Timbers Academy, 10.17.16
Photo by Eric Cech

Academy Update | Back from Generation adidas Cup, U-16s and U-18s in action at adidas Timbers Training Center

Returning to Portland after featuring in the opening round of the 2016-17 Generation adidas Cup last weekend, the Timbers U-16 Academy team played host to the San Jose Earthquakes U-16 side at the adidas Timbers Training Center on Saturday, before facing Juventus Sport Club’s U-16 team on the following day. In their opening match of the weekend, the U-16s fell to San Jose 2-1, with Giovanni Calixtro scoring his first goal of the season, before producing a 2-0 win over Juventus on Sunday afternoon. Bryan Martinez-Serrano scored a brace in the 2-0 win against Juventus, extending his tally to five goals on the season as the U-16s recorded their second win of the campaign. 

The U-18s faced Juventus on Sunday, falling 3-2 at the adidas Timbers Training Center. Lucas Cini scored his second goal of the season, while Jacob Montes notched his first goal of the season.  

Next up, the Timbers U-16s and U-18s will play host to Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s U-16 and U-18 teams at the adidas Timbers Training Center on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 2 p.m. (Pacific).

Also, Timbers U-16s player Adrian Villegas received a call-up from U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth to the 2016 Fall Semester of the U.S. U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida.