May 21, 2021

Spring has certainly arrived here in New England and games for both the Seacoast United Girls Academy and Boys MLS Next are coming at a rapid pace.

Both programs have enjoyed success over the past couple of weeks and the coaching staff is hoping that momentum will carry through the end of the season in June.

“We’re coming down to the final games, and this is where the hard work really starts to pay off,” said Girls Academy Director, Chris Scott. “The girls did really well down in Florida and North Carolina and it certainly highlighted how far our program has come in recent years.”

The Seacoast United Girls Academy will be on the road this Saturday when they face divisional rivals New England Football Club (NEFC) in Massachusetts.

The boys’ teams will be hitting the road as well as they travel to New York to take on Metropolitan Oval.

“All of the age groups have been putting together a good string of results, and we’re looking to keep it going,” said Boys Academy Director, Peter Decker. “We want to build off of that momentum and come back to New Hampshire with positive results.”

It was a memorable weekend for some of the Academy players who made their debuts with the USL 2 Seacoast United Phantoms. In Friday's game, Jack Burgess earned quality minutes in a closely contested 1-0 win against the Boston Bolts. On Sunday, Taig Healy played in his first USL 2 match helping the Phantoms to a 3-2 win against AC Connecticut.

Burgess recently committed to Boston College, and Healy has verbally committed to the University of New Hampshire.

“It was great to see Jack and Taig get a run out with the Phantoms at the weekend,” said Decker. “They have worked extremely hard and it proves that we can provide a pathway for these players.”

Be sure to follow Seacoast United’s official social media accounts for the latest updates this weekend.