D.C.-Carmel set for U-17/18 final

D.C. United will meet Carmel United in Thursday's U-17/18 championship match at U.S. Soccer Development Academy's  Finals Week being held at the Home Deport Center (TV: ESPN Classic, live, 7 pm PT10 pm ET).

D.C. defeated PDA, 5-1, getting a pair of goals from Michael Funes and Chris Hegngi, to jump from third to first place in Group 2 when Real Colorado fell to CASL Chelsea FC Academy, 2-0.

Andy Najar chipped in with his fourth goal of Finals Week for the MLS academy team.

Carmel, last year's U-15/16 champion, clinched the Group 1 title with a 3-3 tie with the IMG Soccer Academy.

IMG needed to win in order to over the Indiana club and it stormed out to a 2-0 lead before Carmel came back.

Substitute Austin Oldham made an immediate impact for Carmel, scoring in the 35th minute. In the second half, Matthew Sanner twice scored on passes from Harrison Petts.

GROUP 1
July 10
Carmel United 1 FC Greater Boston 0
Carmel -- Wignot (Vollmer) 9

Dallas Texans 1 IMG Soccer Academy  1
Texans -- Doyle 6
IMG -- Acevedo 20
Red Card: Texans -- Garnett 68.

July 12
IMG Soccer Academy 2 FC Greater Boston 1
FCGB -- Rugg 66
IMG -- Calzadilla 69   
IMG -- Calzadilla 82

Carmel United 1 Dallas Texans 0
Carmel -- Kotlov 13

July 14
FC Greater Boston 4 Dallas Texans 2
FCGB -- Rugg (Prozeller) 4
FCGB -- Pettiglio 13
Texans -- Barnes 27
FCGB -- Rugg (Prozeller) 53
FCGB -- Gyasi (Cantave) 76
Texans -- Barnes (Wise)  83

Carmel United 3 IMG Soccer Academy 3
IMG -- Ontiveros (Calzadilla) 7
IMG -- Ocejo (Calzadilla) 32
CAR -- Oldham 38
CAR -- Sanner (Petts) 67
CAR -- Sanner (Petts) 81
IMG -- Medina 86

Final Standings:
TEAM W L T GF GA P
Carmel United 2 0 1 5 3 7
IMG Soccer Acad. 1 0 2 6 5 5
FC Greater Boston 1 2 0 6 4 3
Dallas Texans 0 2 1 3 6 1

GROUP 2
July 10
Real Colorado 2 PDA 2
PDA -- Renna (unassisted) 37
PDA -- Finley (Bramall)  43
Real -- Kemp (penalty) 45+
Real -- Portillos (Venter) 90

D.C. United 3 CASL Chelsea FC Academy 1

DCU -- Najar 1
DCU -- Najar 7
DCU -- Najar (Hegngi) 29
CASL -- Babington 83

July 12
Real Colorado 1 D.C. United 0
Real -- Rossi (Venter) 72

PDA 3 CASL Chelsea FC Academy 1
CASL -- Garner  5
PDA -- Rosero  7
PDA -- Rosero 19
PDA -- Gorskie 31
Red cards: PDA -- Rosero 48; CASL -- Root 57.

July 14
CASL Chelsea FC Academy 2 Real Colorado 0
CASL -- Murphy 69
CASL -- Murphy 78

D.C. United 5 PDA 1
DCU -- Funes 27
PDA -- Gorskie 46
DCU -- Hegngi 50
DCU -- Funes 64
DCU-- Hegngi 66
DCU -- Najar  72

Final Standings:
TEAM W L T GF GA P
D.C. United 2 1 0 8 3 6
Real Colorado 1 1 1 3 4 4
PDA 1 1 1 6 8 4
CASL Chelsea Acad. 1 2 0 4 6 3

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