Whitecaps FC Residency teams were in Development Academy action over the weekend, with the U-17s and U-19s wrapping up the regular season as they head into the playoffs, while the U-15s put themselves in position to win the Northwest Division.
The U-19s and U-17s will now await the academy playoffs draw on Wednesday.
The U-19s earned a 4-1 win over Barca Academy on Saturday.
Simon Colyn recorded a hat-trick, while Jose Hernandez recorded the other.
On Sunday the ‘Caps chased down a first place finish in the Northwest Division as they faced Real Salt Lake.
Hernandez gave the team an early lead on a penalty kick, but a quick response from RSL three minutes later and another goal in the second half saw the ‘Caps fall 2-1.
The results see them finish in second place in the division standings.
On Saturday, the U-17s suffered a 1-0 defeat against Barca Academy.
A second half penalty kick was the difference.
On Sunday the ‘Caps responded with a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake.
Christopher Lee scored on a free kick from the edge of the box on 20 minutes, and Damiano Pecile converted a penalty kick in the dying minutes after Keisean Brooks was taken down in the box.
“Night and day in comparison to Saturday,” noted head coach Adam Day after the match. “We were hungry, determined, and we fought and competed all over the pitch. It was a great performance and a big boost going into the playoffs.”
The U-17s also finished in second place in the division.
The U-15 ‘Caps earned a 2-0 win against Barca Academy on Saturday.
Frixos Petsas scored both goals in the victory.
With the win, the U-15s remain in first place in the Northwest Division. They can claim the division title next weekend when they wrap-up their season against Seattle Sounders FC Academy.
“Good win for the group over a quality Barca side that plays a strong game,” said head coach James Merriman after Saturday’s match. “It wasn’t our best performance overall, but we are excited to prepare this week for Seattle, a great challenge for our final match.”