Once again the US Development Academy Teams will spend another weekend on the road with heavy competition vs. Miami FC (Kendall) and Shultz Academy Saturday and Sunday in Miami FL.
After meeting Kendall once at Academy Park, the U-16 boys, coached by former MLS All-Star Jim Rooney, have revenge on their mind after suffering a 1-0 loss last month to Kendall. A late goal in the second half was all it took for Miami to get the best of IMG but after a month to recover; the boys are ready to step up the challenge. The boys kickoff at 2:30pm EST Saturday afternoon and will meet Shultz Sunday morning at 10:30am.
Division supremacy however is on the line for Coach Durkin's squad. Positive results in both matches will tighten the gap between three of the top teams in the Southeast Division. A 0-0 draw last month vs., Kendall is not the expectation this weekend. A win will push IMG toward the top of their group and none the less will be anticipated from the team. Injuries have plagued the team but with the return of John Rayha and Luis Calzadilla the outcome looks bright. Match play with initiate Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 12:00pm vs. Shultz.