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Bays' McGuire Cup champs finish with three titles
by Paul Kennedy, July 31st, 2011 10:29PM

TAGS:  u.s. youth soccer


[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] The Baltimore Bays Chelsea won their record ninth U.S. Youth Soccer boys title when they beat the Chicago Fire Juniors, 2-0, to claim the 76th McGuire Cup championship at the 2011 National Championships in Phoenix.

The Bays U-19s are now a three-time national champion, having also won titles as U-14s and U-15s.

YMS Thunder (E-PA) upended the defending champs Alpharetta (Ga.) Ambush Red, 1-0, on an 89th-minute penalty kick from Penn State signee Kyle MacDonald to take in the under-18 title.

For the third time this season, Grand Rapids (Mich.) Crew Juniors and Penn Fusion Celtic played to a 1-1 score in regulation, and Crew prevailed this time, 5-4, on penalties to win the U-17 title after coming up short at the National Championships each of the last three years.

Albion White (CA-S) suffered the same fate in 2011 as it did in 2010, falling in the national championship, this time to Concorde Fire Elite (GA), 2-1, in the under-16 title game, a battle of National League division champions.

Under-14 Boys
Fullerton Rangers White (CA-S) 1 Chicago Magic (IL) 0
Rangers: Dylan Smith (11)
Golden Ball: Richardo Ruiz, Fullerton Rangers (CA-S)
Golden Glove: Keith Murphy, Fullerton Rangers (CA-S)

Under-15 Boys
Chicago Fire Juniors (IL) 3 Michigan Jaguars (MI) 1
Fire: Michael Catalano (59), Christian Hanock-Berhanu (77), Brian Werchek (82); Jaguars: Griffin Parks (5)       
Golden Ball: Christian Hancock-Barhenu, Chicago Fire (IL)
Golden Glove: James Barkei, Chicago Fire (IL)

Under-16 Boys
Concorde Fire Elite (GA) 2 Albion White (CA-S) 1
Concorde: Cameron Moseley (7), Shaban Abousaud (73); Albion: Dontae Walker (70)
Golden Ball: Ariel Lassiter, Albion White (CA-S)
Golden Glove: Kyler Kelsey, Concorde Fire United (GA)

Under-17 Boys
Grand Rapids Crew Juniors (MI) 1 Penn Fusion Celtic (PA-E) 1
(Grand Rapid Crew Juniors win 5-4 on penalties.)
Crew: Sean Conerty (71); Fusion: Melvin Snoh (89)
Golden Ball: Sean Connerty, Grand Rapids Crew Jrs. (MI)
Golden Glove: Chase Rau, Grand Rapids Crew Jrs. (MI)

Under-18 Boys
YMS Thunder (PA-E) 1, Alpharetta Ambush Red (GA) 0
Thunder: Kyle MacDonald (89)            
Golden Ball: Kyle MacDonald, YMS Thunder (E-PA)
Golden Glove: Colin Sulpizio, YMS Thunder (E-PA)

Under-19 Boys
Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD) 2, Chicago Fire Juniors (IL) 0
Bays: Marquez Fernandez (5), Jeremy Kirkwood (49)
Golden Ball: Jessie Ortiz, Chicago Fire Jrs (IL)
Golden Glove: Phil Saunders, Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD)

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