U17 Goal v LA Sum Cup
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KCW Juniors 2-1 LA Galaxy Rios

After a frantic start, the KCW Juniors overcame a mid-match lull to defeat the LA Galaxy in their first match of the 2010 SUM U-17 Cup. Kansas City’s Nathan Opperman caused fits for the Galaxy with his disruptive play early in the first half, but LA opened the scoring with a curling 20-yard free kick from Eric Gonzalez before the interval.

Derek Schrick proved to be the hero for the Wizards Juniors with a pair of second-half strikes, including one in stoppage time, to give Kansas City a 2-1 victory over the kids from Carson.

Los Angeles Galaxy (0-1) vs. Kansas City Wizards (1-0)
2010 SUM U-17 Cup - Group D
July 23, 2010 –- Centennial Park, Friendswood TX

Scoring Summary:
LA -- Eric Gonzalez 1 (unassisted) 18
KC -- Derek Schrick 1 (unassisted) 37
KC -- Derek Schrick 2 (unassisted) 60+

Los Angeles Galaxy -- Josh McNeeley, Ludwing Vargas, Eric Gonzalez, Jonathan Hower (Mykal Riley 31), Juan Chavez, Justin Kim (Juan Mendoza 31), Christian Ruelas, Nathaniel Schnitman, Dyllan Stevens, Neil Ignacio (Angel Ayala 46), Dennis Flores.

Kansas City Wizards -- Jonathan Kempin, Andrew Brown (Marques Mayoras 42), Eric DeJulio, Austin Esparza (Cameron Wallace 38),  Konner Knoll, Raymond Lee, Nathan Opperman (Chris Tuso 34, Emilio Quezada 58), Jordan Rideout (David Leichty 42), Nicholas Row (Clay Stewart 28), Dereck Schrick, Lucas Throckmorton (Shane Woods 31).

Matches played with 30-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial