The three Montreal Impact Development Academy teams will play their second away game this Saturday on the fields of Seacoast United, in New Hampshire.
The U15 team will play at 9am, the U17 team at 11:30am and the U19 team at 2pm.
The three teams are currently in an excellent position, all first in their division. The Impact U15 has a 6-0-0 record; the Impact U17 a 4-1-0 record and the Impact U19 is first in North America with a 5-0-0 record.
Last game’s results
Impact U15 – Beachside SC U15
1-0 win – Goal from d’Abdul Binate
Impact U17 – Beachside SC U17
2-0 win – Goals from Nassim Fadi and Junior Kabwe
Impact U19 – Beachside SC U19
10-1 win – Goals from Protais Mutambala (3), Clément Bayiha, Mathieu Choinière (2), Raphaël Garcia, Daniel Kinumbe (2) and Vincent Lamy
Head to head
These will be the first games of the season between both academies, but they have faced off often in the pass.
The Impact didn’t lose against Seacoast United in its last two seasons. In four games, both the U18 and U16 Impact teams had a record of three wins and one draw.
The most successful Seacoast United team this season is its U15 team, with a 1-3-3 record. The U17 and U19 teams had a tougher start as they both show a record of 1-6-0.
The Impact will have to avoid the complacency trap to continue its winning ways.
About Seacoast United
Seacoast United is a multisport club (soccer, field hockey, baseball and softball) that was founded in 1992. Its facilities are in Epping, New Hampshire.
Among the players that graduated from Seacoast United, two of them signed contracts with USL clubs: Gabe Hoffman-Johnson (Saint-Louis) and Stefan Defregger (Rochester). But the most famous one is certainly Charlie Davies, who played for Seacoast United U13 and U14 teams. Davies was then capped by the U.S. national team and now plays for the New England Revolution in MLS.
Seacoast United’s director of football operations, Iain Scott, also had a long career in soccer as a coach. He was Queen of the South’s head coach in the Scottish first division.