Sporting '99 Green Win 2009 SI

Photo by Leo Pantaleon

Congratulations to the Sporting ’99 Boys Green Team for winning the 2009 Santa Clara Sporting Invitational Tournament against some very tough competition.  The boys pulled it together and won both their Semifinal and Championship games against two of the strongest teams in Northern California!  The players were determined and worked incredibly hard before and during the tournament! 

The boys lost their first bracket game 0-1 to the Newark United Team, then came-on strong with a 5-0 win over Mustang Arsenal, and 3-0 over Bay Oaks Elite. This set-up a QuarterFinal game against NV Milpitas Los Plantanitos which Sporting won 5-3 in a very high scoring game from both teams. The team then won an exciting 2-1 game over the Mustang Red Bulls, and finally, they beat America USA to win the Championship title.

With great parental support, camaraderie, and chemistry, the whole team was able win the title.  Good tournament and good organization!  Many thanks to the Sporting Club and all the volunteers! Check-out the great action photos by Leo Pantaleon