Solar Chelsea past Andromeda 2-1. … Denzel Ward had the final say as his goal ended a back-and-forth scoring match, leading Texas Rush to a 3-2 win over Sporting Kansas City…. Texans SC Houston and Colorado Rapids played to a 1-1 draw.

West

Leading the Way: Northwest - 1. De Anza Force (8-0-2, 2.60), 2. Crossfire Premier (7-0-2, 2.56). Southwest - 1. Real Salt Lake-AZ (6-0-1, 2.71), 2. LA Galaxy (5-1-2, 2.13).

Who’s Hot: Real Salt Lake-AZ bounced back from its first non-win (a tie), with a 6-0 victory over Pateadores in the only match played by West Conference teams.

Sunday
No matches played.

Saturday
Jose Hernandez and Eric Carbajal each scored twice as Real Salt Lake-AZ rolled past Pateadores 6-0.

Weekend’s Top Single-Game Goal Scorers

3, Jeremy Ebobisse-Ebolo, Bethesda-Olney, in an 8-0 win over Richmond Kickers
2, Gorka Aperribay, Orlando City, during a 3-0 win over Weston FC.
2, Eric Carbajal, Real Salt Lake-AZ, in a 6-0 win over Pateadores
2, Julian Cummings, DC United, in a 2-0 win over Richmond Strikers
2, Jeremy Gagnon-Iapare, Montreal Impact, in a 4-0 win over Everton FC Westchester
2, Jose Hernandez, Real Salt Lake-AZ, in a 6-0 win over Pateadores
2, Matthew Ledder, Bethesda-Olney, in an 8-0 win over Richmond Kickers
2, David Reyes, Weston FC, in a 3-3 draw with South Carolina United Battery
2, Sam Schmidt, Bethesda-Olney, in an 8-0 win over Richmond Kickers

Updated: November 26, 2013

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