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Georgia United

All three Georgia United teams took on the North Carolina Rapids at Metro North Park.

The U-14s opened with a 3-0 win. Daniel Mangarov, Tariq Mohammed, and Remi Smith scored in the victory.

The U-16s notched a 1-0 win, with Cheik Fofana scoring the match's lone goal. Fofana has 19 goals this season. The U-16s climb to fourth place in the Southeast Division with their win, and look comfortable to qualify for this summer's Development Academy league playoffs.

The U-18s won by a 3-1 margin. Munear Ibrahim, Chris Mikus, and Juan Torres scored for Georgia. They are currently in sixth place in the Southeast Division, and are holding onto one of the final spots in the playoffs.

All three teams host the Charlotte Soccer Academy next Saturday at Metro North Park.

Concorde Fire

All three Concorde Fire Development Academy teams hosted the South Carolina Battery Academy at Georgia Soccer Park.

The U-14s won their match, 2-1. John Franks and Ryan Shanahan scored in the victory.

The U-16s fell to the Battery, 2-1. Alec Supinski scored Concorde's lone goal, his eighth this season. The U-16s are in tenth place in the Southeast Division.

The U-18s dropped a 2-1 decision, with Michael Ille scoring the Fire's lone goal. They are in tenth place in the Southeast Division.

All three teams travel to North Carolina next weekend to take on the Carolina Rapids at Bailey Park.

Georgia Soccer Academy Cup

Georgia Soccer hosted their annual Academy Cup for teams U-12 and under. Flight champions are listed below:

U-9 Red: AFC Lightning Gold 2-0 NASA Arsenal; U-9 Blue: Snellville Liberty Red 1-0 Augusta Arsenal Gold

U-10 Red 6v6: NASA Chelsea 3-0 Inter Atlanta FC Premier; U-10 Blue 8v8: CFC Red Star Elite 2-1 Athens United Black

U-11 Red: Alianza Gold 5-2 Inter Atlanta FC Elite; U-11 Blue: DDYSC Wolves Elite 8-1 SSA Savannah United Premier; U-11 Green: MAYS Forsyth Blue 3-1 All-In FC Blue

U-12 Red 11v11: SSA Chelsea Predator Blue 4-1 Arsenal Rome Red; U-12 White 11v11: Ambush Boys Red 3-2 Concorde Fire North Black; U-12 Blue 11v11: MAYS Buckhead Blue 5-1 RYSA Revolution; U-12 Green 11v11: SSA Savannah United Blue 3-1 Concorde Fire South Black; U-12 Red 8v8: Arsenal Rome White 3-1 NASA Select; U-12 Blue 8v8: Concorde Fire North White 3-0 Augusta Arsenal Blue; U-12 Green 8v8: Bryson Park - United Elite 3-0 Galaxy Black

Georgia Soccer Rec Cup

Georgia Soccer hosted their annual Rec Cup State Championship. Flight champions are listed below:

U-10 Red: Fannin County Flash 2-1 MUSA Eagles; U-10 Blue: Columbus Gladiators 4-2 UFA Liverpool

U-12 Red: Mountain United Panthers 3-0 Bryson Park Tigers; U-12 Blue: Cherokee Impact Fusion 2-1 Villa Rica Warriors

U-14 Red: Sacred Heart Tigers 9-0 SSA Chelsea; U-14 Blue: GFC Sharks 2-1 MCSC Breakers

U-16 Red: GSA Lightning 2-1 Triumph Eagles

U-19 White: Forsyth YMCA 2-1 Covington YMCA Galaxy

Georgia Express Festival

The 5th Annual Georgia Express Festival was held in Johns Creek hosted by Georgia Express FC. Flight champions are listed below:

U-8 Genoa 6v6: Ambush White 5-3 Georgia Express FC Valencia; U-8 Lazio 6v6: Smyrna PDP Red 4-3 DDYSC Wolves United; U-8 Roma 6v6: Inter Atlanta FC Galaxy 4-2 Inter Atlanta FC Rapids; U-8 Chievo 5v5: SSA Chelsea Black Copa 4-1 Boomers; U-8 Verona 5v5: SSA Chelsea Black Predator 5-4 Bryson Park Peralta

U-9 Genoa: UFA Red 3-2 LSA Navy; U-9 Lazio: UFA Gold 6-4 Dekalb United; U-9 Roma: Alliance SC White 6-5 UFA Black; U-9 Chievo: UFA Blue 9-8 MAYSA Storm

U-10 Genoa 8v8: UFA Red 2-1 Storm Black; U-10 Lazio 6v6: Bryson Park Premier 7-4 Auburn Thunder; U-10 Roma 6v6: Cherokee Strikers Selecao 3-2 Alliance White

U-11 Boys Genoa: DDYSC Wolves Premier 3-2 Inter Atlanta FC Excel; U-11 Lazio: Alpharetta Ambush Grey 3-2 UFA Black

U-12 Boys Genoa 11v11: Georgia Express FC Black 2-0 Cherokee Impact Red

U-13 Boys Genoa: SSA Chelsea Select Blue 2-0 Jones Bridge Soccer Breakers

U-16 Boys Genoa: Ambush White 3-2 Georgia Express FC

Atlanta Fire United Select Elite Cup Tournament

Atlanta Fire hosted their tournament for U-13 through U-19 players in Duluth. Flight champions are listed below:

U-13 Boys Elite: Lanier Soccer Association Sharks Gold 1-0 Concorde Fire North Elite; U-13 Boys Gold: Chivitas 4-0 Fusion FC

U-14 Boys Elite: Southern Soccer Academy Chelsea Elite 1-0 Atlanta Fire Elite; U-14 Boys Gold: Oconee FC Red 3-2 Fayette Futbol Club Predators

U-15 Boys Elite: Southern Soccer Academy Chelsea Elite 1-0 Atlanta Fire Elite; U-15 Boys Gold: Atlanta Fire Silver 1-0 Piedmont Soccer Academy - Force

U-17 Boys Elite: SCS Clinton United 1-0 Athens United Gold

U-19 Boys Elite: AFC Lightning Gold 2-0 Inter Atlanta FC Elite

Players to watch

Two Georgia players were named "Players to Watch" for the upcoming U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series by Top Drawer Soccer:

Defender

Raul Tinoco, United FA (GA) - 2018: United FA 00 Elite (GA) is heading to its fourth National Championships this summer, and a part of the team’s recent success can be attributed to Raul Tinoco. The Under-16 defender helped United FA allow just two goals during the 2015-16 National League season, while scoring a pair himself. Tinoco was named an All-Star at the 2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Winter Interregional, along with his brother and United FA teammate, Saul Tinoco.

Forward

Carlos Reyes, United FA (GA) - 2018: Another key piece of the United FA 00 (GA) string of success is forward Carlos Reyes, who has been among the top scorers in several competitions since his team broke out in 2013. The 2018 grad has twice been named to the Best XI at Nationals and led the Region III Championships in scoring in 2014. Reyes also stood out at the 2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships while playing for the Georgia 2000 Boys.

High School State Champions

GHSA crowned their state soccer champions last weekend at Mercer University.

A Boys: Paideia 3, Fellowship Christian 2

AA Boys: Wesleyan 4, Pace Academy 0

AAA Boys: Decatur 3, East Hall 2

AAAA Boys: St. Pius 3, Johnson-Gainesville 0

AAAAA Boys: Riverwood 2, Northgate 0

AAAAAA Boys: Parkview 1, Milton 0

High School Soccer Rankings

The USA Today released their latest high school soccer rankings. There are five Georgia schools in the top 20:

6) Parkview High School (Lilburn): 19-4-0

10) Riverwood High School (Sandy Springs): 17-3-2

13) Chattahoochee High School (Johns Creek): 18-1-0

18) Milton High School (Milton): 16-4-1

20) Lakeside High School (Atlanta): 20-1-0