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STLFC Academy Departs for Copa Rayados

By Saint Louis FC, 11/21/18, 9:45AM CST


ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A group of Saint Louis FC Academy players recently departed to The Woodlands, Texas to compete in the Copa Rayados tournament from November 21-25.  The team is comprised of players selected from the Saint Louis FC Illinois and Missouri U14 Academy teams and will compete against top level domestic and international competition during the event.


Presented by Liga MX club CF Monterrey Rayados, the Copa Rayados tournament is in its sixth year of competition with MLS, Liga MX, and USL Academies participating in either “Supergroup” or standard divisions.  The STLFC Academy team was selected as a member of the U14 Supergroup in which they will face Deportivo Chivas Guadalajara (Liga MX), Club Atletico Monarchas Morelia (Liga MX), Houston Dynamo (MLS), and San Diego Surf (USSDA Academy) in Bracket B.


There is a five-game guarantee for all teams in a round-robin format before being reseeded for semifinal rounds on Saturday, November 24.  The schedule for the U14 STLFC Academy is as follows:


Wednesday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. CT vs. Club Atletico Monarcas Morelia

Wednesday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. CT vs. San Diego Surf 

Thursday, November 22 at 9:35 a.m. CT vs. Club Deportivo Chivas Guadalajara

Thursday, November 22 at 1:35 p.m. CT vs. Houston Dynamo


“Providing opportunities for our young players to compete against both top domestic and international talents is an essential component of our developmental curriculum,” said STLFC Academy Director Blake Decker. “For these young players, many of whom aspire to one day play at the professional or national team level, the chance to compete against international sides, particularly those in CONCACAF, will provide an invaluable learning experience and developmental opportunity.”      


The STLFC U14 team roster competing in the tournament will consist of the following players:

GK - Owen Spore 

GK - Connor Dillman 

DEF - Josh Maher 

DEF - Brendan Cunningham 

DEF - Caiden Harris 

DEF - Jackson Winters 

DEF - Tyler Dacus 

DEF - Sammy Siegel  

MID - Grant Locker 

MID - Luke Morris 

MID - Braden Seel  

MID - Jacob Lusignan 

MID - Colin Reeb 

MID - Miguel Perez

FOR - Jimmy Crowder 

FOR - Nathan Ferguson 

FOR - Omar Hajric 

FOR - Alex Etzel 

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