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 ...
for complete North American Finals scores.) Under-17 Boys 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. Under-16 Boys Mountain WFC 2 TSF Academy 0.
The Burnaby, B.C., team swept all five games in Tampa. Alex
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
. Under-15 Boys 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. Under-14
Boys Cal Odyssey 1 PDA 0. Tren Biswell
scored the lone goal for the Odyssey, which had won the U.S. Club Soccer's U-14 Super Group in July.
Under-13 Boys 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 out Sean Hart
as the California team's player of the tournament. U17
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. " U15 Girls
Arsenal FC 2 Diablo FC 1.
The title was the second for the Southern California club, which won the U-13 title in
U14 Girls Atlanta Silverbacks Juniors 2 Richmond Kickers
The Silverbacks swept all five games in Tampa, allowing only two goals, to finish the season with a 16-0-1 record.
U13 Girls 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
in on goal, where she beat Schulz goalkeeper Cheyenne Walker
to the ball and was tripped up. Teammate Alexis
converted the PK.