Nathan Saliba

Two draws and a win against Beachside SC

The end of the Development Academy season is approaching, as the Impact teams were in action once again last weekend. Against Beachside SC, the Impact U15 tied 0-0, the U17 group drew its game 2-2 and the U19 team won 6-0.

Impact U15 maintains first place

The Impact U15 is on top of the Northeast division by a close margin in front of Cedar Stars Academy and Boston Bolts.

Montreal created a few good chances in the beginning of the game, without finding the back of the net, doing the same in the second half. Although they didn’t manage to find the back of the net, head coach Dominique Morin’s players remained solid defensively to get a 0-0 draw and stay unbeaten this season with a 15-0-3 record.

Impact U17 gets a draw

With seven of its players with the Canada U17 national team in Florida, Nicolas Gagnon’s team gave earned a hard-fought 2-2 draw.

Beachside was leading 2-0 until the 76th minute.  Mouhamadou Kane scored his team’s first goal and Rida Zouhir scored the equalizer in the game’s final seconds.

The Impact U17 is holding on to the first place in its division with a 12-5-3 record.

As for the seven Impact players representing Canada, they participated in the country’s qualifying games for the 2019 U17 World Cup in Brazil, winning in penalties against Costa Rica in the 2019 Concacaf U17 Championship, in Florida.

The Impact U19 wins over Beachside SC

The Impact U19 wanted revenge following a 2-1 loss on Beachside’s field last November, and it got exactly that with a 6-0 win.

In the first half, Calin Calaidjoglu was the only scorer on a pass from Sean Rea (U17). In the second half, Calaidjoglu added a second goal, Mikale Fontaine scored twice and Mujtaba Mirhasan and Silva Katimba scored one goal each.

It’s the third straight clean sheet for the Impact U19, who now has a 10-5-2 record.

Next games

The Impact will face the New York Red Bulls at the Red Bull Training Facility this Saturday in its last away games of the regular season. The Impact U15 will play at noon, the U17 at 1pm and the U19 at 10:30am.

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