STLFC Academy U13/14 Teams Return from USSDA Showcase
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Saint Louis FC Academy U13 & U14 teams are on their way back from the 2018 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Central Regional Showcase as they looked to measure their progress against some of the best teams in the country over the weekend.
"This event is a particularly fun one for the players and very beneficial for them to test themselves," said STLFC Academy Director Blake Decker. "Because of the mini-game format, the tempo is very quick and the boys get the opportunity to play against quality opponents from other regions all in front of US Scouts. The event feels big which is also important as this allows the players to measure how they deal with those types of situations which come more and more as they get older."
Each age group played four 50-minute games in the Waukegan, Illinois-based showcase event with two games per day which allowed for the coaching staffs to rotate the players and experiment with different line-ups.
"From a player and coach development perspective, the opportunity for Luis and myself to be able to see each of our STLFC Illinois and Missouri U13 and U14 teams playing against four different, high-quality opponents from the Midwest, Texas and Florida in a four-day span is invaluable," added Decker.
The STLFC Academy U13 team went 1-1-2 over their four games and the U14 team went 2-2-0. The full results of both team's showcase games are below:
STLFC ACADEMY U13
Friday, October 19:
STLFC U13s 2-2 Solar SC U13s
STLFC U13s 0-0 Tampa Bay Rowdies U13s
Saturday, October 20:
STLFC U13s 0-1 Orlando City SC U13s
STLFC U13s 1-0 West Florida Flames U13s
STLFC ACADEMY U14
Sunday, October 21:
STLFC U14s 5-0 Dallas Texans U14s
STLFC U14s 4-2 Palm Beach Predators U14s
Monday, October 22:
STLFC U14s 2-0 Florida Rush SC U14s
STLFC U14s 3-1 Armada FC Pro U14s
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