Palmeiras Perfect in Ohio Showcase!
Team Chicago Academy-Palmeiras, coached by Herb Schuler, went 3-0 at the Ohio Galaxies Showcase last weekend. The first game was a convincing 3-1 victory over the Star Red Devils. Goals game from Dominic Duffy, Emerson Beinhauer, and Josh Kolzow. Palmeiras got out to a fast start with two goals in the first ten minutes.
In the second game Palmeiras earned a win in dramatic fashion over WCSC Elite. After dominating the game the score was still 0-0 entering the final 30 seconds when Emerson Beinhauer earned a free kick directly outside the box. Palmeiras sent everyone into the box except the goalkeeper. After a scrum in the box Dominic Duffy put the ball into the net. As soon as he scored the referee ended the game and gave the team a 1-0 win.
In the third game Palmeiras did not get many chances in the first half against Dexter FC Michigan. Dominic Duffy scored on a late first half free kick to tie the match 1-1 at half. In the second half Palmeiras stepped up the quality in the attacking third. With 10 minutes left Cal Nettleton received the ball at the top of the box. He cut the ball onto his right foot past the defender and bent the ball into the far post upper 90 for the eventual game-winner. Cal’s goal was the class of the weekend.
Over the weekend the defense was brilliant. Bennett Curtis held down the back line as center back. A mix of Wes Anderson, Antonio Magno, and Jack Olmstead covered the wings in the victories. Shoale Badr was brilliant in goal letting in only two goals in three games.
Next weekend Team Chicago Academy-Palmeiras opens its MRL campaign in Milwaukee vs Bavarians and FC Waukesha.