Notes; Christian Pulisic, the Americans' 17-year-old midfielder, was allowed to leave the team during its training camp ahead of the Copa America to attend the Hershey High School prom on May 27 at the Hershey Hotel in Pennsylvania, then returned for the following day's match against Bolivia in Kansas City, Kansas, became the youngest American goal-scorer of the modern era. He left school to sign with Borussia Dormund in January 2015. They replace midfielder Oscar Romero, who got a red card against Colombia, and defenders Robert Piris and Bruno Valdez, and forward Edgar Benitez.
It was No. 1 vs. No. 2 in high school boys' soccer on Friday night in downtown Los Angeles, and No. 2 Cathedral defeated No. 1 Servite, 3-0, in a battle of the top Southern Section Division 1 teams. Cathedral is in its first season of Division 1 soccer. Xavier Cruzata and Alex Lugo had goals for the Phantoms, who are 11-2-4 overall. Goalie Richard Rangul got his 12th shutout. It was a tough week for Servite, which had to win two Trinity League games earlier in the week.
Of the total, 88 are members of the soccer team at the coeducational Rissho Shonan High School in the city of Matsue, and 82 of them live in the same dormitory. The team has played matches outside the prefecture since late July, fueling concerns about a wider spread of the virus. The cluster of infections at the school, detected over the three-day holiday through Monday, raised the total number of novel coronavirus cases in Shimane Prefecture to 126. All 91 people who tested positive at the school have either no symptoms or only mild symptoms of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, the authorities said. In addition to soccer club members, two teachers involved with the team and a baseball player at the school, which has a total of 350 students and staff members, were found to be infected with the virus.
Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here. The City Section is once again strong in soccer, led by perennial power El Camino Real. But watch out for unbeaten Fremont. The Pathfinders are 7-0 and have one of the hottest scorers in senior Alexis Vera.