MARQUEE MATCH-UPS HIGHLIGHT DAY 4 OF SPRING SHOWCASE

1:15 - U-15 - Tophat vs. LA Galaxy San Diego

The Spring Showcase produces another top-ten U-15 match-up as Tophat (currently fourth in the Academy) squares off against LA Galaxy San Diego (currently sixth in the Academy).

Tophat is coming off a huge 1-0 win, handing Real Colorado its first loss of the season. Evelyn Shores was the hero, managing to breach the back-line of the best defense in the Academy in just the first minute of the game. The Atlanta-based club has yet to get a goal from Victoria Dellaperuta in Colorado, but that doesn't mean LA Galaxy San Diego can relax. Dellaperuta has 27 goals in 23 games played and will look to get back on target before leaving Colorado.

LA Galaxy San Diego had a rough start to the showcase with a 3-2 loss to the Cincinnati Development Academy but recovered well with a 2-1 victory over New York City FC. While Tophat played yesterday, Galaxy had the day off to recover. Despite the altitude, long grass and high winds in Colorado, head coach Michael Duggan is loving the challenge. He enjoyed watching his girls make adjustments from game one to game two and he is confident his players will not only be presented with new problems to solve against Tophat, but that they have the mentality and the drive to solve them.

3:30 - U-16/17 - Charlotte Soccer Academy v. Beach FC

Charlotte Soccer Academy is flying high following a 3-0 win against Oakwood Soccer Club to kick off the Spring Showcase. Emily Morris struck twice while Sydney Minarik also found the back of the net to make her the team's leading scorer with nine goals on the season. Coming into the Showcase, Mark Thornton's side had been working hard to ensure it was more efficient converting chances. Another result like the opener will prove to Thornton that his practices do indeed make perfect.

Beach FC is looking to rebound after a 3-1 loss to FC Dallas in its Showcase opener. The club from Long Beach is no stranger to bouncing back however, and will look for Emma Egizii to pull the strings in midfield. The Youth National Team player has excellent vision and will look for Mmasiolu Gamero (15 goals) and Drew Coomans (10) to get on the end of her passes. Should there be no opportunities to break through the center, Egizii can look to the flanks, where Gabriela Collatos and Aasha McLyn are often gliding forward.

With points that count towards the regular season standings at stake, it's all to play for in what should be a very evenly-matched encounter