Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Juniors Weekend in Phoenix

The Wizards Juniors finished out their weekend in Phoenix for the US Developmental Academy Winter Showcase with a decent record. The Juniors two teams went a combined 2-1-3. The 16's recorded both of the Juniors wins, beating Seaside United 1-0 and the Richmond Kickers 2-0 before falling to Real So Cal 1-0 in their final game. The 18's got 3 draws on the weekend, getting a 0-0 draw with Seaside United, a 3-3 draw with Richmond, and a 1-1 draw with Crossfire Premier.

Juniors U16 goalkeeper Jon Kempin, who at one time was with the US U-17 team was named to one of the "Academy Select Teams". Those 8 teams will be made up of 130 players from different teams from the developmental academy, selected by youth national team coaches and U.S. Soccer’s youth national team scouting network. Kempin was the only Wizards Junior player to be named to the teams and was one of 28 players from MLS teams selected to the 8 teams.

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