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Academy teams split games in Montreal

The U-16s continued their dominate form with a 4-2 win, but the U-18s dropped their second straight to Montreal Impact on Saturday.

Derrick Amaniampong's 4th minute equalizer was as close as the Philadelphia Union U-18s would come in a 4-1 loss to Montreal on Saturday.

The hosting Impact opened the scoring just two minutes into the game with a goal from Ballou Tabla and added goals in the 34th minute from Heikel Jarras, the 56th minute from David Choiniere and the 90th minute from Bardreddine Boulajoul.

The loss was the second straight for the U-18 team, which is now in 5th place in the Atlantic Division standings, four points behind their next opponent, Bethesda-Olney, with a game in hand.

Amaniampong (who also goes by Derrick Jones) has six goals on the season, which is tied for the team lead with Mohamed Conde.

Conor Bradley, Shane Bradley, Oliver Calvo, Sebastian Elney, Tarik Gazko, Frederick Gil, Cameron Keys, Zach Perez, Auston Trusty and Johann Weatherly were also in the starting XI. Will Campbell, Kevin Carvalho, Mohamed Conde, Morgan Hackworth and John Schroeder came off the bench.

The U-18s have a shorter road trip this weekend to Rockville, Maryland, to take on Bethesday-Olney on Sunday, May 24, at 11 a.m.

U-16s

The U-16 team ran their win streak to 10 and kept pace with division leaders New York Red Bulls with a 4-2 win over Montreal on Saturday.

Jack Skahan opened the scoring in the 7th minute, but a pair of Montreal goals in the 21st and 23rd minutes put the hosts in the lead until Justin McMaster equalized in the 29th minute. Raheem Taylor-Parkes scored the go ahead goal in the 50th minute and McMaster added a second in the 80th minute.

The brace gave McMaster the team lead with 10 goals for the season. Tiger Graham is second on the team with 9 goals for the season.

Andrew Aprahamian, Robert Campbell, Joseph DeZart, Michael Kalpokas, Dawson McCartney, Mark McKenzie, McMaster, Matthew Real, Alexander Soto and Taylor-Parkes were in the starting XI. Colin Brezniak, Anthony Fontana, Rayshaun McGann and Max Silberg came off the bench.

Up next, the U-16s play Bethesda-Olney at 1:30 p.m. Sunday before returning home for a huge match-up with New York Red Bulls on Saturday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at YSC Sports.

U-14s

The U-14 team had the weekend off ahead of a 3:30 p.m. match Sunday at Bethesda-Olney.