The Impact U15 was the only team with a Development Academy game last weekend, but this Saturday, the three teams will return to action at Centre Nutrilait, as they host the Oakwood Soccer Club teams. Games are open to public and admission is free.
The U17s will play at 10am and the U15s and U19s will play at the same time, at 12:30pm.
The Impact U15 won its last two games with a clean sheet and currently holds a perfect record of 4-0-0. The Impact U17 has a 2-1-0 record, while the U19s, just like the youngest team, are perfect, with a 3-0-0 record.
Last games results
Impact U15 – Cedar Stars Academy U15
1-0 win – Goal from Mahdi Djellab
Impact U17 – New England Revolution U17
5-2 win – Goals from Woobens Pacius (3), Mouhamadou Kane and Calin Calaidjoglu
Impact U19 – New England Revolution U19
5-2 win – Goals from Clément Bayiha (2), Protais Mutambala (2) and Vincent Lamy
Head to head
These are the first games this season between the academies, but they faced each other many times in the past.
In the last two years, the Impact recorded one win, one loss and two draws against Oakwood SC, while the Impact U18 has a 2-1-1 record against this academy, which is always a good test for the Bleu-blanc-noir teams.
This season, Oakwood’s U15 team has a 1-3-0 record, while the U17s have a 1-2-1 record. The game between the U19 teams will be a good showcase since the Oakwood team is also unbeaten with a 3-0-1 record. One of their forward, Kamer Nuhiu, has four goals in four games.
About Oakwood Soccer Club
The club from Portland, Connecticut, was founded in 1980 by Rick Derella. It has a long and impressive list of players that got professional contracts in the last 30 years.
The one that stands out the most is Johann Smith, who played for Bolton in the English Premier League before joining Toronto FC in 2008. Other than Smith, eight players from Oakwood got MLS contracts. Over thirty players also got professional contracts in North America at lower levels than the MLS.