April 28, 2013
Five Santa Clara Sporting Teams advanced to compete in the 2013 Cal-North State Cup Championships this coming weekend in Elk Grove near Sacramento.
State Cup Champions are awarded the coveted title and win a spot to compete in the Far West Regional (Region IV) Tournament to compete against 10 other State Champions from Alaska, Hawaii, Southern Califorinia, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Wyoming. This year’s Far West Regional Tournament is hosted from June 17th-23rd in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Sporting 95B Green Team (Ranked #2 in NorCal, #12 in US, and recent Dallas Cup Finalists) are playing for their fifth consecutive State Cup Championship title on Saturday against Los Gatos FC (Ranked #49 in NorCal). Another State Cup Championship by the ’95B Green Team would set a new club record winning five state cup titles.
The Sporting 94B Team are making their fourth consecutive appearance at the State Cup Finals. The 94s (Ranked #4 in NorCal and #9 in US) compete against the Penninsula Extreme Team (Ranked #10 in NorCal). Sporting were State Cup Finalists from 2010-12 behind their long-time rival PAC Tigres, but defeated the Tigres yesterday 1-0 in a closely fought semi-final game.
The Sporting 98B Green (Ranked #1 in NorCal and #17 in US) face the Mt. Hamilton PAC Atlas team (Ranked #8 in NorCal).
In a show of club strength, the Sporting 97G White (Ranked #2 in NorCal and #35 in US) will play their sister team, the Sporting 97G Green Team (Ranked #18 in NorCal).
All games are played at the Bartholomew Sports Complex, 10150 Franklin High Drive, Elk Grove, CA., 90245
Saturday, May 4th