Tonny Temple had a hat trick, Marcelo Mazzola scored four goals playing back down with his age group and Patrick Bohui had a brace to lead their respective Philadelphia Union Academy teams to shutout wins over local rival Continental FC last Saturday.
Continental’s U13 team was able to score a 1-0 win thanks to a Jaden Francis goal in the 26th minute, but the three older age groups were all shut out by 4-0 score lines at the U19, U17 and U14 and 3-0 at the U15 level.
The score lines don’t tell the full story though as the rivalry between the two development partners is always a hard fought contest between players very familiar with each other and who in some cases are former teammates and classmates at YSC Academy.
Tonny Temple opened the scoring under the lights at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken in U19 game with a clever chip over former Union goalkeeper Eoin Gawronski off an assist from Leo Afonso, who doubled the lead before halftime. Temple, who recently verbally committed to NC State, added two more goals in the second half and Brady McSwain recorded the clean sheet. Temple leads the U19s with five goals in five games while Afonso’s goal was his first in a league game since joining the academy from Boca United in Florida.
Bohui doubled his goal total for the season in league play with a first half brace in the U17 team’s 4-0 win. His first came three minutes after Aboubacar Camara opened the scoring in the 12th minute with his third of the season. Willy Burnett added the fourth goal on a counter attack in the 82nd minute with the Union down a man from Jack de Vries sending off for a second yellow in the 73rd minute.
The Union U15s scored all three goals in the second half with Zion Scarlett opening the scoring just after halftime and Myles Culley and Sawyer Koza adding five minutes apart before the hour mark of the game. Logan Gildea played all 80 minutes in goal to record the clean sheet.
Several regulars for the U15s were either not in the squad (Jackson Gilman, Brandan Craig and Nelson Pierre) or didn’t feature in the match (Million Evans). Safiyy Harris made his U15 debut in the starting lineup.
Mazzola made his fourth appearance of the season for the U14s (he’s appeared three times up with the U15s) and scored four times before the half-hour mark. He now has six goals in seven games between the two teams after finding the back of the net 23 times in 24 appearances between the U13 and U14 teams last season.
The U19 and U17 teams are off this weekend ahead of games against the New York Red Bulls slated for the Power Training Complex in Chester on November 3rd.
The U13 and U14 teams are away at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Showcase in North Carolina. The U13s are playing New York City FC today and Atlanta United and Concorde Fire tomorrow while the U14s play Southern Soccer Academy and Queen City Mutiny on Sunday and New England Revolution and New York City FC on Monday.
The U15 team is in Virginia for a pair of weekend games against Arlington Soccer Association on Saturday and Loudoun Soccer on Sunday.