[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY]Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy, which fell to the New York Red Bulls in last year's U-17/18 Development Academy final, held the Red Bulls to a 1-1 tie and won its group on goal difference to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2013-14 U-17/18 Development Academy playoffs.
U-17/18 Group Winners:
Group A: Chivas USA
Group B:Montreal Impact FC
Group C:Players Development Acad.
Group D:FC Dallas
Group E:Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Acad.
Group F: Bethesda-Olney
Group G:Colorado Rush
Group H:Seattle Sounders FC
New Zealand'sAbdulla Al-Kalisy, who scored the Shattuck-Saint Mary’s goal, is one of six players who were on the runner-up squad that fell to the Red Bulls in overtime in last year’s finals in Houston.
In its first season in the Development Academy, Bethesda-Olney beat the Vancouver Whitecaps FC to win Group F with three wins by a margin of 15-5.
The Seattle Sounders FC won Group H and posted a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake AZ to give them 16 goals in three games and a perfect 3-0-0 record.
U-17/18 Quarterfinals (July 7 or 9):
Chivas USA at Bethesda-Olney
Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Acad. at Players Development Acad.
Montreal Impact FC at Seattle Sounders FC
Colorado Rush at FC Dallas