13 Feb Academy Recap: U-15s Defeat LA United Futbol Academy at Home
Academy Recap: U-15s Defeat LA United Futbol Academy at Home
February 13, 2019
The Barça Residency Academy U-15s defeated LA United Futbol Academy by a score of 4-2 on Saturday at Grande Sports World – Home of Barça Residency Academy in the academy’s sole game of the weekend.
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Barça Academy U-15 vs. LA United Futbol Academy
Paced by Diego Hernandez who scored two goals, the U-15s put together a solid performance on Saturday to defeat LA United Futbol Academy 4-2.
Barça Residency Academy pressured high up the field with intensity and commitment to winning the ball in the first half. The U-15s were rewarded with great goalscoring opportunities from their possession, patience and solid combination play from the middle of the field into the final third.
Barça Residency Academy opened the scoring in the 21st minute with a goal by Darian Castillo. Diego Hernandez scored his first goal of the day just seven minutes later (28′) and Barça Residency Academy entered halftime with a well-earned 2-0 lead.
Barça Residency Academy started the second half with the same tenacity they displayed in the first, extending their lead to 4-0 with goals by Phillie Villapudua (49′) and Diego Hernandes (60′).
Damien Fuentes was given a red card in the 66th minute and Barça Residency Academy conceded two closely scored goals (71′ and 75′) as they initially struggled to organize themselves being down a man.
The remainder game went without incident and the Barça Residency Academy U-15s earned their first win of 2019 with a convincing 4-2 win over LAUFA.
“We had a very good overall performance,” said coach Daniel Antunez. “The boys had been training in preparation for the game very well and the result was well deserved.”
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