August 18, 2012
Sporting 99B Green Team - Champions at Sporting Invitational and Semi-Finalists in Surf Cup
Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting ‘99B Green team for winning the Sporting Invitational Championship for the 2nd year in a row. Sporting played great soccer all weekend, beating MVLA 5-1 and Elk Grove 4-1 on Friday in a great start to the tournament. On Saturday, Sporting lost 0-1 to Palo Alto Blue, and then battledthrough a tough game in extreme heat to win the Quarter-Final match 1-0 against Bay Oaks. The Semi-Final game versus America USA was 1-1 at the end of regulation play, sending the game into penalty kicks. Each Sporting player scored his penalty kick and the Sporting goalie blocked two penalty shots to win the match. Sporting went on to dominate the Championship game, defeating Central Marin Arsenal 4-1. Great job and congratulations go out to the players, coaches and parents.
Congratulations to the Sporting ‘99B Green for finishing as Semi-Finalist in San Diego Surf Cup. Sporting began the tournament with a 3-1win over Crossfire Premier, and then went on to tie its next two matches: 1-1against the winners of last year’s Surf Cup, Pateadores-San Diego; and 1-1versus Dallas El Paso, the #1 ranked Texas team. Sporting advanced out of group round andmoved on to play United FC Black in the Quarter-Final match. United FC scoredfirst, but Sporting answered, defeating United FC 2-1. The Semi-Final match putSporting against top-ranked Pateadores-LA; it was a hard fought match and inthe end the Pateadores won 2-0. Congratulations to the players, coaches and parents for a greattournament!