Academy Season Kicks off on 9/11 Weekend with Hero's Salute

Met Oval's season got off to a positive start this weekend with most teams in competition.  The U13 and U14 USSF academy teams visited NJCSA on Saturday.  After a sluggish start, the U13s dominated possession and were technically and tactically solid in a 4-0 win.  Striker Markus Anderson had a brace as did the central midfielder Steffen Nikolic in what turned into a attacking minded second half.

The U14 USSF Academy team played a spirited game against a much bigger NJCSA team who fielded mostly 2002 players.  Met Oval with a third of their team playing up an age (2003),  recovered from going behind 0-1 on a penalty call.  Abdul Seck tied it up in the 70th minute and Met Oval nearly stole the winner in the final minutes.  The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

The 03 EDP team had a strong start playing well against a good Athletico team and ended up losing 1-2. The 04 EDP team traveled to Shoreline in CT where they managed a 1-1 draw.

On Sunday 9/11, the action shifted to a home stand at Met Oval's Youth Center of Excellence where the club hosted NYSC inNew York City FC Affiliate Development League games.  Prior to each match there was a moment of silence to remember all the Heros associated with the tragic events of 9/11.  Never forget.

There where seven games lasting throughout the day from 2008s though 2005s which highlighted the the technical and athletic abilities from players from both clubs.  




On Sunday