May 14, 2012
The Santa Clara Sporting 94 boys team were the only team to go undefeated last weekend and won the U17 age group in the 2012 San Jose FC College Showcase. Sporting ‘s first game was a rematch of their CYSA State Cup Semi-final game against the Central Valley Dynamos 94 Team. This time Santa Clara dominated the game with a convincing 4-0 win and the Sporting defense shut-out Central Valley limiting them to only a few shots on goals.Sporting won their second game 2-1 over a dangerous and reckless Diablo 94 Team who ended the game with two red cards and 3-4 yellow cards, but Diablo sent one Sporting player to the hospital with a broken nose. And on Sunday’s game, Santa Clara defeated the Manteca Boca Team 1-0 in an intense high pace game with Manteca receiving one red card and multiple yellow cards for dangerous play.
Coaches from Santa Clara University, UC Davis, Stanford, University of Portland, Cal-State Monterey Bay and Menlo College were on-hand scouting players. Five Santa Clara Sporting players were selected to the Sunday afternoon All-Star game.
Santa Clara will compete in the up-coming Placer Tournament on Memorial weekend, travel to Pheonix, Arizona and compete in the Far West Regional Tournament late June, then Surf Cup at the end of July.