Mauricio Pineda

Chicago Fire Academy Goes Unbeaten on Memorial Day Weekend

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire Academy teams went undefeated over the Memorial Day weekend, recording a combined 4-0-2 record in USSDA play at Toyota Park.

Mauricio Pineda (pictured) tallied a 79th minute equalizer as the U-18s drew St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri 1-1 on Saturday. On Sunday, the U-18s defeated St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro 7-2, led by goals from Miguel Martinez, Ben Rhoder, Cameron Lindley, Ryan Sierakowski, Ian Garrett and a Matt Moderwell brace.

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Djordje Mihalovic scored the lone Fire goal in the U-16s 1-1 draw against St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri on Saturday. Mihalovic then struck again Sunday, notching both goals in the U-16s 2-1 win over St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro.

The U-14s scored eight total goals over the weekend. Andrew Akindele recorded a hat trick and Lawson Sunderland also tallied in a 4-2 win over St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri on Saturday. Cesar Montes and Joshua Penn both tallied braces in a 4-1 victory over St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro on Sunday afternoon.

The Chicago Fire Academy teams have two weekends of action remaining in the current 2014-15 season. For game times and locations, visit Chicago-Fire.com/Academy/Schedules

For information on upcoming Chicago Fire Academy tryouts, click here.

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