Seacoast United To Face MLS Club at Florida Showcase

December 2-6, 2011

Seacoast United’s U.S. Development Academy teams will travel to Sarasota, Florida in early December for the 2011 Development Academy Winter Showcase and Nike International Friendlies.  Both of Seacoast United’s U15/16 and U17/18 teams will face Crew Soccer Academy (MLS Columbus Crew) in their first matches of the showcase event.

Seacoast United’s U.S. Development Academy teams will travel to Sarasota, Florida in early December for the 2011 Development Academy Winter Showcase and Nike International Friendlies.  Matches will take place at the Premier Sports Complex from December 2nd through December 6th.  All 78 U.S. Development Academy clubs will be in attendance for three non-conference matches.  Read the full article from US Soccer here.

Seacoast United’s squads will face MLS club Crew Soccer Academy in their first games of the showcase event.  College coaches from all over the country will be in attendance, as well as US National Team scouts and staff.

Saturday, December 3rd

In Saturday’s action vs. the Columbus Crew, both the U15/16 and U17/18 teams fell by a score of 3-0.  The U17/18’s had a morning kickoff and started a bit sluggish but their performance in the 2nd half was much better.  Changes to Seacoast United’s center midfield and defense improved the pressure brought on by the Crew.

The U16’s conceded a goal very early on and were matched up against a very physical Crew squad.  SUSC changed their formation from a 4-2-3-1 in the first half to a 4-1-3-2 in the 2nd half to counter the attack of Columbus.  As a result of the lineup changes, Seacoast had success going forward forcing Crew’s defense to adjust and their keeper to make some great saves on shots and 1v1 chances.  SUSC outplayed their opponent in the 2nd half but couldn’t capitalize on their scoring opportunities.

Seacoast United U15/16 Schedule
Saturday, December 3rd  11:15am Crew Soccer Academy U15/16  L 3-0
Sunday, December 4th  11:15am Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy U15/16  L 1-0
Tuesday, December 6th  9am St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro U15/16  
 
Seacoast United U17/18 Schedule
Saturday, December 3rd  9am  Crew Soccer Academy U17/18  L 3-0
Sunday, December 4th  9am  Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy U17/18  L 2-0
Tuesday, December 6th  9am  St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro U17/18