Wednesday, June 29, 2011

 U13s Take 2nd at Regionals

After an incredible run to the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships final match, the U13 Sporting Kansas City Juniors finished runners-up with a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Magic Pre-Academy in Fox Cities, Wisconsin this morning.

The Juniors grabbed the momentum early with two first half goals courtesy of Absalom Solorio and Jacob Weaver, who combined for 10 goals in the tournament. But the Magic fought back with three goals in the second half on a dramatic final day. Even after falling behind for the first time all tournament, the Juniors looked to have tied it up at 3-3 in the last five minutes only to have the goal disallowed.

Head Coach Dustin Ottesen commended his team for their performance from the opening match all the way through the final, saying "The boys played well enough to win."

After nearly a week in Wisconsin facing some of the best in the Midwest, the U13s will travel back to Kansas City today. Congrats on the great run boys!

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