Another busy week for the FC Cincinnati Academy saw the Orange and Blue begin game action on Wednesday with the U15s at Indiana Fire Academy. The U15 squad then took part in two of the six games at Mercy Health Training Center over the weekend.
FC Cincinnati Academy welcomed local competition in Cincinnati United Premier (CUP) as well as two MLS-affiliated academies from Texas.
A look at how the Young Garys fared in the latest week of FC Cincinnati Academy competition:
Wednesday, March 16
U15 | Indiana Fire Academy 0, FC Cincinnati Academy 0
Cooper Wiseman protected the goal, earning a clean sheet in the scoreless draw. A defensive game saw neither side unable to break through for a winner.
Saturday, March 19
U13 | FC Cincinnati Academy 2, Cincinnati United Premier 0
In the local-rivalry matchup, the Orange and Blue doubled-up CUP for a 2-0 win. Camden Sphire and Sam Onipko scored for FCC.
Booker Gifford and Kerick Kohler combined for the clean sheet in net.
U14 | FC Cincinnati Academy 1, Cincinnati United Premier 0
Nico Burns scored the winner as the Orange and Blue knocked off CUP to earn a sweep over the local rivals. Wyatt Hackeman secured the clean sheet in goal.
U15 | FC Cincinnati Academy 1, Austin FC Academy 1
Juan ‘JP’ Piedra netted home the Orange and Blue’s goal in a 1-1 draw with Austin FC Academy.
U17 | FC Cincinnati Academy 0, Austin FC Academy 1
In a tight and evenly-played matchup, an early own goal suffered for the Orange and Blue was enough for the visitors to leave with all three points. Zack Kacic had a strong showing in goal for FCC.
Sunday, March 20
U15 | FC Cincinnati Academy 0, FC Dallas Academy 1
The Orange and Blue looked strong, but a late goal allowed was enough to give FC Dallas Academy a 1-0 victory.
U17 | FC Cincinnati Academy 1, FC Dallas Academy 2
Isaac Calderon scored in the 15th minute on an assist from Stiven Jimenez. The Orange and Blue overall created more chances than the squad had on Saturday, but an 80th minute winner gave FC Dallas Academy all three points.
Another busy week awaits the Young Garys, as seven games span Saturday and Sunday for the FCC Academy.
The U15 and U17 squads play back-to-back against the academies of Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota United, while the U13 and U14 teams travel to Javanon FC. The U19s are back in action against Indiana Fire Academy.
Saturday, March 26
- U15 vs. Sporting Kansas City Academy – 1 p.m. – Mercy Health Training Center
- U17 vs. Sporting Kansas City Academy – 3 p.m. – Mercy Health Training Center
- U13 at Javanon FC – 4 p.m.
- U19 vs. Indiana Fire Academy – 5 p.m. – Mercy Health Training Center
- U14 at Javanon FC – 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 27
- U15 vs. Minnesota United Academy – 11 a.m. – Mercy Health Training Center
- U17 vs. Minnesota United Academy – 1 p.m. – Mercy Health Training Center
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