Philadelphia's new academy program got the better of more established FC Dallas in what amounted to a placement game Monday to finish third in Group B. Philadelphia opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when Jimmy McLaughlin dribbled into the penalty area and cut the ball back to Darius Madison, who finished to give the Union the lead.
Philadelphia had another good chance shortly before halftime when Madison crossed to Melvin Snoh, whose header just went wide. The best Dallas chance to tie the game came in the 65th minute, when Samuel Coleman controlled a long ball down the wing and got his shot past the goalkeeper but pulled it just wide. The Union held on for its first ever win at the U-17 level.
2010 SUM U-17 Cup - Group B
Philadelphia Union (1-1-1) vs. FC Dallas (0-2-1)
PHI -- Darius Madison 1 (Jimmy McLaughlin 1) 23
Philadelphia Union -- Jacob Schenk, Troy Barr (Connor Ryan 63), Benjamin Kennel, Joseph Raymond, Melvin Snoh, Darius Madison (Christian Kaschack 49), Chris Somerville (Colin O'Neil 55), Zack Shiposh (Ryan Dobbs 35), Jimmy McLaughlin (Zach Pfeffer 55), Mike Gonzalez (Ryan Bertrado 49), Jonathan Wenser.
FC Dallas -- Eduardo Cortez (Caleb Underwood 60), Mark Ashby, Nicolas Rochowski (Christian Garcia 51), Marco Ortiz (Jairo Villalta 31), David Robledo, Flavio Guzman, Juan Toledo, Bobby Eddet (Ryan Ward 63), Erik Chapa (Emerson Hydman 60), Jacob Garza (Marco Carrizales 31), Samuel Coleman.
Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.