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Academy Squads Cruise against SoCal Opponents

Young forward Denis Kalamar led the way with three goals as the Sounders Academy experienced a very productive weekend.

Sounders FC Academy went unbeaten against their Southern California foes this past weekend, picking up three wins and a draw against Arsenal FC and Real SoCal. The U18’s drew with Arsenal on Saturday before defeating Real SoCal, 3-1, on Sunday behind two goals from Sam Langston. Denis Kalamar netted three goals over the weekend—giving him five on the season—as the U16’s came away with a weekend sweep.

The Academy returns to action when they travel down to California on October 20 for a matchup with San Juan Soccer Club.

Sounders FC U18 (USSDA) (1-1-3, 6 points)
Sounders FC vs. Arsenal FC (October 6) – D, 1-1
Isidro Prado-Huerta put the Rave Green up 1-0 with a 15th minute goal on a ball from Jordan Kollars, but Arsenal tied it up five minutes later and the score would stay level for a draw.
SOUNDERS FC GOALS (ASSISTS): Isidro Prado-Huerta (Jordan Kollars).

Sounders FC vs. Real SoCal (October 7) – W, 3-1
Sam Langston opened up his 2012-13 account with a brace as the U18’s picked up their first win of the season.  Jordan Morris and Ike Crook assisted Langston’s goals before Duncan McCormick added a third score in the second half. Real SoCal got their score goal on a late penalty kick.
SOUNDERS FC GOALS (ASSISTS): Sam Langston (Jordan Morris), Sam Langston (Ike Crook), Duncan McCormick.

Sounders FC U16 (USSDA) (2-1-2, 8 points)
Sounders FC vs. Arsenal FC (October 6) – W, 1-0
Denis Kalamar scored the lone goal in the first half on a Sean Bowman assist as goalkeeper Evan Munn picked up his first clean sheet of the season.
SOUNDERS FC GOALS (ASSISTS): Denis Kalamar (Sean Bowman).

Sounders FC vs. Real SoCal (October 7) – W, 3-2
Kalamar scored two goals, including a late game-winning penalty kick, in a comeback win to close out the weekend. Marcus Machado fed Kalamar to put Seattle up 1-0 in the first half before a SoCal equalizer immediately after. After the home squad took a 2-1 in the beginning of the second half, Abdi Abdullah tied it up for the Rave Green with a 25-yard bomb. With the final whistle drawing near, David Olsen was taken down in the box for a penalty kick, which Kalamar converted for a 3-2 final. 
SOUNDERS FC GOALS (ASSISTS): Denis Kalamar (Marcus Machado), Abdi Abdullah, Denis Kalamar (PK).

Sounders FC U17
Sounders FC vs. NW Nationals U18 (September 26) – W, 4-1
Elliot Havens, Odason Pelogi, Drew Barker, Shane Gomez.

Sounders FC U15
Sounders FC vs. Rush U16 (September 26) – D, 1-1