It's a big week for the 'Caps youngest boys Residency teams. The U-15s are in Rotterdam, Netherlands, while the U-14s are in London, England. Both teams were in action today as they prepare to kick off tournament play this weekend.
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The U-15s got warmed up for the Rotterdam Cup with a pair of matches against competition from Japan.
15's Played Two Friendly's Today in Preparation for #RotterdamFootballCup— WFC Residency (@WFCResidency) March 29, 2018
1st Game vs #Sylphid FC (1-1 Draw) 2nd Game vs #Toyohashi FC (4-0 Win) @WhitecapsFC #vwfc Tournament Starts Saturday! pic.twitter.com/G99Cyzwy1O
The U-14s continued preparations for the West Ham United Football Cup, taking on English Premier League academy Watford FC on Thursday.
Blustery and rainy North London, home of @WatfordFC training grounds, have welcomed the U14s for warm-up. Kick-off is expected to be in the next 5-10 minutes. #VWFC vs #WFC #FeelsLikeHome pic.twitter.com/HsN3CXH01N— WFC Residency (@WFCResidency) March 29, 2018
The slick grass pitches of London have been quite the learning experience for the boys, causing an unusual number of slips for the group accustomed to the grippy artificial turf of #NSDC and the @WhitecapsFC training grounds. Still #VWFC 0-0 #WFC— WFC Residency (@WFCResidency) March 29, 2018
A sloppy touch in the defensive 3rd leads to a quick break and a strike off the @WatfordFC number 10 looked destined for the top corner. Not today! An acrobatic effort from Harrison Gough keeps the deficit at 1.— WFC Residency (@WFCResidency) March 29, 2018
Scrappy tackling in the middle of the pitch pops out to Thomas Budisa who drives at 2 defenders and tries to slip in the striker. In the process the @WatfordFC centre back was forced to try an interception but poked it into his own goal. #VWFC 1-1 #WFC— WFC Residency (@WFCResidency) March 29, 2018
Beautiful interplay after a great spell of possession for the @WhitecapsFC boys leads to a whipped delivery from Jarrod Smith and a header from Matteo Campagna strikes the base of the post.— WFC Residency (@WFCResidency) March 29, 2018
#MudBowl2018 has ended under thunderclouds and hailstones.— WFC Residency (@WFCResidency) March 29, 2018
A resilient effort in adverse and challenging conditions falls short for the young #Whitecaps The boys now head into the weekend and the West Ham U14 Cup with 5 matches over 2 days. #VWFC 1-2 #WFC #VWFCLondon2018