Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 and U-16 teams hosted rivals Portland Timbers Academy in their second-to-last regular season matches on Saturday, continuing to gain momentum for the Academy Playoffs.
With the Northwest Division title already wrapped up, the U-18s kept their foot on the pedal with a 4-0 win against the Timbers.
Georges Mukumbilwa (pictured) led the way with two goals, while Noah Verhoeven and Alan Camacho scored the other two.
The U-16s also earned a 4-0 win over the Timbers, putting themselves in a position to capture the Northwest Division title in their final match.
Striker Jefferson Alade scored two goals, while midfielder Anthony Caceres and substitute Jacob Aulin added the others.
"A decent performance from the boys today," said U-16 head coach Adam Day. "We have been on an undeserving string of results lately, but it was important that we responded well today and we did that. We wanted to put ourselves in a position to compete for the division title when we go to Seattle on our last game of the season and we've done that."
Trevor Schneider; Jake Ruby (T-Boy Faiya 41’), Ali Zohar, Keenan Foley, Christopher Lee; Alessandro Hojabrpour, Anthony Caceres (Eryk Kobza 60’), Chance Carter (Jacob Aulin 65’); Gurman Sangha (Logan Chung 60’), Jefferson Alade (Keisean Brooks 60’), Jose Hernandez
Regular season finales
The ‘Caps conclude the regular season on Wednesday, May 31 when they travel across the border to face Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC Academy at Starfire Sports Field #11.