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.
This past month eighty kids from the U-14 player pool in the western region were hand chosen to compete in the U-14 Boys National Team Camp. One of our own , Goalkeeper Emmanuel “Emmi“ Ochoa was chose as one of eight goalkeepers from this region to participate. From January 17th - 21st the camp was held in Carson , California at the StubHub Center which is the home of MLS club the LA Galaxy. As well as on the field the mini camp focused on other aspect such as principles of play, position profiles , goal-setting , and there was a sport scientist on hand to help explain the importance of growth and maturation in young athletes.
A typical day at the U-14 BNT Camp consisted of team meals, training , 11v11 games, rest , recovery , and class room sessions. The boys were also able to join the Senior Men’s National Team , watching them train and then enjoying lunch with them. After speaking with Emmi upon his return he expressed great joy and happiness with the experience. Emmi had this to say , “ I really enjoyed my time with the team and hope to be back”. With many more camps to come Emmi is hoping to continue his development and growth as a player hoping to become a regular amongst them. If you would like to read more about the U-14 BNT you click here .