BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2022) - Chicago Fire Academy continues to show why they have one of the most promising academies in all of MLS NEXT, with the U-14 and U-15 Academy teams continuing their undefeated streaks with wins over the past weekend.
U-13 Fire Academy
The U-13’s were on the road facing SC Wave Academy this past weekend. On their trip to Milwaukee, Wis., the youngest of the four academy age groups fell 3-2 to the Wave. George Valenti and Xavi Cervantes tallied the two goals for the U-13’s, but it unfortunately wasn’t enough to get a result. The loss leaves them at 5-3-1 in league play this season, good for 16 points and fourth place in the division.
Chicago Fire’s youngest age group returns to the SeatGeek Stadium turf pitches on Saturday, Nov. 5, as they host the Michigan Jaguars at 10:00 a.m. CT.
U-14 Fire Academy
The U-14’s stay hot! Also on the road against SC Wave, the U-14’s claimed their eighth win of the season, defeating the Wave 6-1. Led by a hat-trick from Kristopher Cervantes, and tallies from Robert Turdean, Tomas Cortes, and Darris Hyte, the Fire extended their undefeated streak to nine games. The win extends their division lead, as they currently sit in first place with a 8-0-1 record and 25 points.
They return to action this Saturday, Nov. 5, as they also host the Michigan Jaguars at the SeatGeek Stadium turf pitches. Kickoff is slated for 12:00 p.m. CT.
U-15 Fire Academy
Another undefeated streak continues for the Academy. The U-15 academy squad recorded their sixth undefeated match in a row following a 1-1 tie to St. Louis CITY Academy. Aaron Ineh scored the lone goal in the match for Chicago this past weekend. The Fire now sit at the top of their division with a 1-0-1 record in league play, and a perfect 4-0-0 record in MLS NEXT Flex.
The U-15’s look to make it seven in a row this weekend as they return to Bridgeview and host FC Cincinnati on Saturday, Nov. 5. Kickoff is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. CT.
U-17 Fire Academy
Finally, the U-17’s closed out the weekend for the Academy in St. Louis. They dropped their match against St. Louis CITY Academy, 4-2. Daven Arias and Michael Ramirez scored the two goals for the Fire, but they fell short against a strong St. Louis side.
They look to bounce back this weekend as they also host FC Cincinnati on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. CT at the SeatGeek Stadium turf pitches.