QUARTERFINAL SPOTS UP FOR GRABS ON FRIDAY IN U-18/19 PLAYOFFS

By Jeremy Reid on June 21, 2018

It all comes down to Friday at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs, where the U-18/19 quarterfinalists will be decided as group play comes to a close. The qualification drama will take center stage as the third and final group stage games will be played on adjacent fields. This season, the advancing teams will remain on-site in Oceanside to compete in the knockout round quarterfinals June 25-26 with the winners advancing to Kansas City for the 2018 Academy Championships July 8-10.

Friday Feature Games Announced

Two spots in the quarterfinals will be directly decided in feature games, streamed live on ussoccerda.com, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Facebook page and the U.S. Soccer YouTube Channel. In the day's first feature game, Real Salt Lake will face Baltimore Armour in Group A at 1:30 p.m., while New York Red Bulls will meet Crew SC Academy in the second feature game out of Group F at 4 p.m.



Group A Scenarios

Just two teams remain alive in Group A, meeting in the first feature game of the day. Real Salt Lake, the number six overall seed, can advance to the quarterfinals with a win or a draw while Baltimore Armour, seeded second in the group, would advance with a victory. Orlando City SC and BW Gottschee Academy will meet in in the other game in Group A, both teams have already been eliminated.

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Real Salt Lake U-18/19

2

2

0

0

6

7

4

3

Baltimore Armour U-18/19

2

1

0

1

4

2

1

1

Orlando City SC U-18/19

2

0

1

1

1

3

4

-1

BW Gottschee Academy U-18/19

2

0

2

0

0

2

5

-3

Group B Scenarios

Three teams remain in the running in Group B where LA Galaxy and Atlanta United are each on four points and Montreal Impact have three points after the opening two games. LA Galaxy will meet Houston Dynamo, the only team eliminated team in the group, on Friday while Atlanta United will face the Montreal Impact.

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts

GF

GA

GD

LA Galaxy U-18/19

2

1

0

1

4

5

1

4

Atlanta United FC U-18/19

2

1

0

1

4

5

2

3

Montreal Impact FC U-18/19

2

1

1

0

3

6

5

1

Houston Dynamo U-18/19

2

0

2

0

0

2

10

-8

Group C Scenarios

In Group C, Oakwood Soccer Club and Sockers FC each have a chance to reach the quarterfinals with Oakwood Soccer Club currently topping the group with six points and Sockers FC currently on three points. Oakwood Soccer Club, the overall 32nd seed, will advance with a win or draw against Seattle Sounders FC while Sockers FC will need a win over Weston FC to keep any hopes of advancing alive.

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Oakwood Soccer Club U-18/19

2

2

0

0

6

4

1

3

Sockers FC U-18/19

2

1

1

0

3

4

4

0

Weston FC U-18/19

2

0

1

1

1

1

2

-1

Seattle Sounders FC U-18/19

2

0

1

1

1

2

4

-2

Group D Scenarios

Vancouver Whitecaps FC, seeded 10th overall, has a strong lead Group D with six points and will advance to the quarterfinals with a win or a draw in its final group stage game against Pateadores, who has already been eliminated with one point. New England Revolution enters Friday with three points and needs a win over Crew SC Academy Wolves, who has been eliminated, to have any chance to reach the quarterfinals.

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18/19

2

2

0

0

6

8

2

6

New England Revolution U-18/19

2

1

1

0

3

6

9

-3

Pateadores U-18/19

2

0

1

1

1

7

8

-1

Crew SC Academy Wolves U-18/19

2

0

1

1

1

4

6

-2

Group E Scenarios

New York City FC is in control of its own destiny in Group E. New York City FC, seeded second in the group and 13th overall, has six points to lead the group and will face FC Dallas, who has three points, in its final game of group play. Saint Louis FC Academy, who also has three points, still has a chance to advance and will face the group's only eliminated team, Sacramento Republic FC, in its final game.

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts

GF

GA

GD

New York City FC U-18/19

2

2

0

0

6

8

1

7

FC Dallas U-18/19

2

1

1

0

3

2

2

0

Saint Louis FC Academy U-18/19

2

1

1

0

3

3

4

-1

Sacramento Republic FC U-18/19

2

0

2

0

0

0

6

-6

Group F Scenarios

A matchup between New York Red Bulls and Crew SC Academy will determine the winner of Group F. The top overall seed, New York Red Bulls enters the contest with six points and will win the group with a win or a draw while Crew SC Academy, seeded second in the group and 14th overall, has four points and will need a victory to reach the quarterfinals. Sporting Kansas City and Kendall SC, both already eliminated, will meet in the other final group game in Group F.

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts

GF

GA

GD

New York Red Bulls U-18/19

2

2

0

0

6

3

1

2

Crew SC Academy U-18/19

2

1

0

1

4

7

3

4

Sporting Kansas City U-18/19

2

0

1

1

1

2

3

-1

Kendall SC U-18/19

2

0

2

0

0

2

7

-5

Group G Scenarios

Just two clubs have an opportunity to advance from Group G, with Crossfire Premier currently leading the group with six points and is in good position to advance. Crossfire Premier, seeded first in the group and seventh overall, will reach the quarterfinals with a win or a draw in its final game against already eliminated North Carolina FC Youth. Nomads SC has three points and enters the final game of group play needing a win against also eliminated Players Development Academy to have any chance of advancing to the quarterfinals.

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Crossfire Premier U-18/19

2

2

0

0

6

7

1

6

Nomads SC U-18/19

2

1

1

0

3

1

4

-3

Players Development Academy U-18/19

2

0

1

1

1

2

4

-2

North Carolina FC Youth U-18/19

2

0

1

1

1

1

2

-1

Group H Scenarios

Philadelphia Union and Portland Timbers each have four points and Shattuck - Saint Mary's has three points as all three clubs have a chance to reach the quarterfinals in Group H. Philadelphia Union, seeded third overall and at the top of Group H, will meet Colorado Rapids, the only team in the group already eliminated, while Portland Timbers, seeded third in the group, will face Shattuck-Saint Mary's, the fourth seed in the group and 29th overall, with no team in full control of its own destiny.

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Philadelphia Union U-18/19

2

1

0

1

4

4

1

3

Portland Timbers U-18/19

2

1

0

1

4

3

2

1

Shattuck - Saint Mary's U-18/19

2

1

1

0

3

1

3

-2

Colorado Rapids U-18/19

2

0

2

0

0

1

3

-2