GA Cup: U-17s and U-15s both earn important wins

GA Cup 2018 U-17s

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Whitecaps FC Academy teams won both match at Generation adidas Cup qualifiers in Salt Lake City on Saturday.


The U-17s played their first match at West Region qualifiers, defeating Portland Timbers 2-0 on goals from Emiliano Brienza and Amir Batyrev.

They’ll play their second match on Monday against the hosts Real Salt Lake.

Starting lineup vs. Portland Timbers
14.Chituru Odunze; 38.Naseeb Bains, 26.Gianfranco Facchineri, 33.Nathan Demian, 36.Brian Ananias; 43.Emiliano Brienza, 48.Paul Amedume, 30.Kamron Habibullah; 32.Brandon Cambridge, 27.Massud Habibullah, 42.Matteo de Brienne

GA Cup: U-17s and U-15s both earn important wins -

The U-15s responded from an opening defeat to San Jose Earthquakes with a 4-1 over LA Galaxy.

Jay Herdman scored twice, with goals also coming from Theo Afework and Matteo Campagna.

They’ll wrap-up the first round of their West Region qualifiers against Seattle Sounders FC on Monday.

Starting lineup vs. LA Galaxy
70.Marshall Herald; 68.Joshua Tome, 53.Luke Norman, 61.Joshué Ndakala, 62.Eric Kim; 49.Rohin Kapila, 55.Matteo Campagna, 66.Jay Herdman; 67.Joseph Pereira, 71.Theo Afework, 59.Yayo Mutombo