Good game U8 Manchester United against Conroe SC, unfortunately no win
Last Saturday, the U8 started the spring season league against Conroe SC. Almost everyone was on time, great job. The first half both teams were equal. Both teams played well but our opponent had a bit more luck. A big fault from the arbitration resulted in a penalty kick for the opponent, which they scored. After the goal, we were a little bit confused and overwhelmed. We couldn’t play together and a lot of our players run out of their position. The opponent took benefit from that and scored again. The half break came at the right moment for us.
During half time, we agreed that we should stay at our position. We created some good changes in the first half but we didn´t keep the ball close to ourselves in the dribble. Our focus for the second half was to control the ball and maintain ball possession.
In the Second half, we started out great by directly scoring two goals. Throughout the game our opponent had even more changes and they profited from that. The last part of the game was very exciting. The opponent was slightly better and beat us by 1 goal difference. The final score was 3-4.
Our compliments to our squad and we see you at the practices.
HDL FC U10 Ajax vs Sports culture SC
On Saturday, the U10 Ajax took on a tough opponent at Sports culture to kick off the start of the spring league. After practicing the last few weeks, the team felt ready to play and have a good start to the season. After the first 5 minutes, the HDL youth took control with some nice counter attacks. Unfortunately, the U10 couldn’t track back in time and conceded an early goal. With the pace of the game increasing, the lions held on tight all the way till the end of the half. After Halftime, a small change in the formation had occurred with now 2 strikers up top. The opponent had taken off a 2 players because of injury and fatigue so the lions took advantage of that and scored a goal with 5 minutes remaining in the game by Addie Bartlet.
Player of the day: Addie Bartlet
HDL FC U10 AC Milan vs Red Bulls
The U10 Dutch Lions faced the red bulls on Saturday with the start of the new season. The first half was high paced with lots of goals. The red bulls scored first in the first 10 minutes of the half. The Lions answered quickly by a solo goal by Sebastian Rodriquez. With the game going back and forth the half ended at 1-2 red bulls. Coming into the 2nd half, lions scored twice to take the lead for the first time with goals by Sebastian and Nicholas Overturf. In the final minutes of the game with the score 5-5, The lions caught a break with a beautiful combination from the trio in the midfield, Nicholas, Sebastian, and Camden, setting a one vs one opportunity and a great finish by Nicholas to give the lions a lead. In the final seconds of the game the red bulls caught a break down the sideline but couldn’t get pass the strong defense of Griffin miller, Connor Tucker, and Ty carnes with also great goalkeeping by Tyler Skrehot. Coach Dylan was really proud of the effort and heart put into the game from the young and mighty lions. Also a special thanks to the support from the parents on the sideline for keeping the team motivated and determined to win!
Player of the day: Nicholas Overturf
HDL FC’s U11 Great comeback and win in first game of the season!
On March 29th, , the U11 started out their season against Sports culture SC.
Before the game, everybody was eager to play the first game of the season. Interim coach Dennis explained the strategies for the game to control ball possession and to create changes through the outside wingers.
In the beginning of the first half, the U11 boys had a very slow start. Within 5 minutes Sportsculture SC scored two goals and took the lead 2-0. Instead of lacking down, the U11 boys stood up and played much better. Furthermore, in less than 5 minutes afterwards, we tied by 2 great goals. 2-2. Great combination play starting from the back, looking for our wingers who can cross the ball and score! In the last few minutes of the first half we took the lead 3-2! Another great goal was scored right before half time, good job!
In the second half, the U11 boys played very well. Great ball possession with lots of great chances. Through hard working in the defense the boys didn’t concede any goals. In the last period of the game we awarded our hard work by scoring another great goal. 4-2!
The U11 boys started out the season perfectly! Everybody worked hard and tried to maintain ball possession. Compliments to everybody in the team!
Player of the day: Daniel Ruiz
Texans - Houston Dutch Lions FC U12
Last Saturday, we played against the Texans who is currently number 1 in the league. After the great game of last week, this week we started out really slow. We didn’t play in our position, no ball possession and couldn’t win any duels. That was the biggest difference from the game of last week. Everything starts with working very hard in your own position. After an own goal and a personal mistake, we woke up and played much better. This resulted also in a goal.
During the break, we’ve mentioned to stay in position, and work very hard in the second half. This resulted in a very good second half for the Houston Dutch Lions FC. Second half we played much better and created some changes.
Next Game we will have to play like we did this week in the Second half. See you guys at practice.
Player of the week: Diego Gorjon (GK)
Great victory U-14 squad in opening match!
After a couple of friendly games and a lot of practices it was finally time for our players to show their skills in the first game of the league.
Whereas our team continues to grow we were fortunate to recognize and introduce new members of our U14 also in this game.
We started out very sharp and gave a lot of pressure on the ball. We created a lot of changes and our team played on a much higher level than the opponent. We scored an early goal at the beginning of the match. Our players know that it was a perfect match for a high score. We scored again and again. At the end of the first half the score was already 5-1 for us.
During the break it was time to make a couple of substitutions. The new players played also very well and made some very good combinations together.
Our coach Hidde was very proud. The guys did a great job. Right now you see the result of practicing a lot. We played as a team and fought for each other. Well done boys! Also, our fans deserve a big compliment. Thanks for the support. The final score was 11-1.
See you next week.
Player of the day: Collin Spaulding