Generation adidas Side Downs FC Volendam 3-2

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.

Highlights here:

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.

Generation adidas Side Drops Dutch Opener, But Salgado Magic Nearly Saves the Show

The MLS Generation adidas team opened its tour of the Netherlands with a 4-2 loss to the Ajax reserves yesterday in Amsterdam, but pay attention to the 1:55 mark in the highlights clip below, when 18-year-old Texan Omar Salgado picks up the ball in midfield.

The lanky Vancouver Whitecaps youngster launches a dazzling run, beating seven Ajax players before the ball falls to Red Bulls striker Corey Hertzog, who laces it inside the near post to make it 2-2.

Salgado’s flourish almost makes up for the shoddy GA defending and lopsided result. Almost.

Take a look (again, the magic starts 1:55 in):

(By the way, Ajax—best kits in soccer? Best kits in soccer.)

The GA side returns to action on Tues, Dec 13, against Volendam.