[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SPOTLIGHT] The Chicago Fire's U-17/18 academy team swept Crew Soccer Academy (4-0) and Internationals (3-0) to improve to 6-0-0 in Development Academy conference play and 11-2-0 overall. The Fire, which is led byJoey Calistri (10 goals in the six conference games) and former U.S. U-17 star Andrew Oliver, is tied with FC Dallas for the best points-per-game average in all matches at 2.54. The Los Angeles Galaxy is third at 2.53.
Northwestern-bound Calistri scored twice against Internationals, while Zak Allen earned the shutout, the Fire's fourth straight clean sheet.
Four of Calistri's goals came against Vardar SC Freiburg. He entered the game as a substitute in the 61st minute and scored goals in the 69th, 76th, 80th and 88th minutes.
The Fire's U-15/16s were also victorious in weekend action, defeating Crew Soccer Academy 2-1 and Internationals 2-0.
U-17/18 DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
PPG TEAM W-L-T
2.54 FC Dallas 21-2-3
2.54 Chicago Fire 11-2-0
2.53 LA Galaxy 15-1-3
2.25 CASL Chelsea 11-2-3
2.25 Sockers FC 8-1-3
2.18 Vancouver Whitecaps 15-4-3
2.17 Shattuck-Saint Mary's Acad 8-2-2
2.07 Baltimore Bays Chelsea 10-4-1
2.07 Empire United 9-3-2
2.06 PDA 10-3-3