LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL - After a pair of victories over their MLS rivals, Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency fell 1-0 to Beachside SC on Sunday morning in their Development Academy Winter Showcase finale.
Beachside’s Austin DaSilva scored the game’s only goal on a 55th-minute corner kick.
“Sometimes you learn more about yourself when you lose a game,” said Whitecaps FC U-18 head coach Rich Fagan. “Today was a great learning experience, one the staff and players will use to develop our game. Overall it has been a positive week with some strong individual and team performances.”
Fagan’s side conclude the Winter Showcase with a 2W-1L-0D record, after defeating the DC United and Crew SC U-18 Academy teams 2-1 and 2-0, respectively. Gloire Amanda (Edmonton, AB) led the way for Vancouver with a pair of goals, increasing his team-leading tally to six goals in seven games.
Sunday’s match brings the calendar year to a close for the U-18s, who enter the break second in the Western Conference Northwest Division with a 6W-4L-2D record.
The U-16s, meanwhile, conclude the Winter Showcase on Monday vs. Kendall SC.
Whitecaps FC U-18 Starting XI vs. Beachside SC
Aidan Aylward; Nicolas Apostol (Terrell Smith 46’), Brendan Skinner, Jonas Hakkinen, Chris Guerreiro; Nicholas Fussell (Victory Shumbusho 65’), Andres Charles-Barrera, Noah Verhoeven (Patrick Metcalfe 65’); Georges Mukumbilwa (Terran Campbell 60’), Alan Camacho (Gloire Amanda 60’), Theo Bair