[PRESIDENTS CUP] A year after Shalrie Joseph SC was launched by the New England Revs star of the same name, it was crowned the under-14 boys champion at the
2010 U.S. Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup finals held in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thunders United of Brownsville, Texas, won its second straight title with the under-16 boys championship. For all the
2010 National Presidents Cup Boys Champions
Under-14 Shalrie Joseph SC, MA
Shalrie Joseph SC prevailed with a 3-0 victory over AVSC Ambush (CA-S). Zachary Herivaux netted one in the 13th minute and Silmar Bueno and Lance Mayo closed it up with 49th and 52nd minute goals for the title.
Under-15 Sagebrush United Red, NV
Sagebrush United Red topped Texas Rush Nike (S-TX) 5-3. Sagebrush took the early lead, completing two goals in the first 40 minutes, thanks to Cedric Jones and Irvin Somera. But Rush countered with goals from Juan Canizales and Michael Perales in the 40th and 43rd minutes. Christian Martinez gave Sagebrush the 3-2 lead in the 49th and Jones extended with his second of the game in the 75th. Martinez rounded out the 5-3 victory in the 78th.
Under-16 Thunders United, TX-S
Thunders United (S-TX) clinched back-to-back National Presidents Cup titles with a 2-0 win over Idaho Rush Nike. Juan Garcia opened with a 20th minute goal for the early lead. Alan Cortinas secured the victory with a goal in the 52nd minute.
Under-17 Texas Rush Nike, TX-S
Texas Rush Nike was victorious over So Cal Rush, 1-0, thanks to a goal in the 51st minute by Zach Gibson.
2010 National Presidents Cup Girls Champions
Under-14 PVSC Exiles Black, CA-S
PVSC Exiles finished with a 4-1 win over Bethesda Threat (MD) in the final. Sarah Sanger shot a 2nd minute opener for PVSC, but Bethesda’s Kenza Mdarhi Alaoui countered in the 28th. Lauren Kai, Jordyn Alves and Karlee Neer wrapped up the victory with goals in the 38th, 42nd and 61st minutes.
Under-15 Freedom Soccer Club Blue, OH-S
A 4-1 final score over FC Napoli (MA) awarded Freedom Soccer Club the title. Christy Macioce and Elizabeth Awuah gave Freedom the early 2-0 lead. Delaney Barrett upped the lead with one in the 51st and Jenna Scanlon hit Napoli’s lone goal in the 68th. Finalizing the win, Awuah hit her second in the 80th.
Under-16 South Bay Force Blue, CA-S
In the first day of play, AR Rush Nike and South Bay Force Blue tied 1-1, and the championship game was a re-match. South Bay came out on top 4-2 on penalties after the game ended 0-0.
Under-17 Western United FC, MA
Western United FC (MA) defeated SVSC Eclipse (CA-S), 3-0. Merissa Phipps had one in the 43rd with Hanna Strong and Alison Blanchette finding goals in the 86th and 90th minutes.