SATURDAY'S FINAL GAMES OF GROUP PLAY TO DECIDE U-16/17 QUARTERFINALISTS

By Jeremy Reid on June 23, 2018

The third, and final, games of group play in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-16/17 Playoffs will take place on Saturday with eight spots in the knockout round quarterfinals up for grabs. The winners of each group will remain in Oceanside and square off on June 26 with the quarterfinal winners advancing to Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo., for the 2018 Academy Championships, July 8-10.

TWO SATURDAY FEATURE GAMES ANNOUNCED

The two feature games in the final round of group play, which will be streamed live on ussoccerda.com, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Facebook page and the U.S. Soccer YouTube Channel, have been announced. In the first feature game, Sockers FC will meet Weston FC in Group B at 1:30 p.m. PT. The second feature game will be the Hudson River Derby as New York Red Bulls and New York City FC clash in Group G at 4 p.m. PT.



GROUP A SCENARIOS

Real Salt Lake and Atlanta United FC will meet to determine the quarterfinalist out of Group A. Real Salt Lake, seeded second in the group and ninth overall, has six points and will move on with a win or a draw while Atlanta United FC, the group's top-seed and fifth overall, needs a victory to reach the quarterfinals. Vardar and BW Gottschee Academy will meet in the other game in the group, both teams are already eliminated.

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Real Salt Lake

2

2

0

0

6

9

3

6

Atlanta United FC

2

1

0

1

4

2

1

1

Vardar

2

0

1

1

1

2

7

-5

BW Gottschee Academy

2

0

2

0

0

2

4

-2

GROUP B SCENARIOS

Fourth overall seed Sockers FC and Weston FC, seeded 12th overall and second in Group B, will decide the winner of the group when they meet on Saturday. Both teams are on six points but Sockers FC has a better goal differential, meaning Sockers FC will advance with a win or a draw while Weston FC will only advance with a victory. Oakwood Soccer Club and Baltimore Armour have already been eliminated in Group B.

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Sockers FC

2

2

0

0

6

6

2

4

Weston FC

2

2

0

0

6

5

2

3

Oakwood Soccer Club

2

0

2

0

0

2

5

-3

Baltimore Armour

2

0

2

0

0

2

6

-4

GROUP C SCENARIOS

Seattle Sounders FC, the number two overall seed, is in pole position to advance from Group C as it currently leads the group on six points. A win or draw against Pateadores, who is still alive with three points, will guarantee Seattle Sounders FC a spot in the quarterfinals. Sporting Kansas City has three points and also still has an outside chance to move on (-11 goal differential), it will face already eliminated Concorde Fire in the final group game.

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Seattle Sounders FC

2

2

0

0

6

10

2

8

Pateadores

2

1

1

0

3

4

5

-1

Sporting Kansas City

2

1

1

0

3

5

8

-3

Concorde Fire

2

0

2

0

0

2

6

-4

GROUP D SCENARIOS

The quarterfinal spot from Group D will be determined in the matchup between Sacramento Republic FC and Colorado Rapids. Both on six points, Sacramento Republic FC, seeded 11th overall and second in the group, can advance with a win or draw while Colorado Rapids, the group's top seed and sixth overall, needs a victory to reach the quarterfinals. Crew SC Academy Wolves faces San Diego Surf in the other contest in Group D, but both teams are eliminated from quarterfinal contention.

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Sacramento Republic FC

2

2

0

0

6

3

0

3

Colorado Rapids

2

2

0

0

6

4

2

2

Crew SC Academy Wolves

2

0

2

0

0

2

4

-2

San Diego Surf

2

0

2

0

0

0

3

-3

GROUP E SCENARIOS

In Group E, top-seeded and seventh overall, Montreal Impact FC is well-placed to advance to the quarterfinals, leading the group with six points. Montreal Impact FC will face already eliminated Saint Louis FC Academy and will clinch a quarterfinal spot with a win or draw. Players Development Academy has three points and is still mathematically alive, PDA will play eliminated Carolina Rapids in its final game.

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Montreal Impact FC

2

2

0

0

6

7

4

3

Players Development Academy

2

1

1

0

3

7

5

2

Carolina Rapids

2

0

1

1

1

2

4

-2

Saint Louis FC Academy

2

0

1

1

1

2

5

-3

GROUP F SCENARIOS

All four teams in Group F still have a chance to move on with Crew SC Academy in the best position, leading the group with four points. Crew SC Academy, seeded fourth in the group and 26th overall, can clinch a quarterfinal spot with a victory when they meet the group's third seed, and 20th overall, Chargers Soccer Club, who has one point, in the final group stage game. FC Dallas, the top overall seed in the U-16/17 Playoffs, has three points and will face LA Galaxy, who has two points, in the other game in Group F, with both teams needing a victory and help to reach the quarterfinals.

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Crew SC Academy

2

1

0

1

4

4

3

1

FC Dallas

2

1

1

0

3

2

1

1

LA Galaxy

2

0

0

2

2

4

4

0

Chargers Soccer Club

2

0

1

1

1

1

3

-2

GROUP G SCENARIOS

New York Red Bulls and New York City FC each have six points and will battle on the stadium field to determine the quarterfinalist from Group G. That game will streamed live on ussoccerda.com. Third overall seed New York Red Bulls will move on with a win or a draw while the group's second seed, and 15th overall, New York City FC will need a win to clinch the quarterfinal spot. Houston Dynamo and North Carolina FC Youth will meet in the other game in Group G, with both teams already eliminated.

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

New York Red Bulls

2

2

0

0

6

8

2

6

New York City FC

2

2

0

0

6

5

1

4

Houston Dynamo

2

0

2

0

0

2

7

-5

North Carolina FC Youth

2

0

2

0

0

1

6

-5

GROUP H SCENARIOS

Barca Academy, seeded third in Group H and 19th overall, leads the way in its group on six points and will advance to the knockout quarterfinals with a win or draw against Orlando City SC. The Florida-based club has four points and will earn the quarterfinal spot with a win over Barca Academy while Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Philadelphia Union meet in the other game in Group H with both clubs eliminated from advancing.

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Barca Academy

2

2

0

0

6

3

0

3

Orlando City SC

2

1

0

1

4

3

1

2

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

2

0

1

1

1

1

2

-1

Philadelphia Union

2

0

2

0

0

0

4

-4