FORT MYERS, Fla. – With the start of the 2012 season less than a month away, a trio of incoming FGCU signees will compete for the 2012 U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) U-17/18 Championship on Sunday, July 22 at 9 p.m. ET when FC Dallas takes on Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BBVA Compass Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
Incoming freshmen Aaron Guillen (El Paso, Texas/Coronado HS) and David Robledo are members of FC Dallas and will take on future FGCU teammate Daniel Stanese (Pitt Meadows, British Columbia/Pitt Meadows Secondary), who is a starting defender for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
The game can be seen live on each team’s official websites, www.FCDALLAS.com and www.WHITECAPSFC.com, or www.USSOCCER.com.
Guillen and Robledo helped FC Dallas advance out of Group 2 with a 2-0-1 record for seven points that was highlighted by a must-win 3-2 victory over Solar Chelsea on Friday night. Guillen has started all three games this week on defense, while Robledo has seen action in all three contests with one start. A second half sub against Baltimore, Robledo set up FC Dallas’ first goal in the 65th minute.
Stanese has been a mainstay in the starting lineup all season for the Whitecaps and has started all three games this week. Vancouver advanced out of Group 1 with a 2-0-1 record, giving up a tournament-low four goals with the best goal differential (+5). Stanese has played every minute of all three games in the Final Eight.