Weston FC’s 15/16 Academy is in the quarterfinals of the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) playoffs. They will host MLS side Chicago Fire’s 15/16 Academy on Wednesday, July 6. Kickoff is scheduled for 5PM EST at FIU Stadium.
Weston FC got out of their playoff group stage, which took place last week June 20-26 in Frisco, Texas. They won one of their games and drew two. Weston FC U15/16 made the playoffs by winning the Southeast division; a feat they accomplished by a 10 point margin. Overall, Weston FC finished 4th, out of 74 teams in the country, in points per games played.
The players that have and will contribute to the success are: Goalies: Henry Mashburn, Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen Defenders: Jake Walker, Pablo Vargas, Tomy Echeverria, Luca Defreitas-Hansen, Jake Morris, and Adam Stermer Midfielders: Carlos Tellez, Jesus Luna, Jesus Sahagun, Carlos Hernandez, Juan Nunez, Liam Murphy, Santiago Huertas, George Acosta Forwards: Carlos Dulcey, Sebastian Betancur, Alfred Perez
Several players on the roster have youth international experience: Henry Mashburn – Honduras U20 Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen – United States U16 George Acosta – United States U17 Jake Walker – Jamaica U17 Jake Morris – Canada U20
Weston FC 15/16 Academy is coached by Victor Pastora; assistant coaches Victor Musa and Juan Carlos Michia; and sports science director Daniel Serravite. The program is overseen by Stephen Enriquez, a member of the Board of Directors and VP of USSDA and NPSL.