This weekend will be your final chance to see the Philadelphia Union Academy teams play at home in 2016.
The Union U18 and U16 teams will host Cedar Stars Academy at the Power Training Complex in Chester at noon and 2 p.m. while the U14s play Cedar Stars Academy at 1 p.m. followed by the U13 game at 3 p.m. at YSC Sports near King of Prussia. The U12s play TSF Academy at YSC Sports at 12:30 and 2 p.m.
The U18s are riding a five-game winning streak that has seen them outscore opponents 18-1. Forward Tiger Graham has scored eight of his nine goals during that span and goalkeeper Jahmali Waite has clean sheets in three straight matches. The team closes out the first half of the season with games against Real So Cal, Sporting Kansas City and Atlanta United in Lakewood Ranch, Florida from December 1-4.
The U16s are unbeaten in seven games after an opening weekend loss on the road to D.C. United. They’ve won back to back games against Richmond United and Bethesda SC. They’ll play Sacramento Republic, Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas City December 2-5 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida to close the first half of the season.
Aboubacar Camara will look to continue his blistering goal-scoring pace for the U14s in their game against Cedar Stars. He has 13 goals in 11 games this season to lead all scorers in the Academy above the U12 level. After losing three of their first four matches, the team has gone 6-1-0, including one-goal wins in their last three.
The U13s come in having outscored opponents 7-1 in back to back victories. Sean Bettenhausen had the game-winner last week while Mateo Infante scored the game-winner in a 3-0 win over Lehigh Valley United.