OCEANSIDE, CA – Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-19 Residency opened the 2018 Academy Playoffs with a 5-1 victory against fellow MLS counterparts New England Revolution Academy on Monday.
Nicholas Fussell opened the scoring, Theo Bair recorded a hat-trick, and Jefferson Alade rounded things out. Thomas Hasal earned the win in net after making his return from a broken hand.
The 'Caps currently sit in first place in Group D after Pateadores and Crew SC Wolves Academy played to a 3-3 draw in the other group match of the day. Only the first place team from each four-team group will advance to the quarterfinals.
On Tuesday the U-17s play their first match as they face Barca Academy at 4 p.m. PT. The U-19s are then back in action on Wednesday vs. Crew SC Academy Wolves.
U-19 lineup vs. New England Revolution
23.Thomas Hasal; 2.Jake Ruby, 6.Keenan Foley, 18.Andres Charles-Barrera, 52.Gabriel Escobar; 7.Georges Mukumbilwa (8.Anthony Caceres 86'), 21.Michael Baldisimo (3.Nikolas Papakriakopoulos 73'), 12.Nicholas Fussell (17.Gurman Sangha 86'); 45.Simon Colyn (9.Jefferson Alade 56'), 14.Theo Bair (29.Simon Stacey 86'), 11.Jose Hernandez