We love to share what matters.
Going into this match, this team, our team, the LA Galaxy U14 team was undefeated with a 19-0-2 record in the US Soccer Development Academy with 101 GF and 12 GA.
You rarely, if ever, see us publish or mention our domestic exploits (we could be doing it weekly), because that doesn’t really matter.
What matters is the global context. We are helping drive the state of the art in the United States, and the benchmark is the best in the world. That’s the measuring stick.
It’s why we’ve published our matches versus FC Barcelona in years past, and now Manchester City – to teach and to show where we’re at.
It is here where players get exposed.
It is here where players get validated.
It is here where cutting edge coaching gets challenged.
If the objective is to develop quality professionals, competing against the standard is where we all have the possibility of learning the most important of lessons.
This match was a semi-final in the Cayman Airways U15 Invitational. And to offer some context, this Manchester City team had just won the Premier League in England and is considered one of best teams, if not the best, in Europe.
Their results leading up to this match had been:
Man City 5-1 over MLS’ DC United
Man City 9-0 over MLS’ Houston Dynamo
Man City 5-2 over Cuba’s National Team
Without further ado, the video:
Brian Kleiban, the coach of this team, will of course be a presenter at the 3four3 Summit this July 29-31. Come join us.