Spring 2014 Tournament Success!Feb 17, 2014
Monday February 17th
Over the past few weekends, SA United Soccer Club has attended various tournaments including the Lonestars Copa Event, Austin Texans Elite Invitational, Lonestars Women's Showcase, Bluechip Men's Showcase as well as hosting our 4th Annual United For Hope Tournament.
In all of these events, our players and teams have had the opportunity to play good competitive games, prepare for the spring season opener or look to showcase their talent in front of watching college coaches. We have been very pleased with how all of our teams have applied themselves during these events and we are delighted to see some of our teams go on to be crowned Champions or runners up.
Our 00 Boys Black, 00 Boys Gold, 00 Girls Black and 02 Boys Gold all finished runners up with the 00 Boys Black experiencing the heart ache of losing on a penalty shootout. All teams played to a consistently high standard all weekend.
Above: 02 Boys Gold - 2nd place at the United For Hope Tournament
On February 15th and 16th, we attended the Austin Texans Elite Invitational and the Lonestars SA Copa Event. Our 01 Boys took 1st place at the Elite Invitational, defeating the number one ranked team from Louisiana 3-1 in the championship game. Coach Jay Sparrow was delighted with the team’s style, citing the team played with no fear, producing positive attacking soccer. At the Copa Event, our 05 Spurs finished in 2nd place, winning 3 games in the build up to the final and our 02 Boys Silver finished in 2nd place, a fantastic achievement for the team who are going from strength to strength. Two teams were crowned champions as the 00 Boys Gold won 2-0 in the final against a team that had previously beaten them in the group stages. It was a brilliant performance from the players. And finally, our 04 Girls Hornets, won all four of their games to also win the tournament. Congratulations to all our players and coaching staff on a job well done!
Above: 01 Boys showing of their Championship medals at the Elite Invitational, Austin
Above: 00 Boys Gold - Champions at the Lonestars Copa Event, San Antonio
Above: 04 Girls Hornets - Champions at the Lonestars Copa Event, San Antonio. A fantastic weekend for the girls; we are excited to watch their continued development!
Finally, over the past few weeks, our 97 Boys RIASA and 97 Girls Black have attended some prestigious showcase tournaments to gain some exposure in front of many college coaches. On February 1st and 2nd, our 97 Boys RIASA attended the Blue Chip Showcase in Houston; a Premier Showcase in the Southwest. The event was attended by a number of coaches representing colleges from Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The boys put on a good show and received many positive reviews about the way they played.
Also on February 15th and 16th, our 97 Girls Black attended the Lonestars Women's Showcase held at the Town and Country Complex in Austin. Coach Agustin said it was a fantastic weekend and a great opportunity for our female players to showcase their abilities. Coach Agustin picking out one game vs Sting where over 22 coaches were in attendance.
We now turn our attentions to preparing for our opening league games this weekend which begin on Saturday February 22nd.