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LA Galaxy Academy and PDA win age group titles
by Paul Kennedy, July 20th, 2014 1:54AM

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[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] The LA Galaxy Academy got goals from Dylan Smith and Juan Orozco to beat 2013 champion Real Salt Lake AZ, 2-0, and win the 2014 Development Academy under-15/16 championship. It was the second U-15/16 title for the Galaxy academy and the fifth in a row by an MLS team.

U-15/16 Champions:
2014: LA Galaxy
2013: Real Salt Lake AZ
2012: New York Red Bulls
2011: Chicago Fire
2010: LA Galaxy
2009: Derby County Wolves
2008: Carmel United

Smith broke the deadlock after  25 minutes, tapping home the rebound after defender Alex Ramos' shot had deflected off Real Salt Lake’s post.

Development Academy:
Semifinals: Report
Quarterfinals: U-17/18 Report | U-15/16 Report

In the 51st minute, Orozco collected a ball cleared away by RSL AZ off a corner kick just inside the 18 before volleying it into the top of the net.

U.S. U-17 Elijah Rice, who has missed Thursday's semifinal while serving a red card suspension, scored one goal and assisted on goals by Kendall Stork and Amit Tal to lead Chicago Magic PSG to a 3-0 win over Irvine (Calif.) Strikers FC in the U-15/16 third-place game.

U-17/18 FINAL. Brian White scored one goal and set up Ryan Peterson for the second goal to lead New Jersey's PDA to a 2-0 win over first-year academy team Bethesda-Olney in the under-17/18 championship at StubHub Center.

White, who will attend Duke in the fall, scored his eighth of the postseason and 28th of the season. The title was the first Development Academy championship for PDA.

Fabio Morelli scored in the third minute of stoppage time to give the Montreal Impact a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas in a back-and-forth third-place game in the under-17/18 age group. over FC Dallas. Oscar Romero twice put FC Dallas ahead, but the Impact got equalizers from Mitchel Bringolf and Alexander Kulic to set up the game-winner from Morelli.

U-17/18 Champions:
2014: PDA
2013:
New York Red Bulls
2012: FC Dallas
2011: Pateadores
2010: Vardar SC
2009: Carmel United
2008: Baltimore Bays


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