Texas Rush USSDA vs San Antonio Scorpions
The Texas Rush Development Academy Program graciously accepted San Antonio Scorpions offer to play all three Development Academy games in Toyota Park this past weekend. The park is a new soccer specific stadium seating nine thousand fans for all home games of the NASL’s San Antonio Scorpions. The atmosphere the stadium creates with the European Style armchair bench seats, Bermuda grass surface, and large metal overhand that keeps all the sound in was truly spectacular.
Nick Evans, Director of Coaching for the Scorpions said “ We are honoring our Senior class of players at our club and selected the Texas Rush to play in the stadium because they try and do everything the right way.”
Our players were honored and were also inspired by the opportunity. The U18 group jumped out to a 2-0 half time lead with goals from Cobie Gaither off a corner kick, followed by a great strike from distance by Jose ”Primo” Covarrubias. The Seniors from San Antonio mounted a solid second half effort with several quality chances, but the U18’s held them off and added late goals by Denzel Ward and then Cobie Gaither gather duplicated his corner kick effort of the first half for a solid 4-0 win.
The U16’s game started off in a different fashion, San Antonio scored to take a 1-0 lead on a very well executed free-kick, that was headed in. The U16 group put together several quality scoring opportunities, but it took a spectacular chip of the goalkeeper from over thirty-five yards from Angel Lopez to level the score at half time 1-1. This was truly the goal of the day! The second half the Rush U16 team stepped up with a goal from Fabian Adame off good build up play down the left flank. This was followed up by two goals from Brandon Guhl who had a truly inspired second half performance. This provided the team with a 4-2 victory after a late goal from Scorpions in the final minutes of the game.
The U14 game saw Texas Rush take a 1-0 lead in thirty-six seconds as Danny Cabrera picked up goalkeeper Alex Fetterly’s punt, and beat the goalkeeper. The remainder of the first half was all Scorpions seeing them draw level in the thirty-seventh minute, a much-deserved goal. However, the second half the 14 group would respond Gustavo Cavazos would finish an Antonio Tello cross just four minutes into the second half. Then substitute Angel “UC” Onuoha ran rampant scoring on a great individual dribbling run, followed by a quality finish on the turn from a ball played behind the defense by Danny Caberra. This gave the Texas Rush it’s third four goal win of the day and all nine points, a first for the club this season!
The Texas Rush Staff would personally like to thank the San Antonio Scorpions, Nick Evans and Juan Lamadrid for the invitation to play at Toyota Park, and the club wishes them continued success as they build a club for the future.