U15 GUSA NAVY WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!
U14 JASA COASTAL FALL SHORT ON LATE PENALTY
The U14G JASA Coastal Surge advanced to the US Youth Soccer President's Cup Finals by tying NC-Boca (CA-S) 0-0, defeating Scott Gallagher (MO) 1-0 and tying LVU United (PA-E) 1-1.
Advancing to the Finals against the NC-Boca (CA-S), neither team could gain an advantage until a late penalty gives Boca the 1-0 title.
Congratulations to JASA on a GREAT season!
(GUSA story from Tim Nash, GUSA General Manager)
Sacramento, Calif. (July 16) – Playing a player down for 70 minutes and battling through two overtime periods, the Greensboro United U15 Navy Girls defeated the Dallas Texans, 2-1 to win the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup National Championship today in Sacramento, Calif.
Thanks to an Eynde Frazier strike from 10 yards, GUSA took a 1-0 lead late in the first half. But with five minutes remaining in the half, a dubious straight red card call on GUSA's Rachel Sharkey caused the Greensboro girls to play with 10 players for the remainder of the day. Early in the second half, the Texans tied the game. forcing two 15-minute overtime periods. GUSA entered extra time with both momentum and a renewed sense of energy.
Taylor took a pass from Frazier with seven minutes remaining in the first overtime period and beat the Texas keeper for the 2-1 Greensboro lead. Texas furiously pounded the ball forward looking for the equalizer, but Krysten Coble was able to turn away the chances.
"It was a very emotional game,” GUSA coach Julie Isley. "After we got the red card, the girls were down for a very short period of time, but this team has a lot of character and they showed it today. The way they responded was tremendous.”
Congratulations to the GUSA Navy on their National Title!