Breakers FC 3/9 - 3/10 Report
This past weekend your Breakers FC academies had 12 total games over a two day span facing the likes of the Vancouver Whitecaps , Crossfire Premiere, Marin FC , and EBU Bay Oaks. With our home field , Cabrillo College , undergoing renovation we were lucky enough to call Santa Clara University and Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center our home on Saturday as well as Aptos High School on Sunday. Our Saturday fixtures saw the U15 , U16/17 , and U18/19 academy teams play the MLS academy Vancouver Whitecaps while our U12 , U13 , and U14 teams faced Marin FC. On Sunday , we played Crossfire Premier who travelled down from Washington as well as the U12’s playing against EBU Bay Oaks.
Starting off on Saturday were the younger groups who enjoyed a lot of success this weekend. Both U12 age groups competed very hard and ended up splitting the games with one win and one loss. The U13’s played a very tough Marin FC team which saw both sides enjoy a lot of chances to finish the game which ended up as a 1 - 1 draw. In the final match of the day in Gilroy our U14’s enjoyed a comfortable and convincing 4 - 0 victory playing some very good soccer. In Santa Clara , the tough test of a top MLS academy seemed to be just a little too much as the Vancouver Whitecaps came out on top of all three competitive games. On Sunday , it was heartbreak against Crossfire Premiere as two games were lost by one goal, including a goal in the dying minutes of the U17’s game which saw them fall by a scoreline of 1 - 0. With a weekend filled with tough competitive games it gives us a lot to build on and look forward to next time we get the chance to compete against both academies.
This coming weekend we have a full schedule Saturday , March 16th against Silicon Valley Soccer Club. The games will be held at Woodside High school. If you will be in the area please come out and support , here is the schedule:
U 16/17 3:00PM
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.
This weekend we had another action packed Saturday as all academy teams except the U19’s were in action. The younger age groups (U12 - U14) took on Santa Rosa United in string of home games at Cabrillo College. The older age groups (U15 and U17) played their games away from home against Ballistic United at Patelco Sports Complex at Bernal Community Park. With the weather rainy and cold at both venues it set the stage for an interesting day of games.
The youngest teams began the day at Cabrillo college as both U12 teams competed in tough games. The 2007 U12 team kicked off at 10:00am and battled their way to draw as they were denied several time by Santa Rosa’s goalkeeper. The 2008 U12 team followed them directly after with an 11:30am kick off that saw them come away with a well earned win. At 1:00pm the U13’s played and earned themselves a very convincing 2-0 win , keeping a clean sheet in the process as well. The final home game of the day was the U14’s who won as well with a 4-1 final scoreline. Away from home , the U17’s played first with a 3:00pm kick off. The boys shared the points as the game anded in a 2-2 draw. The final game of the day played by the U15’s who enjoyed a comfortable 3-1 win away from home.
With four wins and two ties your Breakers FC enjoyed an undefeated weekend. Next weekend , all ages U12 - U19 will take on Sacramento Republic on Saturday , February 16th away from home. Stay tuned and follow us on social media for more news to come.