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Residency Report: 'Caps U-16s win twice on California trip

Whitecaps FC Residency were back in action in the Development Academy this past weekend, traveling to California to take on Real So Cal and Arsenal FC.
 
U-18
 
The U-18 ‘Caps came away with a defeat and a draw.
 
On Saturday they fell 3-2 at Real So Cal with goals from Nicholas Fussell and Connor Glennon.
 
Lineup vs. Real So Cal
Aidan Aylward; Christopher Guerreiro, Jonas Hakkinen, Joel Harrison, Terrell Smith; Noah Verhoeven (Victory Shumbusho 62’), Patrick Metcalfe (Andres Charles-Barrera 51’), Georges Mukumbilwa (Connor Glennon 51’); Nicolas Apostol, Alan Camacho (Theo Bair 75’), Terran Campbell
 
On Sunday the ‘Caps were back on the field against Arsenal FC, playing to a 0-0 draw.
 
Lineup vs. Arsenal FC
Thomas Hasal; Nicolas Apostol, Jonas Hakkinen, Joel Harrison, Terrell Smith; Patrick Metcalfe (Nicholas Fussell 46’), Andres Charles-Barrera, Victory Shumbusho (Noah Verhoeven 81’); Ethan Gopaul (Georges Mukumbilwa 58’), Theo Bair (Alan Camacho 69’), Connor Glennon (Terran Campbell 58’)
 
U-16
 
With a number of players returning from national team duty, the U-16s responded to defeat in their previous match with a 3-0 victory over Real So Cal.
 
Striker Jose Hernandez led the way with a hat-trick, which included a penalty kick as captain Alessandro Hojabropur volunteered the opportunity to his teammate to allow him to complete the trifecta.
 
“A good response from the boys,” noted U-16 head coach Adam Day. “It was a dominant display from start to finish. Credit to Jose on his hat-trick, but overall the boys were excellent and created many good opportunities while also being very assured at the back.”
 
Lineup vs. Real So Cal
Evan Ince; Jake Ruby (Eryk Kobza 72’), Daniel Kaiser, Nikolas White, Gabriel Escobar; Anthony Caceres (Keisean Brooks 55’), Alessandro Hojabrpour, Ali Zohar; Jose Hernandez (T-Boy Faiya 55’), Jefferson Alade (Jacob Aulin 65’), Gurman Sangha (Nikolas Papakryiakopoulos 55’)
 
Sunday saw another strong performance with a 3-1 win over Arsenal FC. Hernandez added two more goals to his total, with the other goal coming courtesy of Jefferson Alade.
 
“It was another solid performance,” Day told whitecapsfc.com. “It’s always tough with back-to-back game days, and the heat was very hard on the boys, but they took care of business in the first half with three goals and managed the game well after that. Overall, a satisfying end to the weekend.”
 
Lineup vs. Arsenal FC
Trevor Schneider, Nikolas White, Andrew Peat, Gabriel Escobar; Ali Zohar (Keisean Brooks HT), Alessandro Hojabrpour, Anthony Caceres (Eryk Kobza 70’); Jose Hernandez (Jacob Aulin 60’), Jefferson Alade (Nikolas Papakryiakopoulos HT), Gurman Sangha (T-Boy Faiya HT)
 
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