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Academy Update: Quakes host Irvine Strikers, Pateadores

The Basics:
Saturday
1 p.m., Earthquakes U-18s vs. Irvine Strikers U-18s
3:30 p.m., Earthquakes U-16s vs. Irvine Strikers U-16s

Sunday:
1 p.m., Earthquakes U-18s vs. Pateadores U-18s
3:30 p.m., Earthquakes U-16s vs. Pateadores U-16s
All matches at Diablo Vista Park in Danville.

Quakes’ Last Matches
The U-18 team is coming off one win and one loss last weekend, beating Arsenal FC 4-0 and falling 2-0 to Real Salt Lake AZ. Irving Rafaela-Ventura chipped in with two goals to take down Arsenal. The U-16s won both their matches over the weekend, with Denis Alvarado, TJ Sylvia, and Jose Navarro all getting on the scoresheet.

Irvine Strikers
The Southern California-based club had mixed success over four matches in February. The U-18 team went 1-1-2 over that span, with two goals from Tyler Simkins helping the side to a 2-2 draw with the California Development Academy. The Strikers U-18s two losses came via a 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake AZ and a 2-1 defeat to Crossfire Premier, with Korean forward Kevin Joen getting the lone goal. Mater Dei High School’s Kyle MacLeod got the winner in a 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC. MacLeod is a bright prospect who recently committed to USF.

The Strikers U-16 team went 2-0-2 in February, with losses coming 2-0 to Real SoCal and 3-1 to Seattle Sounders FC (goal from Christian Thierjung). The two victories came in convincing fashion, winning 3-1 against Crossfire Premier and 4-1 against the California Development Academy. Mohammad Harb stood out, scoring a goal in both matches.

Pateadores
Pateadores’ U-16 and U-18 teams each have only lost once in their last four. The U-18 team went 2-1-1 in February, with the lone loss coming to Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 (goal by Fredy Vences). Maxxwell Bauman played an integral role in the two Pateadores wins, scoring a goal in both matches. Bauman has committed to play at Sacramento State next fall. Along with a Bauman goal, Jose Villareal registered a brace to take down Real So Cal 3-2.

Draws were on the cards for the Pateadores U-16 team, as they had three ties to go along with one loss, a defeat was a 2-0 result to Real SoCal. The team opened the month with a pair of 1-1 draws against Crossfire and California Development Academy, goals coming from Eduardo Calzada and Roberto Escudero. Nahum Paz and Oscar Sorto scored in a 2-2 draw with Seattle Sounders FC, with Sorto also picking up a yellow card in that match.

U16 Boys Roster for:
Saturday 3/12
Roberto Alvarez, Jorge Alvarez, Oscar Armenta, Anthony Calvo, Claudio Celis, Bryce Clark, Christian De Luna, Sajaad Delane, Rodrigo            Gonzalez, Angel Heredia, Jose Lopez, Gerard Mendoza, Cesar Mendoza, Jose Navarro, Elisama Padilaa, Gianni Spatola, Nedin Tucakovic, Checo                 

Sunday 3/13 — Denis Alvarado, Jorge Alvarez, Roberto Alvarez, Anthony Calvo, Claudio Celis, Sajaad Delane, Angel Heredia, Eriberto Herrera, Jose Lopez, Gerard Mendoza, Jessie Morales, Jose Navarro, Elisama Padilla, Gianni Spatola, TJ Sylvia, Nedin Tucakovic, William Velasco, Checo

U18 Boys Roster for:
Saturday 3/12
Israel Ayala-Lopez, Jimmy Callinan, Alfred Edmonds, Evan Filipczyk, Christian Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez, Jesus Guzman, Hunter Leblanc, Nick Lima, Travis Pillon, Manuel Sandoval, Gustavo Silva, Jorge Soto, Carson Swafford, Jorge Valdovinos, Irving  Ventura, Jeremy Williams, Rafael Zamora

Sunday 3/13 — Israel Ayala-Lopez, Jimmy Callinan, Alfred Edmonds, Sam Engs, Evan Filipczyk, Christian Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez, Jesus Guzman, Hunter, Leblanc, Nick Lima, Travis Pillon, Manuel Sandoval, Jorge Soto, Carson Swafford, Jorge Valdovinos, Irving Ventura, Jeremy Williams, Rafael Zamora

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