Minnesota United’s Development Academy played in a trio of games this past weekend. The U15s traveled to Shattuck-St. Mary’s in the first game of the day, followed by games against the teams from Minnesota Thunder Academy against the U13 and U14 teams to round out a morning of youth soccer at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Saturday, May 4
9:00 a.m. | U15 vs. Shattuck-St. Mary’s | 1-1
The home side opened the scoring towards the end of the first half as Tyler Schommer slotted in a shot for Shattuck-St. Mary’s in the 31st minute. MNUFC showed some grit on the road, though, coming back to level the score in the 76th minute on an effort from Perry Blay and give the visitors a well-earned point.
9:30 a.m. | U13 vs. Minnesota Thunder Academy | 4-0
The U13s started slow against the visiting Minnesota Thunder Academy in the first of two games at NSC on Saturday. The teams went into the locker room at the half without any goals to show for it, but whatever Head Coach Andy Seidel said at halftime, it worked. The Little Loons put together four goals in just under 10 minutes, with Nathan Moua netting a brace with points in the 59th and 62nd minutes and Dominic Mawing and Jabari Kibisu doubling the lead with strikes in the 65th and 68th minutes. Unable to find a counter, Minnesota Thunder Academy found themselves on the wrong end of a disappointing 4-0 loss.
11:30 a.m. | U14 vs. Minnesota Thunder Academy | 1-0
In a much tenser affair than the earlier goalfest, the U14s also fought their Minnesota Thunder Academy counterparts to a standstill in the first half. It was Tamer Ibsais who would finally break through with a goal just after the whistle for the second half in the 43rd minute. That goal would stand as the game-winner as time expired with MNUFC notching a 1-0 win and all three points.
For the complete Academy schedule click here.