West Coast FC BU14, San Diego Surf 93-94 White GU15 and CZ Elite BU17 bring home titles.
After finishing in a 0-0 tie in qualifying rounds, the West Coast FC (CA-S) and St. Louis Scott Gallagher (MO) faced off for the William J. "Billy" Goaziou Cup. After a scoreless first half, Cristian Canales put one a way in the 43rd minute for West Coast FC. Then, West Coast's Justin Dhillon beat the attacking St. Louis keeper to the left and completed the breakaway for a 2-0 lead in 63rd minute. Despite St. Louis taking 11 shots on goal and five corner kicks, they were unable to
finish and the game ended 2-0, West Coast. This is West Coast club's first US Youth Soccer National Championship.
adidas Golden Glove and Golden Boot
Golden Glove: Ricky Brown - West Coast FC (CA-S)
Golden Boot: Donovan Frazier - Dix Hills Thunder (E-NY)
Both the San Diego Surf (CA-S) and the Dallas Texans Red (N-TX) participated in the US Youth Soccer National League where the Surf finished as champions and the Texans in third. The two familiar Under-15 Girls teams played through regulation to a scoreless tie despite 19 shots on goal. Two overtime periods produced the same 0-0 result. The contest went to penalty kicks to determine the champion. It took 11 kicks from the mark to determine who would hoist the Kristine Lilly Cup. Both teams made
their first kicks, followed by saves from each keeper in the second round. Surf keeper Ariana Zargarian, would prove to be the difference maker blocking her second Texan attempt. San Diego Surf earned the National Championship title, 6-5 in penalty kicks, and like the Under-15 Baltimore Bays, claimed the "US Youth Soccer Double".
Golden Glove: Ariana Zargarian - San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CA-S)
Golden Boot: Sarah Adams - San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CA-S)
CZ Elite (CA-S) 3, Triangle United (NC) 2
CZ Elite (CA-S) entered the Under-17 Boys National Championship against Triangle United (NC) with a single focus, keep the offense running. CZ Elite led the age group coming into the match with eight goals. Daniel Amaya started the CZ Elite attack on the right foot with a goal in the 4th minute and Leonardo Guerra doubled the advantage in the 21st minute (2-0). Eder Arreola would total his fifth goal of the tournament, to lead all goal scorers, in the 26th minute for CZ Elite to go up 3-0.
Triangle fought back and within a two minute stretch, cut the lead to one with goals from Chad Drimer in the 88th minute and Sebastian Garner's PK in the 90th minute. Chad Drimer's game-tying header in stoppage time was deflected by CZ's keeper and ricocheted off the crossbar. Time expired and CZ Elite claimed the National Championship with the 3-2 win.
Golden Glove: Alex Bolowich - 91 Triangle United Gold (NC)
Golden Boot: Jesus Gonzales - CZ Elite (CA-S)
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