MLS NEXT Cup | Jakupovic leads U15s to big victory


Philadelphia Union Academy's U15 team saw a historic display from forward Malik Jakupovic as he scored four goals to lead the Baby Snakes past FC United by a 5-1 margin.

The Union Academy forward scored a pair of goals in each half while teammate Samuel Gallegos added to the scoreline to give the side from Philly a 3-1 lead at intermission.

Jakupovic kept the offense rolling to push the Union's advantage even wider in the second half to prevent any momentum that could have come from the Chicago-based opposition when they converted from the penalty spot. Henry Apaloo's defense stood strong and didn't conceed during the run of play to collect momentum of their own as they secured their spot into the Round of 16.

The U15s will face off against the LA Galaxy, who defeated Charlotte FC by a 2-1 scoreline, in the next round on Monday, June 17th with kickoff set for 10:30AM ET.