Residency Report: 'Caps get home results against SVSA and San Jose

Jefferson Alade 2017

Whitecaps FC Residency teams were in action on both Saturday and Sunday at the National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC), facing Silicon Valley Soccer Academy (SVSA) and San Jose Earthquakes.


The ‘Caps came out firing on Saturday with a 5-2 win over SVSA.

Jefferson Alade scored two goals, with the others coming from Theo Bair, Nikolas Papakriakopoulos, and Jalen Watson.

Lineup vs. SVSA
Trevor Schneider; Jake Ruby, Liam Robinson, Keenan Foley, Jalen Watson (Nikolas Papakriakopoulos 70’); Nicholas Fussell (Noah Verhoeven (60’), Andres Charles-Barrera, Anthony Caceres (Michael Baldisimo HT); Simon Stacey (Theo Bair HT), Jefferson Alade, Ethan Gopaul (Gabriel Escobar HT)
On Sunday the ‘Caps returned to the field with a 2-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes.
Theo Bair opened the scoring three minutes in on a build-up from Michael Baldisimo and Noah Verhoeven off of a short corner kick.
After San Jose tied it in the 30th minute, Bair then scored his second of the match in the 87th minute, heading in a cross from Baldisimo for the winner.
Lineup vs. San Jose
Thomas Hasal; Jake Ruby, Liam Robinson, Andres Charles-Barrera, Gabriel Escobar; Nicholas Fussell, Michael Baldisimo (Keenan Foley 85’), Noah Verhoeven; Georges Mukumbilwa (Gurman Sangha 70’), Jose Hernandez (Jefferson Alade 60’), Theo Bair
The U-17s started off with a 6-1 victory Saturday over SVSA.
The goals were scored by Keisean Brooks, Simon Colyn, Nikolas White, Patrick Rusczyk, Logan Chung, and Kyle Gomes.
Lineup vs. SVSA
Justyn Sandhu; T-boy Fayia (Deylen Vellios HT), Nikolas White, Owen McBride, Matteo de Brienne; Ali Zohar, Tristan Torresan, Simon Colyn (Logan Chung HT); Damiano Pecile, Patrick Ruszcyk (Yigal Bruk 60’), Keisean Brooks (Kyle Gomes HT)
The ‘Caps followed up with a 4-0 win over San Jose on Sunday.
Nikolas White opened the scoring, with Keisean Brooks then scoring two goals, and Damiano Pecile rounding things out.
Lineup vs. San Jose
Chituru Odunze; T-boy Fayia (Deylen Vellios 80’), Nikolas White, Christian Campagna, Christopher Lee; Ali Zohar, Chance Carter, Simon Colyn (Logan Chung 72’); Eryk Kobza (Damiano Pecile 72’), Patrick Ruszcyk (Yigal Bruk 60’), Keisean Brooks (Kyle Gomes 72’)
“Overall a good weekend from the boys,” U-17 head coach Adam Day told “There were some moments that we need to improve upon, but I feel the guys are starting to get close to the levels that we expect from them now, so all positive signs.”
The U-15s played to a 2-2 draw against SVSA on Saturday.
Frixos Petsas and Niko Sigur scored the goals.
Lineup vs. SVSA
Ben Alexander; Bhagvir Sidhu, Naseeb Bains, Juliano Campedelli, Lucas Hermans (Matteo Campagna 41’); Niko Sigur, Brandon Torresan (Dale Reas-Do 41’), Brian Ananias; Kam Habibullah, Isaac Milambo (Jaeden Mercure 41’), Frixos Petsas (Theo Afework 66’)
The Sunday match ended in a 4-1 defeat against San Jose. Kam Habibullah scored the goal for the ‘Caps.
Lineup vs. San Jose
Emil Gazdov; Bhagvir Sidhu, Naseeb Bains (Kyle Degelman 60’), Matteo Campagna (Lucas Hermans 51’); Niko Sigur (Junior Nkana Bassi 60’), Brandon Torresan, Dale Reas-Do (Jaeden Mercure 51’), Brian Ananias; Kam Habibullah, Isaac Milambo (Jaeden Mercure 41’), Eric White (Frixos Petsas 41’)
“Overall it was a very competitive weekend for us with both matches,” noted U-15 head coach James Merriman. “The group has worked hard over a busy couple of weeks and will now take a needed rest this weekend before getting back to work and preparing for our next games.”