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Swope Soccer Village and the Sporting Kansas City Academy are hosting 2017-18 Generation adidas Cup West Region qualifying matches this weekend, showcasing Major League Soccer's best youth talent from the U-15 and U-17 levels. An exciting third matchday unfolded Saturday as the West Region qualifying came to the end of its first leg, while the U-15 age group continued their series of friendlies. Qualifying will resume for all regions in February.




Portland Timbers 1, Seattle Sounders 0

The Portland Timbers U-17s completed their perfect weekend with a 1-0 victory over Cascadia rival Seattle Sounders FC. The lone goal came in the 16th minute when Josh Darius sped down the right side and rounded the goalkeeper toward the endline. The 16-year-old striker cut the ball back to the middle of the field where Hamman Nasser one-timed it on target. The ball was saved off the line by a Sounders defender, but Rian Jamai made no mistake with the rebound. Seattle had numerous chances in the second half - forcing saves from goalkeeper Kashope Oladapo in the 54th and 60th minute - but could not find the equalizer. Portland finished the weekend 3-0-0 and in first place in West Region qualifying. Seattle finished the weekend 0-1-2 and in fourth place in the region.


Portland Timbers (3-0-0) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (0-1-2)
2017-18 Generation adidas Cup Qualifying - West Region
Oct. 9, 2017 - Swope Soccer Village, Kansas City, MO


Scoring Summary:
POR -- Rian Jamai (2) 16'


Portland Timbers: Kash Oladapo; Lorenzo Lopez, Owen Guske, Gianfranco Facchineri, Sebastian Serpa (Nichoals Scardina 41'); Brendan Herb, Andy Lomelli Salvador Villegas; Hammam Nasser, Josh Darius (Maxwell Elliott 76'), Rian Jamai (Andrew Nunez 70').


Seattle Sounders FC: Bobby Harraka Jr; Enrique Montana III (Christian Kuntz 67'), Leon Burney, Blake Malone, Connor Drought; Sota Kitahara (William Manum 41'), Peter Kingston; Ethan Dobbeleare, Daniel Leyva (Marlon Vargas 41'), Daniel Robles (Azriel Gonzalez 41'); Ray Serrano.


Matches played in two 40-minute halves
All statistics in this box score are unofficial




Real Salt Lake 2 LA Galaxy 0

Real Salt Lake put in an impressive performance on Monday defeating the LA Galaxy U-17s 2-0 in their final match of Generation adidas Cup West Region qualifying in Kansas City. The Claret and Cobalt struck first in the 36th minute when Dalton Gibson redirected a Luis Arriaga free kick past goalkeeper John Gregory Pulskamp. Arriaga nearly doubled the lead in the 52nd minute after being put through one-on-one with Pulskamp, but the Galaxy goalkeeper stood his ground and forced an errant shot attempt.


LA Galaxy had the chance to level the match in the 65th minute when Eduardo Blancas was taken down in the penalty box. The foul came after a quick Galaxy throw-in behind the RSL defense despite the fact that Real Salt Lake had just played the ball out for a throw-in with one of their players down injured. Recognizing the situation, the LA Galaxy staff instructed Ulysses Llanez to miss the ensuing penalty kick and the star striker softly tapped the ball to the Salt Lake goalkeeper. Salt Lake doubled their lead in the 78th minute off a lethal counter attack. After a Llanez set piece was cleared out to midfield, Bryce Duke played Benjamin Ortiz in space and the crafty midfielder calmly rounded the goalkeeper and doubled Salt Lake's lead to 2-0.


Real Salt Lake finished the first round of qualifying 2-1-0 and in third place in the group, while LA Galaxy finished 0-2-1 and in fifth place. They will host the second leg of qualifying in February.


Real Salt Lake (2-1-0) vs. LA Galaxy (0-2-1)
2017-18 Generation adidas Cup Qualifying - West Region
Oct. 9, 2017 - Swope Soccer Village, Kansas City, MO


Scoring Summary:
RSL -- Dalton Gibson (1) 36
RSL -- Benjamin Ortiz (2) 78


Real Salt Lake: David Ochoa, Bode Davis (Athis Mezine 61'), Easton Harryman, Dalton Gibson (Bryce Duke 76'), Mateo Palomino (Thatcher Cooper 41'), Erwin Martinez, Luis Arriaga, Benjamin Ortiz, Noah Beck (Zackery Farnsworth 70'), Derrick Silva, Julian Vasquez.


LA Galaxy: John Pulskamp; Jose Ruvalcaba Diaz (Ramses Martinez 57'), Brian Hernandez (Molter 72'), Leonardo Sepulveda, Togo Nakamura; Oscar Cervantes, Lucas Gonzalez (Place 72'), Eduardo Blancas; Cameron Dunbar (Matthew Palo 41'), Nestor Daniel Molina, Ulysses Llanez.


Matches played in two 40-minute halves
All statistics in this box score are unofficial




Sporting KC 5, San Jose Earthquakes 1

Sporting Kansas City U-17s claimed their second win of the 2017 Generation adidas Cup Qualifying Stage with a 5-1 victory San Jose Earthquakes U-17s. Gianluca Busio and Gabe Ramos combined for two goals in the first 12 minutes, both of set pieces. Sporting KC scored a third goal in the 21st minute off another set piece. This time it was Busio whipping in a short corner kick that hit off the far post and trickled across the goalmouth. Jahon Rad followed up the play for the easy finish. Sporting KC started the second half strong with their fourth goal of the match just two minutes into the half. Outside back Mohammad Abualnadi darted down the left flank and powered a shot to the far post to give the home side a 4-0 lead. San Jose got on the board in the 48th minute when Aikala Chappell converted his penalty kick attempt, but Jonathan Munoz put the match away in the 76th minute with his first goal of the tournament.


Sporting KC finished the first leg of West Region qualifying 2-0-1 and in second place in the group, while the Earthquakes finished 0-0-3 and will look to regroup heading into the second qualifying stage in February.


Sporting KC (2-0-1) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (0-0-3)
2017-18 Generation adidas Cup Qualifying - West Region
Oct. 9, 2017 - Swope Soccer Village, Kansas City, MO


Scoring Summary:
SKC -- Gabe Ramos (3) 9'
SKC -- Gabe Ramos (4) 12'
SKC -- Jahon Rad (1) 21'
SKC -- Mohammad Abualnadi (1) 42'
SJ -- Aikala Chappell (1) 48'
SKC -- Jonathan Munoz (1) 76'


Sporting KC: Maxi Trejo; Brandt Betts, Alexander Glynn, Kaveh Rad (Jonathan Munoz), Mohammed Abdualnadi (Mitch Eise 67'); Jahon Rad, Cameron Duke, Gianluca Busio; Ryan Fessler (Keith Peterson 53'), Gabe Ramos (Jacob Davis 77'), Gabe Findley (Danny Goddard 64').


San Jose Earthquakes: Dallas Odle, Ethan Lopez (Tyler Ohman 74'), Joshua Ramirez, Nate Colley, Ricardo Ibarra; Zachary Hamilton, Rayshawn Greer (Gilbert Fuentes 49'), Jordan Korbus (Jordan Mazariegos 49'); Nico Flores, Aikala Chappell, Michael Redko.


Matches played in two 40-minute halves
All statistics in this box score are unofficial




2017-18 Generation adidas Cup: U-17 Qualifying Schedule & Results

<strong>Date</strong>
<strong>Time (CT)</strong>
<strong>Match / Result</strong>
Friday, Oct. 6
2pm
LA Galaxy 1-3 Portland Timbers
4:30pm
Real Salt Lake 5-0 San Jose Earthquakes
7pm
Sporting KC 2-2 (4-3) Seattle Sounders FC
Saturday, Oct. 7
2pm
Portland Timbers 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes
4:30pm
LA Galaxy 2-2 (5-3) Seattle Sounders FC
7pm
Real Salt Lake 1-2 Sporting KC
Monday, Oct. 9
9am
Sporting KC 5-1 San Jose Earthquakes
11am
LA Galaxy 0-2 Real Salt Lake
1pm
Portland Timbers 1-0 Seattle Sounders FC

2017-18 Generation adidas Cup: U-15 Friendly Schedule & Results

<strong>Date</strong>
<strong>Time (CT)</strong>
<strong>Match / Result</strong>
Friday, Oct. 6
2pm
Real Salt Lake 2-4 San Jose Earthquakes
4:30pm
LA Galaxy 5-1 Houston Dynamo
7pm
Sporting KC 1-2 Portland Timbers
Saturday, Oct. 7
8am
Houston Dynamo 0-3 San Jose Earthquakes
10am
LA Galaxy 3-0 Portland Timbers
12pm
Real Salt Lake 3-1 Sporting KC
Monday, Oct. 9
9am
Sporting KC 1-3 San Jose Earthquakes
11am
LA Galaxy 3-0 Real Salt Lake
1pm
Portland Timbers 5-0 Houston Dynamo