Union Academy Stays Unbeaten
The records of all three Union academy stayed unblemished after 3 weeks of action. The U18s needed a lone goal from Zachary Zandi to defeat New Jersey SA 1-0. Zandi leads the U18s with 4 goals this season. After 4 matches, the U18s have yet to concede a goal.
Kevin Carvalho scored a brace to lead the U16s to a 2-1 win over NJSA U16s, and the U13s trounced Soccer Association of Columbia 11-0. All three squads return to the YSC Sports Complex this Saturday for their toughest test of the season, Baltimore Bays Chelsea. Baltimore's U16 and U18 squads are both undefeated.
Danny Barbir signs with Manchester City Youth Academy
Danny Barbir,a former member of the Philadelphia Union academy and PDA (Players Development Academy), has signed a youth contract with English giants Manchester City. Although no press release has been released by Manchester City, Danny Barbir has added "Manchester City Player" to his Twitter profile. The Union reportedly tried hard to bring the 6'3" 15 year old defender into the academy, but Barbir received interest from several big European clubs early this summer.