For the first time ever, the three Development Academy Impact teams won all their games against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.
Over a hundred fans were at Centre Nutrilait to support the teams for these important games, and they were not disappointed. In their last home game of the season, the U15 won 3-1, the U17 2-1, and the U19 2-1 as well.
The Impact U15 now has a record of 16-6-1, the U17 sits at 15-5-3, while the U19 teams boasts an impressive 18-1-4 record.
The Impact U15 wins 3-1
Serge Dinkota’s group quickly took the lead in the game. Off a counterattack, Tomas Giraldo found Lucas Bisson with a through pass, and Bisson’s shot ended up in the back of the net.
The Impact goalkeeper Hamadi-Jed Hmida made a huge save diving to his right in the first half.
In the second half, Tomas Giraldo got his second yellow card of the game and was ejected. Five minutes later, a Red Bulls player received the same treatment.
New York followed with a quick free-kick goal to equalize, but Gabriel Antinoro scored two goals, the first one from a low shot off a free-kick, and the second one off a penalty, to make it 3-1.
The Impact U17 wins 2-1
In what was a really tight affair, the Impact U17 managed to score first. Off a pass from Calin Calaidjoglu, Moulay Abdallah Kanzi Belghiti dribbled past the goalkeeper to score in the 21st minute.
New York scored off a penalty shortly afterwards to tie the game.
In the second half, Calin Calaidjoglu came up with an individual effort to score the winning goal. With the ball in front of the box, he cut towards the centre before curving a shot into the top right corner. The Red Bulls were never able to come back into the game and the Impact won 2-1.
The Impact U19 concludes a perfect day with a 2-1 win
Even if there were no goals in the first half, the Impact managed to get the best chances.
After hitting the post in the beginning of the game, a nice combination of passes lead to a low cross from Clément Bayiha for Vincent Lamy in the six-yard box. Lamy saw his shot blocked by the opposing defender.
Right after, William Vandal distinguished himself when he stopped the opposing forward.
Vincent Lamy finally opened the scoring in the second half after a pass from Mathieu Choinière. Alone against the keeper, he scored his 19th of the season with a low shot.
Ten minutes later, Luca Piccioli dribbled past a few players before taking a low shot from outside the box to make it 2-0.
The Red Bulls applied pressure in the last 10 minutes and reduced the Impact’s lead in the 84th minute, but the Bleu-blanc-noir held on until the end.
The Impact teams will be on the road next weekend to face Continental FC Delco on Saturday, in Pennsylvania, and FC Westchester on Sunday, in the state of New York.
On Saturday, the U15 and U17 teams will play at 11am, and the U19 at 1:30pm. On Sunday, the U15 will play at 10am, the U17 at noon and the U19 at 2pm.