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MLR Teams Run U19 Series

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MLR Teams Run U19 Series

DC Academy in white, New England Academy in blue. David Hughes photo.

The New England Free Jacks and DC Old Glory MLR teams ran out their academy teams against each other this past weekend.

Both teams are running Girls U19 as well as Boys U19 programs. 

The Free Jacks teams (dubbed the Junior Jacks) won both games. The Junior Jacks Girls beat DC 19-7, while the Junior Jacks Boys won 23-17

"We are really happy with the combination of Free Jacks players coaching and imparting their IP combined with the brilliant local coaches who are experienced and understand the demographic," said Free Jacks Performance Manager Tom Kindley. "For a couple of teams quickly pulled together, they did themselves and the New England Free Jacks proud and we look forward to building out more concrete dates and team infrastructure to support their development and our pathways."

The U19 series is a home and away series for boys and girls U19 select sides from New England and DC areas to compete under the umbrella of the MLR sides. The second match is this coming Sunday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy as curtain raisers for the Free Jacks vs Rugby ATL game.