SECOND HALF SURGE FROM LEGENDS FC U-16/17 (CHINO, CALIF.) BLANKS NEW YORK CITY FC 4-0

BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. (April 10, 2018) - On the final day of features games from the inaugural U.S. Soccer Development Spring Showcase, there was no shortage of thrills and celebrations.

In the first slate of feature games streamed live on ussoccerda.com, the U.S. Soccer YouTube Channel and the Development Academy Facebook page, Southwest power Legends FC U-16/17 took down New York City FC 4-0 behind goals from Chloe Ragon and Lilli Rask, and a brace from Kayla Colbert. Each of the four goals came in the second half after neither team could find the back of the net in the first half.

Coming on as a substitute in the second half, Colbert found the first of her two goals in the 50th minute. After a pass intended for her was intercepted by a New York defender, Colbert quickly pounced on a heavy first touch, turned the corner breaking to the right side and riffled a shot to the near post and into the net. The goal marked the forward's third in Legends' three Spring Showcase games.

Two minutes later, the Chino, Calif. side was back on the attack, this time a lethal counter attack executed to perfection.

After intercepting a dangerous ball in her own penalty box, Legends FC midfielder Alex Day pushed an outlet pass upfield to Colbert. Taking a couple of quick touches to settle and survey the field, Colbert connected with Rask on a run down the left flank. Getting the attention of two New York defenders, Rask elected to cut inside to split the pair and lay off a pass for a hustling Ragon down the heart of the penalty box. Alone with just the goalkeeper standing in her way, Ragon left no doubt on her second touch, slamming the ball to left of the goalkeeper.

In the 65th minute, Rask added to her stat sheet with a goal of her own.

With the game out of reach and time winding down, the Southern California club finished their efforts with one last exclamation point, this time on a free kick opportunity. From just outside the top left corner of the 18-yard marker, Colbert took the attempt. As Colbert's teammates rushed on to her on dangerous cross, New York's goalie came off her line in an attempt to ensure the pass would not be headed in by the oncoming attack. Instead, the ball continued to creep its way all the way into the far side netting, giving Colbert her fourth goal at Bryan Park Soccer Complex.