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2010 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup kicks off in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

July 8, 2010 02:00 PM
Preliminary games day 1 of 3 complete
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 8, 2010)
The first day of games are complete at the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro, Tenn., featuring teams in the Under-14 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups.   

The Presidents Cup is designed for those teams seeking additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a national title.  The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.

The first day of preliminary play displayed strong talent and evenly matched teams, with many games ending in a draw. Here are highlights from today's games.

Both Under-14 Girls matches ended with 2-0 results. Bethesda Threat (MD) defeated Freedom Soccer Club Blue (OH-S) with goals from Meagan Klebanoff in the 4th and Kenza Mdarhi Alaoui wrapped up the Bethesda win with a 70th minute goal. PVSC Exiles Black (CA-S) marked their day one win over Forsyth Fusion 96 Gold (GA) thanks to Karlee Neer and Sarah Sanger goals in the 7th and 43rd minutes.

The Under-15 Girls Miami Lakes Soccer Club (FL) and Palmdale Thunder 94 (CA-S) knotted a 0-0 final score in the first day of preliminary play and Freedom Soccer Club Blue (OH-S) topped FC Napoli (MA) 2-1. Freedom's Elizabeth Awuah opened with an 8th minute goal followed up by teammate Wesley Thompson's in the 32nd, and Emily Dawidczyk had the lone Napoli goal.

The Under-16 girls' games both knotted at 1-1. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Red (MO) slotted an 8th minute Kayla Gajewski goal over Manhattan Kickers SC 93 (E-NY), but Manhattan countered two minutes later with an Emma Almon goal for the eventual 1-1 final score. The other 1-1 result came between AR Rush Nike 94 (AR) and South Bay Force Blue (CA-S) with the games' two goals coming from Rush's Caitlyn Carroll in the 13th and South Bay's Lauren Rodriguez in the 69th.

SVSC Eclipse (CA-S) and Central Brevard Cyclones (FL) Under-17 Girls marked a 1-1 draw with Western United FC (MA) and SFE Fusion (IN) upping the action for a 4-2 Fusion victory. Western United opened with a Hanna Strong 6th minute goal and after the half, Fusion's Lauren Joray evened the score 1-1. Sarah Waltsak put Western United back in the lead in the 56th, but Fusion came back for the win with goals from Emma Smith (73'), Kallie Shepler-Tucker (81') and Abigail Springer (86').

The Under-14 Boys games saw clear results in day one with Shalrie Joseph SC (MA) defeating Cincinnati United Premier Crew Jr. Silver (OH-S) 6-1 and AVSC Ambush (CA-S) slating a 4-1 win over IMG Soccer Academy (FL).

VFC Blast (MA) Under-15 Boys marked a 1-0 victory over Millennium SA Fire (IN) with Lawrence Serugo netting the eventual game-winner in the 42nd. Texas Rush Nike 94/95 (S-TX) and Sagebrush United Red (NV) Under-15 Boys marked a 2-2 draw after Sagebrush's Kevin Partida and Christian Martinez matched Rush's first-half goals by Michael Perales and Jose Sanchez.

The Under-16 Boys Idaho Rush Nike defeated the defending National Presidents Cup champion, Thunders United (S-TX), 1-0 with a Mehhed Selimovic goal in the 42nd. Also in the Under-16 Boys age group, Expo's of Massachusetts tied 1-1 with NIFA (IN). Alexander Ferriera put one on the board for the Expo's in the 53rd and NIFA's Scott Gidman found the saving goal, for the tie in the 80th minute.

A 9th minute Chazz Cameron goal for So Cal Rush 92 Nike (CA-S) Under-17 Boys was the eventual game winner against Texas Rush Nike 92/93 (S-TX). Also in the Under-17 Boys age group, Cutters 93 Red (IN) slated a 3-2 victory over DSB Kickers (DE) thanks to Amos Schreuder's hat trick. Kyle Petrick (67') and Joshua Wollaston (70') scored the two DSB goals. 
Preliminary play resumes tomorrow at 8 a.m, and the National Presidents Cup champions will be named on Sunday, July 11.
Day 1 Scores | 2010 National Presidents Cup
Under-14 Girls
Bethesda Threat MD 2 Freedom Soccer Club Blue OH-S 0
BSC  - Meagan Klebanoff (4:00) | BSC  - Kenza  Mdarhi Alaoui (70:00)
Forsyth Fusion 96 Gold GA 0 PVSC Exiles Black CA-S 2
PVSC - Karlee Neer (7:00) | PVSC - Sarah Sanger (43:00)
Under-15 Girls
FC Napoli MA 1 Freedom Soccer Club Blue OH-S 2
FCN - Emily Dawidczyk (42:00) | FSC - Elizabeth Awuah (8:00) | FSC - Wesley Thompson (32:00)
Miami Lakes Soccer Club FL 0 Palmdale Thunder 94 CA-S 0
Under-16 Girls
Manhattan Kickers SC 93 NY-E 1 St. Louis Scott Gallagher Red MO 1
MKSC - Emma Almon (10:00) | SLSC - Kayla Gajewski (8:00)
AR Rush Nike 94  AR 1 South Bay Force Blue CA-S 1
ARRN - Caitlyn Carroll (13:00) | SBF - Lauren Rodriguez (69:00)
Under-17 Girls
Central Brevard Cyclones FL 1 SVSC Eclipse CA-S 1
CBSG - Rhoni Hitchcock (44:00) | SVE - Lynn Utley (49:00)
Western United FC MA 2 SFE Fusion IN 4
WUFC- Hanna Strong (6:00) |  WUFC - Sarah Waltsak (56:00) | SFE  - Lauren Joray (40:00)
SFE  - Emma Smith (73:00) | SFE  - Kalli Shepler-Tucker (81:00) | SFE  - Abigail Springer (86:00)
Under-14 Boys
Shalrie Joseph SC MA 6 Cincinnati United Premier Crew Jr. Silver OH-S 1
SJSC - Lance Mayo (9:00)(29:00) | SJSC - Silmar Bueno (19:00) | SJSC - Brendan Connors (31:00)
 SJSC - Jacob Rosenkalt (37:00) | SJSC - Stanley Elie (44:00) | CUP - Andrew Schneider (7:00)
IMG Soccer Academy FL 1 AVSC Ambush CA-S 4
IMG - Jake Dube (34:00) | AVSC - Angel Torres (23:00) | AVSC - Jose Nuno (27:00) (55:00)
AVSC - Angel Torres (43:00) 
Under-15 Boys
VFC Blast MA 1 Millennium SA Fire IN 0
VFC - Lawrence Serugo (42:00)
Texas Rush Nike 94/95 TX-S 2 Sagebrush United Red NV 2
TXRN - Michael Perales (24:00) | TXRN - Jose Sanchez (35:00) | SBSC - Kevin Partida (60:00)
SBSC - Christian Martinez (75:00)
Under-16 Boys
Thunders United TX-S 0 Idaho Rush Nike ID 1
RUSH - Mehhed Selimovic (44:00)
Expo's MA 1 NIFA IN 1
EXP - Alexander Ferreira (53:00) | NIFA - Scott Gidman (80:00)
Under-17 Boys
DSB Kickers 92 DE 2 Cutters 93 Red IN 3
DSB - Kyle Petrick (67:00) | DSB - Joshua Wollaston (70:00)
CUTR - Hugo (Amos) Schreuder (18:00) (42:00) (80:00)
Texas Rush Nike 92/93 TX-S 0 So Cal Rush 92 Nike CA-S 1
CALI - Chazz Cameron (9:00)      

Upcoming matches
Friday, July 9 | Richard Siegel Soccer Complex
8 a.m. Home  Away
U-14 Boys OH-S Cincinnati United Premier Crew Jr. Silver FL IMG Soccer Academy Field 1
U-14 Boys CA-S AVSC Ambush MA Shalrie Joseph SC Field 2
U-15 Girls CA-S Palmdale Thunder 94 MA FC Napoli Field 10
U-15 Boys IN Millennium SA Fire TX-S Texas Rush Nike 94/95 Field 3
U-15 Boys NV Sagebrush United Red MA VFC Blast Field 4
U-15 Girls OH-S Freedom Soccer Club Blue FL Miami Lakes Soccer Club Field 6
U-16 Girls MO St. Louis Scott Gallagher Red AR AR Rush Nike 94  Field 11
U-16 Girls CA-S South Bay Force Blue NY-E Manhattan Kickers SC 93 Field 5
10 a.m. Home  Away 
U-14 Girls CA-S PVSC Exiles Black MD Bethesda Threat Field 11
U-14 Girls OH-S Freedom Soccer Club Blue GA Forsyth Fusion 96 Gold Field 5
U-16 Boys IN NIFA TX-S Thunders United Field 1
U-16 Boys ID Idaho Rush Nike MA Expo's Field 2
U-17 Girls CA-S SVSC Eclipse MA Western United FC Field 10
U-17 Boys IN Cutters 93 Red TX-S Texas Rush Nike 92/93 Field 3
U-17 Boys CA-S So Cal Rush 92 Nike DE DSB Kickers 92 Field 4
U-17 Girls IN SFE Fusion FL Central Brevard Cyclones Field 6

For a complete schedule of games, click here.

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About the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup - The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to US Youth Soccer teams from the state to regional to national level.  The Presidents Cup gives players an additional opportunity to compete against teams from across the country at a high level for the joy and the challenge of the game.  It provides the chance to experience a unique US Youth Soccer event with camaraderie, community and competition through sport. 

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