It’s a huge weekend for youth soccer, as Major League Soccer holds the first ever MLS Next Cup finals. Philadelphia Union fans should be excited as the U’s Academy under 15 squad is in tonight’s final against Real Salt Lake.
The semifinal match against New England saw a breakout performance for 14-year-old Union 2 and Union U17 attacker Bajung Darboe. His first of two goals came off a set piece from top left of the 18 yard box. Where he drilled his shot to the top right of the frame.
Darboe was not done as later in the match he decided to show off some of his footwork. He received the ball at the top of the box and slipped it between the legs of the Revolution’s defender to get it onto his left foot. The shot then ended in the back of the net.
Ahead of this evening’s match the Philadelphia Union released a video wishing the academy players good luck.
Wishing our U15 squad GOOD LUCK in the @MLSNEXT Cup Final tonight!— PhilaUnion (@PhilaUnion) July 2, 2021
Kick is set for 7:00pm tonight vs Real Salt Lake. Bring it home, boys
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Tonight’s game kicks off at 7:05 p.m. eastern time and will be streamed live on the MLS app and MLSSoccer.com.