After a three-month winter break, the three Impact teams playing in the Development Academy will be back in action this Sunday, against FC Westchester Armour’s teams, in the State of New York.
The U15 game will be played at 9:30am, the U17 at 11:45am and the U19 at 2pm.
The Impact U15 is tied for first in its group with an 8-4-0 record, tied with the New England Revolution, even though Serge Dinkota’s group lost its last two games before the break.
The Impact U17 has a 9-4-1 record and is also first in its group, tied with BW Gottschee Academy. Nicolas Gagnon’s team won its last two games of the Winter Showcase.
The Impact U19 stands alone in first place in its group with a 11-1-2 record and in third place in the league’s general standings. Philippe Eullaffroy’s team is also first in the league for goals scored per game with an average of four.
In January and February, the Academy continued to practice and play friendly games in order to be prepared for the resumption of the season.
IMFC last results
NYCFC U15 – Impact U15: 3-1 loss
Impact U17 – San Diego Surf U17: 4-0 win
Real So Cal U19 – Impact U19: 2-1 win
The two clubs played in the opening weekend of the season, on September 2, at Centre Nutrilait. The Impact had a perfect weekend with a 2-1 win (U15), a 3-1 win (U17) and a 4-0 clean sheet win (U19).
Westchester’s U15 team has a 6-3-4 record. The team had a tough start but hasn’t lost since September 30 and is currently second in its group for goals allowed with only 10 in 13 games.
Westchester’s U17 team has a 5-6-4 record and suffered its last loss on November 4, against NYCFC.
Things are a little more complicated for Westchester U19, who is second to last in its group with a 2-8-5 record. On a positive note, its number 9, Frantz Pierrot, scored seven of their 18 goals this season.
About FC Westchester Armour
The club was founded in 1984 by Al Pastore and plays its home games on the grounds of New York’s State University.
Since it was established, many players that spent some of their youth years with FC Westchester went on to have professional careers, including Thomas McNamara, who plays with New York City FC in MLS.
The Director of Coaching, and head coach of the U17 and U19 teams, Stephen Carson, had a long-playing career in Europe before coming to FC Westchester, playing 400 games in Scotland and England.