LA Galaxy Academy U-14s shine bright: Securing third place in Portimao International Cup

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The young talents of LA Galaxy Academy U-14s secured an impressive third place at the 2023 Portimao International Cup, culminating in a thrilling victory against Vitoria SC with a 2-1 scoreline.

Their stellar performance amassed a remarkable 6-1-2 record throughout the tournament, showcasing their prowess on the international stage.

In an exhilarating journey, the Galaxy Academy maneuvered through the group stage and triumphed over Shamrock Rovers (Ireland) in a hard-fought 2-1 victory during the Quarterfinal Round.

Their Semi-final clash against Juventus ended in a tense 1-1 draw in regulation time, leading to a challenging penalty-kick shootout that saw the Galaxy narrowly miss out on a spot in the final.

Showcasing their skills on Portuguese soil, the LA Galaxy Academy U-14s emerged triumphant with a 2-0 win over FC Nomme United (Estonia), followed by a determined 1-0 victory against SBV Excelsior Rotterdam (Netherlands).

The team claimed a thrilling 2-1 win against Liverpool FC (England), held Progress Cantera (Netherlands) to a goalless draw, and secured a notable 1-0 victory over Portimonense S.C. (Portugal) in the crucial group stage finale.