Youth: NYCFC and Solar FC claim Boys DA national titles

NYCFC repeated as U-18/19 U.S. Soccer Development Academy champion thanks to a 2-1 win over FC Dallas while North Texas club Solar FC lifted the U-16/17 crown with a shootout win over the Georgia's Concorde Fire.

Six minutes after NYCFC goalkeeper Alex Rando saved a ninth-minute penalty, Velkjo Petkovic struck to give NYCFC a 1-0 lead. Jonathan Jimenez, who scored in NYCFC's 2-0 semifinal win over Chicago Sockers FC and did prep on Petkovic's strike, scored what would be the gamewinner in the 63rd minute. FC Dallas' goal, by Beni Redzic, came late in stoppage time.

FINAL
Wednesday, July 10
U-18/19 NYCFC 2 FC Dallas 1 (Petkovic 15, Jimenez 63; Redzic 94+1)

SEMIFINALS
Monday, July 8
U-18/19 FC Dallas 2 Saint Louis FC 0. (Tessman 52, 81.)
-- NYCFC 2 Sockers FC 0 (Jasson 13, Jimenez 75.)


The U-16/17 final ended scoreless after regulation time. Solar FC's Grant McCarty scored in the third minute of overtime but Chase Oliver equalized for the Concorde Fire to send the game to a shootout. Solar goalkeeper Chris Edward's two saves paved the way to his team's 4-2 win from the mark.

FINAL
Wednesday, July 10
U-16/17 Solar SC 1 Concorde Fire 1 (PKs, 4-2) (McCarty 93; Oliver 103)

SEMIFINALS
Monday, July 8
U-16/17 Concorde Fire 2 DeAnza Force 1 (Ramirez 9, 61; Mallett 31.)
-- Solar SC 3 LA Galaxy 2 (Sparks 8, Nee 12, O'Donnell 80; Ochoa 51, Molina 71.)

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All-time Boys Development Academy Champions

U-15
2019 Toronto FC

U-16/17
2018 Solar SC
2018
Seattle Sounders
U-15/16
2017
Atlanta United
2016
FC Dallas
2015
FC Dallas
2014
LA Galaxy
2013
Real Salt Lake AZ
2012
New York Red Bulls
2011
LA Galaxy
2010
Chicago Fire
2009
Derby County Wolves**
2008
Carmel United*

U-18/19
2019
New York City FC
2018
New York City FC
U-17/18

2017 Texans SC Houston
2016
FC Dallas
2015 Chicago Fire
2014 PDA
2013 New York Red Bulls
2012 FC Dallas
2011 Pateadores
2010 Vardar SC
2009 Carmel United*
2008 Baltimore Bays
* Now Indiana Fire. ** Now Crew Soccer Academy Wolves.

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