California teams won four titles at the Super Y-League's North Americans Finals, which concluded Tuesday in Tampa. West Coast FC, Cal Odyssey and Diablo FC won boys titles, while Arsenal FC won its second girls title, winning the U-15 championship. On the boys side, New Jersey teams took one first place and four second places. Two teams affiliated with '08 USL-1 clubs won girls titles. For a look at the finals ...
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TSF Academy 1 Parsippany SC 0.TSF was rewarded for its attacking spirit with the one goal coming from Jakeem Johnson in the battle of Mid-Atlantic teams. TSF recovered from a 5-0 loss to the Ft. Wayne Fever on Saturday." YSF won despite the absence of captain Daniel Friga, who had six goals in this tournament but was shown a red card in TSF's 1-0 semifinal win over the South Jersey Barons.
Mountain WFC 2 TSF Academy 0.The Burnaby, B.C., team swept all five games in Tampa. Alex Yoon and Sasha Vukovic scored for the Vancouver Whitecaps' affiliate club. The squad included three members of the Whitecaps Delta Prospects Academy: goalkeeper Toscanny Pandu-Oesman, defender Kyle Knees and midfielder Nolan Moore.
West Coast FC 3 Harrisburg City Islanders Academy 0.
The title was the first boys for the Southern California club, which won a U-17 girls title in 2006.
Cal Odyssey 1 PDA 0. Tren Biswellscored the lone goal for the Odyssey, which had won the U.S. Club Soccer's U-14 Super Group in July.
Diablo FC 2 PDA 2 (Diablo FC wins 5-3 on penalties).Diablo FC coach Marquis White, the former Colorado Rapids forward, acknowledged that the win wasn't pretty. "But this team did anything they could to win this championship." He singled outSean Hart as the California team's player of the tournament.
MPS Lady Crusaders 2 Ottawa Fury 1.
The girls title for the Crusaders, part of the Mass. Premier Soccer Club, was their third after titles in 2003 (U-16) and 2004 (U-19).
Chicago Magic 1 Real So Cal 0 (OT).
The only goal of the match came with seconds remaining in the first overtime.when Janie Tedesco slipped a shot under the Real So Cal goalkeeper for the game-winner. "Shayla Mutz, a forward, had a real strong week for us," said Magic coach Scott Fonfara. "And of course, Victoria Dunn, she is the little engine in the middle that makes us go. "
Arsenal FC 2 Diablo FC 1.
The title was the second for the Southern California club, which won the U-13 title in 2006.
Atlanta Silverbacks Juniors 2 Richmond Kickers 0.
The Silverbacks swept all five games in Tampa, allowing only two goals, to finish the season with a 16-0-1 record.
CASL RailHawks 1 Schulz Academy 0.
The RailHawks avenged a 1-0 loss to Schulz in the first stage. The rematch turned on a penalty kick awarded to CASL with nine minutes remaining in the first half. A ball over the top of Schulz's backline sprung forward Bria Dixon in on goal, where she beat Schulz goalkeeper Cheyenne Walkerto the ball and was tripped up. Teammate Alexis Degler converted the PK.