U-15s TAKE CENTER STAGE IN SECOND DAY OF FEATURE GAMES

Day two of feature games at the Spring Showcase will focus on the U-15 age group, as both Washington Spirit- Baltimore Armour and Lonestar are looking to make late season surges to cement a place in the playoffs. Meanwhile, the San Jose Earthquakes and Cincinnati Development Academy will look to show viewers why they are the toasts of their respective divisions.

1:15 ET - U-15 - Lonestar SC vs. Washington Spirit- Baltimore Armour

Lonestar registered a 1-0 win over Placer United on Friday to start the showcase in fine form. Mallory Allen's game winner gave her two goals in her last three appearances while front line partner Ella Eggleston has an astonishing 14 goals in just 15 games played this season. Head coach Wes Schevers believes most of the blemishes on Lonestar's record are due to self-inflicted wounds and that if his side can clean things up, it could be a title contender. His players now have the perfect platform to prove him right.

Washington Spirit- Baltimore Armour also opened the Showcase with a victory on Friday, 3-2 over the Michigan Jaguars. It's no surprise that Cate Shepherd was on the scoresheet with the game-winning goal. Shepherd now has 26 goals in 23 games to sit sixth in the Academy in scoring. Her fellow forwards are beginning to hit their stride as Taylor Jendrek now has a goal in each of her last two games and Asia Minor doubled her season total with a brace in a 5-1 win just before the team left for the Showcase.

Based on the firepower each team possesses, the day could start off with an old-fashioned shootout.

3:30 ET - U-15 - San Jose Earthquakes vs. Cincinnati Development Academy

The San Jose Earthquakes are undefeated with an Academy-best record of 23-0-3. Their success is based on the best offense in the nation, with 96 goals scored, and the country's second-best defense, with just 14 goals conceded. It may only be year two, but Andres Deza's San Jose teams already have a reputation for playing a tiki-taka style that can be mesmerizing at times. When the Earthquakes are at the top of their game, it's a spectacle to behold.

The Cincinnati Development Academy is coming off a 3-2 win over LA Galaxy San Diego on Friday and is looking to add another California team to its list of victims. Four players have scored 11 or more goals this season while their defense, tied for fifth-best in the Academy, has kept 10 clean sheets this season.

With two teams in first place that carry top offenses and top defenses into the Showcase, something's got to give.