U-16s vs. Philly

U-18s and U-16s with all to play for after second day of Academy Playoffs

It was a day of mixed results for the 'Caps at the Academy Playoffs on Saturday, as both teams remain in contention to advance heading into the final group matches on Monday.


The U-18s held firm with a 0-0 draw against Dallas Texans.

Chances were few, but the 'Caps did have a couple, but could not produce a goal.

RSL tied Crew SC Academy 2-2 in the other Group H match of the day. The results leave the 'Caps tied with Real Salt Lake Academy at four points each heading into their encounter on Monday to conclude group play. Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. PT.

Real Salt Lake Academy 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2
Crew SC Academy 2 0 1 1 3 5 -2
Dallas Texans 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3
Scoring Summary
U-18 lineup vs. Dallas Texans
Thomas Hasal; Liam Robinson, Brendan Skinner, Jonas Hakkinen, Gabriel Escobar; Matthew Baldisimo (Andres Charles-Barrera 60'), Michael Baldisimo, Patrick Metcalfe (Nicholas Fussell 76'); Theo Bair (Georges Mukumbilwa 60'), Gloire Amanda (Alan Camacho 68'), Noah Verhoeven (Nicolas Apostol 76')


Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to Philadelphia Union in their second match of the Academy Playoffs on Saturday, but know there's all to play for heading into their final match.

Philadelphia opened the scoring in the fourth minute, finishing off a breakaway.

But the 'Caps responded 11 minutes later when Jose Hernandez was put through by Anthony Caceres for a breakaway of his own, finishing with a low shot for his third goal in two matches to draw the match level at 1-1.

On 31 minutes, the Blue and White took the lead when Ali Zohar jumped up to steal the ball, which was then slotted home by striker Jefferson Alade for his second goal in two matches.

The match turned on 35 minutes when defender Nikolas Papakriakopoulos was called for an apparent handball on the goal line, shown a red card and giving the Union a penalty kick, which they finished to tie the match 2-2.

Down a man, the 'Caps were in tough in the second half and conceded a second penalty kick in the 66th minute.

But Whitecaps FC would not give up and tied the match at 3-3 on 70 minutes when Chance Carter put in a loose ball.

However, late drama proved the difference as the Union scored with only a minute remaining to take a 4-3 win.

The U-16s play their final group match on Monday at 12:30 p.m. PT against LA Galaxy Academy. All four teams in the group are level on three points each after Houston Dynamo defeated LA Galaxy 4-2 in Saturday's other Group C match.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2
Philadelphia Union 2 1 1 0 5 5 0
Houston Dynamo 2 1 1 0 4 5 -1
LA Galaxy 2 1 1 0 4 5 -1
Scoring Summary
4’ – PHI
15' – VAN – Jose Hernandez (Anthony Caceres)
31 – VAN – Jefferson Alade (Ali Zohar)
36’ – PHI – (penalty kick)
66 – PHI – (penalty kick)
70 – VAN – Chance Carter 
79 – PHI
35' – VAN – Nikolas Papakriakopoulos
U-16 lineup vs. Philadelphia Union
Trevor Schneider; Jake Ruby, Daniel Kaiser (Keenan Foley 41'), Nikolas White, Nikolas Papakriakopoulos; Ali Zohar, Alessandro Hojabrpour (Chance Carter 62'), Anthony Caceres (T-Boy Faiya 52'); Gurman Sangha, Jefferson Alade (Keisean Brooks 52'), Jose Hernandez