The Earthquakes Academy’s U-15s and U-17s had a busy week in Texas for the MLS NEXT playoffs and showcase.
On Wednesday, the U-15s fell short against Real Salt Lake, losing 3-0 in the semifinals. After not conceding a goal throughout the tournament, RSL’s Jude Wellings opened up the scoring in the first minute to take the lead 1-0.
The Quakes were unable to take advantage of the opportunities they had to tie the game. RSL’s Axel Kei doubled the lead, scoring in the 28th minute. The second half appeared to be more promising for the U-15s, but they were unable to put the ball in the back of the net. Securing the victory, Angel Montesinos scored the third goal for RSL.
The U-17s played one final game on Tuesday against Philadelphia Union in the MLS NEXT showcase, falling short 1-0.
Both squads have returned to San Jose and will be on break before returning for the 2021/2022 MLS NEXT season.
Details on the MLS NEXT 2021 tournament can be found here.