AFU Academy u-18’s Enjoy Succes at Disney’s Prestigious Soccer Showcase
Atlanta Fire’s u-18 USSF Academy team showed well at the recent Disney Showcase in Orlando FL. The team won all three of it’s group games, defeating FC Blazers from MA 2-1 with goals by Ryan King and Stephen Dunbar in their opening fixture. In the 2nd tie AFU played some very effective soccer beating FC of Evansville of IN 3-1 with two goals by forward Luis Huertas and a well taken penalty by Alec Kronitz. The third game was against fellow USSF Academy club FC Delco who provided stiff opposition for AFU but ultimately they came out on top by a score of 1-0, Lucas Ade scoring late in the game after some excellent work by u-16 player and captain Roberto Hinojosa.Unfortunately the team could not repeat their high levels of performance in the final against Cincinnati Crew and were soundly beaten 5-1 with the lone strike coming from Hinojosa.Next up for AFU’s academy program is a trip to Charlotte, N. Carolina to take on North Mecklenberg and Charlotte Soccer Club on January 9th and 10th respectively.