Gabe Ramos SKC Academy U17s

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 second matchday unfolded Saturday as the West Region qualifying standings began to take shape, while the U-15 age group continued their series of friendlies.


The third and final matchday will take place Monday at Swope Soccer Village, and all games are free and open to the public. Follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for live updates throughout the weekend.




Portland Timbers 1, San Jose Earthquakes 0

The Portland Timbers U-17s remained perfect thanks to a goal in the final minute of regulation from Andy Lomelli. The midfielder's impressive run into the box and cool finish past San Jose goalkeeper Eric De La Cerda in the 80th minute was a fitting reward as Portland piled on the pressure in the late stages. Earlier in the half, Brendan Herb's sweetly struck free kick caromed off the crossbar before Rian Jamai's side-footer glanced inches wide of the frame. The Earthquakes carved out their best chance shortly after halftime when Aikala Chappel created a turnover and sent a rasping shot just beyond the far post.


Portland Timbers (2-0-0) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (0-2-0)
2017-18 Generation adidas Cup Qualifying - West Region
Oct. 7, 2017 - Swope Soccer Village, Kansas City, MO


Scoring Summary:
POR -- Andy Lomelli (1) 80'


Portland Timbers: Hunter Sulte; Nick Scardina, Owen Guske, Gianfranco Facchineri, Lorenzo Lopez; Andy Lomelli, Brendan Herb, Salvador Villegas; Hammam Nasser, Josh Darius (Andrew Nunez 65'), Rian Jamai


San Jose Earthquakes: Eric De La Cerda; Tyler Olham (Ethan Lopez 66'), Luka Kolomejec, Nate Colley, Ricardo Ibarra; Gilbert Fuentes (Jordan Korbus 59'), Mario Anaya, Jordan Mazariegos; Bryan Henriquez (Nico Flores 59'), Aikala Chappel, Rayshawn Greer


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




LA Galaxy 2 (5), Seattle Sounders FC 2 (3)

Seattle Sounders FC U-17s fell to a penalty shootout defeat for the second consecutive day after drawing 2-2 with the LA Galaxy U-17s on Saturday afternoon. The game opened up in the second half as Galaxy substitute Ulysses Llanez showed stunning trickery to win a free kick on the edge of the area and curled home the free kick himself to make the score 1-0 in the 59th minute. Seattle hit right back five minutes later when Ray Serrano burst into the area and finished clinically for his third goal of the tournament before Llanez added his second of the game with a brilliant run and calm finish to make it 2-1 in favor of LA in the 71st minute. With the points seemingly heading to the Galaxy, the Sounders equalized in the fourth minute of added time when Daniel Leyva smashed a low ball across the face that was deflected into the roof of the net, sending the game to penalties. The Galaxy scored all five of their attempts while goalkeeper John Pulskamp made the decisive stop in the third round when he tipped Serrano's effort against the post as LA won the shootout 5-3.


LA Galaxy (0-1-1) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (0-0-2)
2017-18 Generation adidas Cup Qualifying - West Region
Oct. 7, 2017 - Swope Soccer Village, Kansas City, MO


Scoring Summary:
LA -- Ulysses Llanez (1) 59'
SEA -- Ray Serrano (3) 64'
LA -- Ulysses Llanez (2) 71'
SEA -- Own goal (1) 84+


Penalty Kicks:
LA -- Ulysses Llanez -- Scored
SEA -- Peter Kingston -- Scored
LA -- Eduardo Blances -- Scored
SEA -- Connor Drought -- Scored
LA -- Kobe Hernandez-Foster -- Scored
SEA -- Ray Serrano -- Saved
LA -- Leonardo Sepulveda -- Scored
SEA -- Marlon Vargas -- Scored
LA -- Oscar Cervantes -- Scored


LA Galaxy: John Pulskamp; Togo Nakamura, Brian Hernandez, Leonardo Sepulveda, Jose Ruvalcaba Diaz (Eduardo Blancas 41'); Oscar Cervantes, Lucas Gonzalez (Ramses Martinez 65'), Kobe Hernandez-Forster; Daniel Molina (Cameron Dunbar 71'), Marco Ceja (Arnold Castillo 51'), Victor Cano (Ulysses Llanez 51')


Seattle Sounders FC: Robert Harraka; Bryson Hankins (Connor Drought 51'), Leo Burney, Blake Malone, Enrique Montana; Sota Kitahara, William Manum (Peter Kingston 60'), Daniel Robles (Marlon Vargas 58'); Ray Serrano, Azriel Gonzalez (Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 60'), Ethan Dobbelaere (Daniel Leyva 74')


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




Sporting KC 2, Real Salt Lake 1

Sporting Kansas City U-17s claimed their first win of the 2017 Generation adidas Cup Qualifying Stage with a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake U-17s. Sporting KC got off to the perfect start when Gabe Ramos scored his second in as many games in the sixth minute when he lobbed a finish into the net after Gianluca Busio had put RSL goalkeeper David Ochoa under pressure to concede possession. Sporting KC suffered a setback in 31st minute when forward Tyler Freeman was sent off after being shown his second yellow card, only for Busio to double the lead two minutes later. Gabe Findley set up the Sporting KC Homegrown Player to strike and he curled his effort into the far corner to make the score 2-0. Real Salt Lake pulled a goal back through Ben Ortiz in the 59th minute when he prodded home a loose ball but Sporting KC hung on despite playing nearly 50 minutes with 10 men.


Sporting KC (1-0-1) vs. Real Salt Lake (1-1-0)
2017-18 Generation adidas Cup Qualifying - West Region
Oct. 7, 2017 - Swope Soccer Village, Kansas City, MO


Scoring Summary:
SKC -- Gabe Ramos (2) 6'
SKC -- Gianluca Busio (1) 33'
RSL -- Ben Ortiz (1) 59'


Sporting KC: Maxi Trejo; Brandt Betts, Alexander Glynn, Kaveh Rad, Mohammed Abdualnadi; Jahon Rad, Cameron Duke, Gianluca Busio; Tyler Freeman, Gabe Ramos (Ryan Fessler 51'), Gabe Findley (Danny Goddard 62')


Real Salt Lake: David Ochoa; Thatcher Cooper (Casey Lambert 60'), Easton Harriman, Erwin Martinez, Derrick Silva; Noah Beck, Luis Arriaga, Bode Davis (Athis Mezine 64'); Zack Farnsworth (Bryce Duke 41'), Ben Ortiz, Julian Vazquez (Adrian Virgen 60')


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 vs. San Jose Earthquakes
11am
LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
1pm
Portland Timbers vs. 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 vs. San Jose Earthquakes
11am
LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
1pm
Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo