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Sporting KC Academy enjoys excellent Saturday against Shattuck-St. Mary's as MLS NEXT resumes

The second weekend of MLS NEXT saw the Sporting Kansas City Academy post three wins and a draw against Minnesota-based Shattuck-St. Mary’s on Saturday at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Competing in the newly formed youth league launched by Major League Soccer, the Sporting KC U-19s posted their second straight 1-0 victory to open the new season. They were joined in the win column by the rampant U-17s and U-15s, while the U-16s battled to a draw.

U-19s stay perfect

Seven days after knocking off cross-state rivals Saint Louis FC by a 1-0 scoreline at Swope Soccer Village, the U-19s replicated the feat against Shattuck on Iowa soil.