Day 2 Wrapup/by Paul Kennedy
TheYOUTH SOCCER REPORTERcontinues daily coverage of the Disney's Soccer Showcase presented by Chelsea Football Club.
Chelsea FC's academy boys made it two wins in two days with a narrow 1-0 win over Lonestar Red in the under-17 Showcase division. The only bad news for the Blues was that England U-16 international Billy Knott suffered a knee injury in the game. Other U-17 Showcase contenders include the Dallas Texans, Concorde Fire Elite, Solar, Javanon and YMS Xplosion.
The Miami Strike Force Cagliari (backed by the Serie A team of the same name) has stood out in the U-19 Showcase division with 4-0 and 3-0 victories. Maryland's Olney Rangers and Baltimore Casa Mia Bays both earned resounding wins in the U-15 Showcase division.
The Alpharetta Ambush SC Red and Dallas Texans Red Dallas have combined for 15 goals in a pair of wins in U-16 Showcase play.
Group play in the boys divisions concludes on Monday with championship and third-place games on Tuesday. Semifinal matches have been dropped this year.
Girls play will take place Dec. 31-Jan. 3. Follow all the action with the YOUTH SOCCER REPORTER each morning through Jan. 4.