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KAIAC match, KKFS
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Win 2-0

March 1, 2014.

Forward Jay Moon Song scored both goals in a 2-0 win for Chadwick International over Korea Kent Foreign School to kickoff the 2014 season for the boys varsity soccer team.  The match was the first ever for the boys varsity team in KAIAC competition and was an impressive debut against a historically strong program. 

Chadwick demonstrated its intent to impress inside the first minute of the match with neat buildup stemming from a Jinwoo Kim tackle in midfield, leading to a flowing attack of one touch combinations and culminating with a Ron Chai shot that was saved out of play at the near post.  Chadwick kept the pressure on and had successive shots go just wide of the left post in the 8th and 9th minutes from Daniel Oh and Alex Hannagan respectively. 

Kent nearly took the lead in the 13th minute with their first shot on goal ringing off the right post after a corner kick.  Chadwick quickly returned to the front foot in the match and piled consistent pressure on with two quick shots on goal coming from Jinwoo Kim.  Jay Moon Song then flashed a shot agonizingly wide of the right post in the 20th minute.  The close call was foretelling of the goal that would break the deadlock as Song again found himself in behind the defense in the 31st minute after a Jun Kim clearance alluded Kent’s defenders.  Song made no mistake this time, coolly slotting the ball to the side of Kent’s stranded goalkeeper. 

Chadwick continued to dictate play after the interval with more inspired play by central midfield duo Jinwoo Kim and Alex Hannagan.  Kim eluded two Kent defenders in midfield, and after combining with Hannagan, lofted a beautiful ball into the path of Ron Chai running in behind the defense.  Chai elected to unselfishly pass to Song who could only turn the ball onto the underside of the bar after his initial shot was blocked. 

Chadwick kept the pressure on and quickly doubled its lead in the 49th minute after Song again got in behind Kent’s defense to slot home a sumptuous through ball from Hannagan.  Song should have completed his hat-trick 5 minutes later when again faced 1 v 1 with the keeper.  He conspired to hit his shot directly into the hands of a grateful Kent goalie however, and the chance went begging.

The pressure stayed on throughout the rest of the second half as the impressive Ron Chai, captain Chris Huh, and Daniel Oh all failed to convert 1 v 1 opportunities that could have been scored.  The victory, and clean sheet, was sealed when Chadwick keeper Jack Cho made an excellent save on Kent’s only other shot of the match in the 75th minute. 

The strong defensive performance lead by Richard Lee at the back, the solid buildup play from the midfield engine of Jinwoo Kim and Hannagan, and the speed of Chai and Song up front proved too strong for Kent over the course of the match. 

Chadwick is back in action next Saturday when they host Centennial Christian School in a KISAC matchup.

Chadwick lineup:  Jack Cho, Brian Lee, Jun Kim, Richard Lee, Steven Kim, Jinwoo Kim, Alex Hannagan, Daniel Oh, Chris Huh, Ron Chai, Jay Moon Song.  Substitutes: Jimmy Kim, Benny Joo, Edward Park, Hwarang Kim, Nick Park, Keonoh Kim, Sangmin Lee, Brandon Han, Brandon Park.

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KISAC match, CCS
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Tie 0-0

 

8 March 2014

Chadwick International School and Centennial Christian School ended their Korean International School Athletic Conference friendly match knotted at 0-0 after an exciting match filled with numerous chances.

Chadwick got off to a quick start in the first minute of the match when Ron Chai pounced on an ill-advised back pass from the CCS right back, sparking an immediate attack through a neat 1-touch pass from Chris Huh forward to Jay Song running behind the CCS defense. Song couldn’t make good on the opportunity though, miss-controlling the ball just wide to the left of the goal. The immediate pressure by Chadwick was a portent of what was to come though, as they maintained consistent dominance in possession and chances throughout the match.

Chadwick’s next opportunity came through neat buildup play by Chris Huh, Alex Hannagan and Chai in the 5th minute. Hannagan’s shot from the edge of the area was blocked only as far as Song, who saw his follow up effort saved nicely by the CCS keeper.

In the 10th minute Song was fed a nice ball from Jinwoo Kim out of midfield and did all the hard work, beating two CCS defenders on the dribble, but contrived to miss just wide to the right of goal from 12 yards out.

In the 15th minute Song again had a golden opportunity after latching on to a ball played in behind the CCS defense by Daniel Oh. Song again came up dry after seeing his shot ring off the inside of the right post.

Next was Hannagan’s turn to have a shot that whistled just wide of the right post in the 18th minute. The chances were coming quick and fast for Chadwick as Chris Huh and Hannagan again saw chances go begging as Chadwick maintained their intense pressure on CCS.

CCS had their best chance of the match at the close of the first half from a free kick 40 yards out. The delivery was dangerous and lofted perfectly to the back post, but no CCS player could turn the ball into the goal.

Chadwick jumped on top again at the start of the second half and created chance after chance on goal. It was clearly not going to be Chadwick’s day though as Hannagan saw not one, but two goalbound efforts come ringing off of both posts. As the match wound down, neither team could find a breakthrough, and the match ultimately ended in stalemate at 0-0.

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KAIAC match, DSS
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Win 3-1

12 March 2014

Chadwick International School continued a positive start to their Korean-American Interscholastic Athletic Conference league campaign with a 3-1 win over Dwight School Seoul.

The match began under rainy conditions and the slick pitch at Chadwick resulted in neither team being able to gain a strong foothold on the match. With both teams struggling to retain possession, it was Chadwick that had the first goal scoring opportunity of the match in the 17th minute when Ron Chai jumped on a botched clearance from the Dwight defense, only for the Dwight keeper to tackle the ball away before Chai could get a shot off.

Chadwick had another opportunity after a concerted buildup in the 22nd minute, but Jinwoo Kim’s effort from the edge of the area was always rising above the crossbar. Just 3 minutes later, Chris Huh found himself unmarked at the back post, but when a simple first time shot was called for, Huh took an extra touch on the ball allowing the Dwight defense to recover and block his shot.

The breakthrough for Chadwick came in the 28th minute when a counter-attack sparked by a beautiful 45 yard through ball from Alex Hannagan put Chai alone in on goal. He was cynically chopped down from behind by a Dwight defender just outside the edge of the penalty area. The referee inexplicably did not produce a red card for the denial of a goal scoring opportunity, but Chadwick made Dwight pay for the foul anyway as Hannagan expertly curled the resultant free-kick into the top right corner of the goal past the outstretched Dwight keeper.

The opening goal for Chadwick sparked the Dwight attack into life as they took control of the match for the remainder of the first half. An attempted bicycle kick from Dwight’s #10 produced a fine save from Chadwick goalkeeper Jack Cho as he tipped the shot over the bar. Dwight then quickly found themselves level as a miscued clearance from Jun Kim presented an easy tap in for Dwight’s forward in the 37th minute. Just moments later, Cho had to quickly be alert at his near post as a Dwight attacker once again bore down on the Chadwick goal. Cho did just enough to block the shot out as the first half came to a close.

The second half opened with further opportunities for Dwight with multiple chances on goal including a fierce 30-yard strike that flew just past the right post. Chadwick began to claw their way back into the match through determined running from forward Jimmy Kim, and neat passing out of midfield from Chris Huh. Kim should have given Chadwick the lead again in the 52nd minute when alone in on goal with only the keeper to beat, but he conspired to push his shot just wide of the left post as the match remained knotted at 1 a piece.

Chadwick found themselves back in front when Jun Kim rose above his marker to head a Chris Huh corner kick home from 10 yards out in the 62nd minute. It was the defender’s first goal of the season and in his jubilation, he drew a yellow card for removing his shirt in an ill-advised celebration. Dwight nearly drew level for a second time but for a stunning double save by Cho from close range following a Dwight corner. Dwight continued to push for an equalizer, but it was Chadwick that put the match away in the 75th minute when Jinwoo Kim lifted a ball beautifully into the path of Jay Song to calmly slot home with his left past a stranded Dwight keeper.

The 3-1 win for Chadwick leaves them top of the table in the KAIAC White Division.

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KISAC match, CDS
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Win 3-1

15 March 2014

Two goals either side of halftime from Jimmy Kim and a goal late on from Jay Song saw Chadwick International run out 3-1 winners over Cheongna Dalton School.

Chadwick started on the front foot early and created several chances in the opening minutes through the creativity of Chris Huh and Alex Hannagan in central midfield. The early period of pressure nearly paid off when Jay Song was sent in on goal, but was unlucky to see his left-footed effort beat the keeper, but come back off the inside of the right post.

Dalton struggled to gain a foothold in the match as Benny Joo frustrated their #9 with tenacious marking and Richard Lee marshaled the Chadwick backline impressively. Jimmy Kim ultimately opened the scoring in the 24th minute when a Jinwoo Kim clearance sparked a counterattack, culminating in a beautiful 30 yard through ball from Hannagan that send Jimmy Kim in alone on goal. Kim made no mistake and coolly slotted home past the stranded Dalton keeper with his left foot.

Chadwick maintained pressure through the rest of the first half but failed to increase their advantage despite several dangerous chances.

After the break Jimmy Kim quickly added to his tally and doubled Chadwick’s lead after being sent in on goal by Jinwoo Kim in the 45th minute. Again Jimmy Kim calmly slotted the ball into the corner of the goal leaving the Dalton keeper no chance. Kim should have helped Chadwick extend their lead even further just minutes later when he was put through on goal with Jay Song unmarked in the penalty area. With Song open for an easy tap into an open net, Kim pushed for a third goal himself to complete a hat-trick and blazed his shot harmlessly over the goal.

A defensive miscue at the back gave Dalton a goal and an avenue back into the match in the 65th minute. With several Chadwick defenders unable to clear and goalkeeper Jack Cho unable to secure the ball, Dalton scrambled home their only goal of the match.

Any ideas for Dalton of getting level disappeared though through Jay Song’s 4th goal of the season. Jinwoo Kim deftly lifted the ball over the Dalton backline and song made no mistake from 6 yards out.

Chadwick’s next match is at home on Wednesday, March 19 against KAIAC league foe Dwight School Seoul.