Vélez Place Third at Disney
Boys also had a tie against Concorde Fire Elite from Atlanta, GA (1-1) but honestly, that game should have been won by the boys. They also had another win against Solar SC Academy after YMS had beaten them the day prior.
The lone club game came against a really good Beachside team which the boys won 2-1. That game could have gone either way.
Coach's reflection after this event is that USSF DA's are focusing too much on brutus violent soccer instead of creating magicians. Concorde Fire Elite is loaded with huge athletic players all bound for the ACC. Our little Ivy and D3 defenders caught them offsides about 15 times and completely negated their size and speed. Lonestar was far too dirty and violent and reflective of why so many Americans get red carded so quickly in international play. However, they played some very attractive soccer when they were not fouling. Solar played pretty attractive non violent soccer but were outwitted by both Vélez and YMS. But the personal development was obvious.