U-19 huddle
Photo Credit: Stephanie Romero / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

BMO Academy Report: U-19s end season with comeback, U15s continue at showcase

OCEANSIDE, CA – Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy teams, part of the BMO Academy System, were back in action on Friday during the Development Academy Playoffs and Showcase.

U-19

The U-19s saw their second come to an end with a 1-1 comeback against second overall ranked Barca Academy.

After going down 1-0 in the second half, goalkeeper Evan Ince kept the 'Caps in it with a very late penalty kick save. Moments later, striker Thomas Raimbault scored an equalizer to end the year on a high note.

With the results, Michigan Wolves win Group E and advance to the quarterfinals.

Group E

 

W

L

D

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Michigan Wolves

2

0

1

6

4

+2

7

Barca Academy

1

0

2

4

3

+1

5

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

0

1

2

2

3

-1

2

Chargers SC

0

2

1

3

5

-2

1

 
The U-19s will now disperse, with some playing with the Whitecaps FC Development Squad, others heading off to play at university, and some getting set to return for the 2019-20 season.

Meanwhile the U-17s will play their third and final group stage match on Saturday against FC Dallas. The ‘Caps will need a victory to advance to the quarterfinals.

BOX SCORE

Starting XI vs. Barca Academy
Evan Ince; Gabriel Escobar, Jalen Watson, Cristian Campagna, Tboy Fayia; Ali Zohar, Chance Carter, Albert Kang, Vasco Fry; Thomas Raimbault, Jefferson Alade

U-15

After a 3-1 win over New York City FC on Thursday, the U-15s played for a second consecutive day in the end-of-season showcase as they took on Houston Dynamo.

Three first half goals for the Texas side resulted in a 3-0 defeat, though the young ‘Caps came back strong to put in a good second half performance.

Next up for the U-15s is a match against Concorde Fire at 11 a.m. PT on Sunday.

BOX SCORE

Starting XI vs. Houston Dynamo
Max Anchor; Sebastian Gomez, Carson Muter, Luke Norman, Joshua Tome; Matteo Campagna, Rohin Kapila, Jay Herdman; Joseph Pereira, Theo Afework, Yayo Mutombo
 
For more information on the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System, visit whitecapsfc.com/academy.
 
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