(Click here for video highlights of the Milk Cup.)
South Coast Bayern,
which is an affiliate of the great Bavarian club, reached the quarterfinals in its first appearance at the Milk Cup in 2007 and again returned to the final eight with wins over local team
County Fermanagh and Ipswich Town.
In the tournament's biggest upset, Bayern defeated defending champion Fluminense, 4-1, in the quarterfinals. John
Fitzpatrick scored twice, and former U.S. U-17 resident Dersu Abolfathi and Hector Gomez each scored once in
the win over the famed Rio de Janeiro club.
In the semifinals, Bayern edged Scotland's Hearts on penalties to advance to the final against Manchester United, last year's runner-up.
Fitzpatrick was a constant threat in the final but could not beat United's Northern Ireland under-21 international keeper Conor Devlin. United won on goals
by Oliver Norwood, Nicholas Ajose and Italian Federico Macheda.
(Click here for a blog on South Coast Bayern's Irish journey.)