Photos courtesy of The Lightner Family
On Sunday, the Sporting Kansas City Under-16 and Under-18 academy teams hosted cross-state rivals St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri at the Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park.
The U18’s came away with a 1-0 win with the goal coming from Eduardo Moreno, the team’s top scorer in the 2011-12 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season. Moreno scored the game-winning goal with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game to give him 10 goals on the season, tying him for most in the Frontier Division. Moreno, who also earned his first minutes in the 2012 MLS Reserve League on Saturday in Colorado, helped the U18's improve to 6-10-3 overall and 2-7-3 in their division.
The U16’s fell short of a victory with a 3-0 loss in the second game of the USSDA doubleheader (photo gallery from Thad Bell Photography). The team is now 3-3-6 in the Frontier Division and 5-5-9 overall.
Click here for additional coverage from Examiner.com's Thad Bell, including postgame comments from Jon Parry. Both teams have one game remaining in the 2011-2012 season against the Colorado Rush this upcoming Saturday at Swope.