[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY: U-15/16s] Solar Chelsea SC finished the regular season with a 24-6-3 record, good for second place behind FC Dallas in the Frontier Division and fifth overall in the country.
Note: The U-15/16 championship game kicks off at 7 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on broadcast live on ussoccer.com.
The Frontier Division was the toughest in the country. FC Dallas didn't qualify for Finals Week,
but the four teams ranked below it did: Solar Chelsea, Houston Dynamo, Texans SC Houston and Colorado Rapids.
Solar Chelsea SC advanced to Saturday's under-15/16 championship game against
Real Salt Lake AZ at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium thanks to a 3-0 win over De Anza Force in its final group match.
Romanian Adrian Solca and Englishman Kevin Smith, who came over to play indoors for
the Sidekicks in the 1980s, are both veterans of the Dallas youth soccer season.
returned to Solar Chelsea after playing for the U.S. under-17 national team. Toryima Asom had 15 goals for the U-15/16s in 2011-12 and added seven this
season. He has already verbally committed to Dartmouth for 2014. Bryson Asher, headed to Duke in 2014, leads Solar with 15 goals this season, while Brock Dudley has scored 12, including three goals during Finals Week.
1-Chase Therrien, 2-Dorian Hernandez, 4-Brock Dudley, 5-Trevor Baum, 6-Santiago Luna, 7-Bryson Asher, 8-Blake Stricker, 9-Nathanael Rennhack, 10-Caleb Smith, 11-Toryima
Asom, 12-Isaac Linnabary, 16-Casey Collins, 17-Jordan Shankle, 18-Alan Winn, 23-Zachary Stavrou, 24-Alfonso Ochoa, 28-Daniel Carmona, 34-Ryan Applewhite.
Under-15/16 Age Group
Day 3, July 18
Solar Chelsea SC 3 De Anza Force 0
Colorado Rapids 2 CSA Wolves 1
Day 2, July 16
De Anza Force 3 CSA Wolves 2
Solar Chelsea SC 0 Colorado Rapids 0
Day 1, July 14
De Anza Force 2 Colorado Rapids 2
Chelsea SC 2 CSA Wolves 1