The Columbus Crew’s 22-year-old midfielder Dilly Duka scored his second goal in as many games, and the Vancouver Whitecaps’ 18-year-old striker Omar Salgado produced another piece of brilliance to lead the Generation adidas team to a 3-2 win over second-division Dutch side FC Volendam yesterday.
Duka struck on a free kick (as he did against the Ajax reserves last week) and Salgado, with his back to goal at the top of the box, took a pass from 20-year-old Philadelphia Union striker Danny Mwanga, turned skillfully, and rifled a shot into the top right corner.
Combined with his mazy run against the Ajax reserves last Thursday, Salgado’s goal was enough to make you wonder why he didn’t get more PT in 2011.
The GA squad outshot Volendam 19–5 and controlled most of the game. They played the last 14 minutes with 10 men after 19-year-old Philly striker Jack McInerney was sent off for dissent.
The young MLSers wrap up their Netherlands schedule today, taking on Almere City FC, another Dutch second-division club, this afternoon.