This weekend our 2003 age group competed in the LV Generation Adidas Mayors Cup . In the group stages they won all three games . Scoring 10 goals and only conceding 2 gave them the #1 seed for the playoffs. They won their Quarterfinal game 1 - 0 against Heat FC 03 ECNL. In the Semifinals they won 5 - 0 against Heat FC 03 AS scoring all five goals in the second half. In the final of their Generation Adidas bracket , they faced a very tough and strong opponent in St. Croix Sporting. The team competed very well but ended up losing 1 - 0.
As the tournament went on your 03s gained many followers thanks to their beautiful style of soccer. Head Coach Simon Tobin had this to say after the tournament “The U16 team completed the Mayors Cup in Las Vegas losing in the Championship game. The champions of the U16 Generation Adidas group are invited to stay and train at Real Madrid for ten days. It was hugely disappointing to miss out on such a prestigious prize however the team won five games before losing a tight final 1-0. I was very proud of their results and their overall play. I feel we were playing the best soccer of all the teams and received some nice compliments from opposing coaches. The boys can be very proud of their achievement in very difficult weather conditions’.” We look forward for the upcoming Spring NPL season and watching the team grow.