Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Chill beats the Heat in championship
August 11th, 2008 7:01AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[PDL]The Thunder Bay Chill completed one of the greatest turnarounds in the history of the Premier Development League when it won the 2008 title with a shootout victory Saturday over the defending champion Laredo Heat in the final before 3,451 fans at Texas A&M International University.

In the process, the Chill became the first Canadian team to win a PDL title.

Two years ago, Thunder Bay had a 2-11-3 record, its worst record in nine years of play. In 2008, it went 13-2-1 in the regular season and won four straight games to advance to the final.

Led by U.S. U-20 star and PDL U-19 Player of the Year Felix Garcia, Laredo dominated play in the first half and took the lead when Isaac Morales scored 23 seconds into the second half on a rebound after Garcia's shot a volley of the crossbar, but the Chill equalized on Gustavo Oliveira's chip in the 63rd minute.

The Chill prevailed, 4-1, in the shootout, where Stephen Paterson made two saves.

AWARDS
Most Valuable Player -Junior Garcia (Yakima)
Coach of the Year -Wolfgang Suhnholz (Austin)
Defender of the Year -Norberto Papandrea (Austin)
Goalkeeper of the Year -Miguel Gallardo (Austin)
U19 Player of the Year -Felix Garcia (Laredo)

ALL-LEAGUE TEAM
Goalkeeper
Miguel Gallardo, Austin
Defenders
Darius Barnes, Cary
Mike Holody, Michigan
Norberto Papandrea, Austin
Midfielders
Will Beague, Ottawa
Fabricio Codeceira, Fresno
Adam Gazda, Reading
Nate Jafta, Michigan
Forwards
Carlos Araujo, Central Florida
Felix Garcia, Laredo
Junior Garcia, Yakima



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Ecuador: Nagbe makes it a feel-good friendly    
It felt at times as if one were watching a scrimmage, the USA-Ecuador Copa Centenario preparation ...
MLS Week 13: Results & Standings    
The Philadelphia Union played Orlando City to a 2-2 tie at Camping World Stadium in front ...
What They're Saying: Mike Francesa    
"I know I get accused of knowing nothing about soccer, and I don't, I know absolutely ...
USA-Ecuador International Friendly Player Ratings    
Halftime subs Bobby Wood and Darlington Nagbe revived a sluggish U.S. attack and in the final ...
What They're Saying: Garth Lagerwey    
"I'd like to stay focused on the performance of the team. Obviously, for all of us, ...
MLS Countdown: Voids in Crew and Impact backlines    
In terms of severity, the knee injury suffered by Columbus centerback Gaston Sauro last weekend in ...
MLS: Coyle departs Houston Dynamo    
Owen Coyle is the first coaching casualty of the MLS season. The Houston Dynamo, last in ...
Roster: U.S. U-23 women head to Nordic Cup    
The U.S. U-23 women's national team, coached by Janet Rayfield, will face Sweden (June 2), Norway ...
Rampone's U.S. Olympic hopes fade    
Christie Rampone, whose 311 caps are second all-time behind Kristine Lilly's 354, pulled out of the ...
U.S. Abroad: MK Dons releases Cropper    
U.S. under-23 national team keeper Cody Cropper won't have his the option picked up by MK ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives