December 11, 2012
Three Santa Clara Sporting teams competed in the 2012 Juventus Coppa d’Oro Tournament last weekend, and the Sporting ’99B Green won the U13 Boys Gold Division, the Sporting ’00B Green team won the U12 Gold Division, and the Sporting ’02G were Gold Division Champions.
The Sporting ’99B Green team crushed the Carson FC Pumas 6-0 in their opening game, then beat the River City United FC Elite team 6-0, and won their third bracket game 3-0 over the Burlingame SC Gold team. This set-up a championship match between Santa Clara and the America USA YSC 99 team, and Sporting won the thrilling Final with a 3-2 score.
The Sporting ’00B Green Team kicked off the tournament on Saturday with a 2-0 win over the Mission YSL SF Green 2000 team and a 3-0 win over the Alum Rock Scorpions. Sunday morning they played Castro Valley SC United Green team in a hard fought battle to end in a 1-0 win. The team shut out its first three opponents and only allowed one goal in the final game of the weekend. They finished off the tournament with a 6-1 win over Tecos Hayward SC United.
The Sporting ’02G Green U10 Team played-up one age group in the U11 Gold Division, and were crowned champions after competing in four games. The girls won their first game 3-1 over the Mill Valley SC Rockers, then crusied to a 4-1 win over the Manteca FC Benfica team to end the first day of the tournament. On the second day, they beat the Inter Rage Academy Explosion 2-0, then defeated the Mill Valley SC Rockers 3-1 in the Championship game.
Congratulations to all the players, coaches and parents!