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Union Academy U-12s advance to Iber Cup Super Groups

Philadelphia Union Academy U-12's continued their rapid tear throughout South American competition, netting 29 goals in route to advancing to the Super Group stage of the Iber Cup Porto Alegre in Brazil.

The U-12's under the coaching of Kleberson find themselves in Super Group D that features Sao Leo and Goias from Brazil as well as Uruguayan clubs Penarol and Montevideo Wanderers.

The path to the next round came from both sides of the pitch, with eight different players finding the back of the net led by Kellan Leblanc, who was the most outstanding player at last week's Iber Cup Elite Sao Paulo. On the defensive side of the ball, the Boys in Blue only conceded four goals.

Regular group play began Monday morning with a 8-2 victory over Boca Juniors Canoas. The following day, the U-12s turned on the even more offense with 14-1 (United Sports AC) and 7-0 (Ronaldinho SA) scorelines. In the finale with the top spot on the line, they came up just short falling to Athletico PR 1-0.

The Super Group stage begins Thursday morning with a pair of contests against Sao Leo (9 a.m. EST) and Goias (2:35 p.m. EST). Friday will see the conclusion of Super Group matches with Penarol (9 a.m. EST) and Montevideo Wanderers (4:35 p.m. EST). All matches are scheduled to be streamed for free and can be seen here.

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