Patriot FC Black captures Europa Turf Cup
The Patriot FC Black U13 boys soccer team defeated Philadelphia SC Coppa to win the championship division in the third Annual FC Europa Turf Cup held March 2-3 in aowningtown.
The Patriots completed pool play with three wins and no losses with victories over FC Revolution (PA), Ukrainian Nationals Shakhtar (PA) and Toms River Elite Crew (NJ).
“The boys scored 11 goals and gave up only one goal but more importantly, played great soccer,” said head coach aarlington ‘Majik’ Agu. “I’m proud of their effort in beating three highly-ranked teams and the sportsmanship they displayed throughout the two-day tournament.”
In the finals, playing into a strong wind, the Patriots took a 2-0 lead in the first half. The boys dominated the second half for a convincing 4-0 victory against a tough Philadelphia SC Coppa team to take the Championship. The victory helped the Patriot FC Black U13 team to move up to No. 13 in the national “Got Soccer” youth rankings.
For more information about Patriot FC, contact Patriot FC President Gary Roberts at groberts@core- centive.com.
Headquartered in Washington Crossing, Patriot FC has nearly 500 Intramural players between the ages of four and 18, as well as more than 300 travel players representing 23 teams. Some of the Club’s teams are nationally-ranked and play in top regional and national competitions. Patriot FC also has players participating in select regional and national training pools. To learn more, visit www.umnsc.org.
The Patriot FC Black U13 boys soccer team captured the top trophy in the FC Europa Turf Cup tournament held March 2-3 in Downingtown. Pictured in the first row, from left: Ryan Pave, Luke Rogers, Michael Vitella, Ben Dickinson, Ryan Danastorg and Head Coach Darlington Agu. Back row: Akash Shah, Nikita Ilin, Owen Rhydderch, Scott Byrouty, William Basanaga, Carter Steckbeck, Dennis Karpovitch, Thomas Kozemchak and C.J. Uche.