The Copa and Tango Seattle United boys teams were at the Rainier Challenge in Puyallup last weekend, June 9-12. Many of the teams started their tournaments on Thursday night. Congratulations to the Seattle United B99 Tango, B98 Tango and the B97 Copo who all where awarded Champions and also to the B00 Copa and B97 Tango, who made it to the finals and came in 2nd.
The girls have their tournament the following weekend. If you are down Puyallup way (maybe buying a car?) swing by and take is some games. The parking is free. Here is a link to the fields. For the boys weekend it seemed like there was one to two SU teams playing every hour and the girls will be about the same
This past weekend, June 10-12, the B98 South (U13) team participated in the Snohomish United Invitational. The boys are coached by Andrew Kreiter who in joined Seattle United last year and also coaches the B97 South team. This is his first year with the team and the team is completely new from last year with a compilation of new and old players.
In the beginning group stages, the team beat crossfire 5-0 and Snohomish B team 5-0. , they played FC Alliance B team and won 6-1 which gave them enough points to reach the semifinals as number 1 seed.
There they faced a VERY strong FC Alliance A team which is the premier team within the club. They scored first and with 10 minutes left the SU boys tied it with a great goal. At the end of regulation the score was 1-1 which was settled by PKs. The boys won 4-3 overall!!
After already playing 2 games the boys were very tired but since they made the championship they had to play just 1 more game! This was against the host, Snohomish United A team. This was by far the boys toughest test because Snohomish was destroying every team they played! Coach Andrew did his job by bring confidence and energy to the boys. When the whistle started the game the boys were ready to play and they came out on fire! Seattle United scored first and domintated the entire first half. In the second half, they continued to dominate but ended up giving up an own goal with 4 minutes left. At the end of regulation, it was tied 1-1 so AGAIN the boys went to PKs for the second consecutive game, only this time the boys had huge amounts of confident from the previous pk game. They only missed one shot and their goalie stopped 3 shots! The boys won and family, friends, and the entire team stormed the field in a wild celebration! It was their first tournament win.
Coach Andrew said, "I was extremely proud of the boys and hope to continue developing them into a great team!" Congratulations B98 South