Denver, Colorado (July 9, 2019)– Real Colorado Olympico U13 Girls will be the only Colorado team representing the state in this year’s National Presidents Cup. After winning Far West Presidents Cup last month in Norco, California, they’ll match up against the other three best teams in the country. Those teams include Century V West (Pennsylvania), Sporting St. Louis Academy (Missouri) and Impact FC (Texas).
The road to Nationals was not easy. During Far West Presidents Cup, Real Colorado Olympico U13 Girls were tested various times, including a tough loss in group stage play, one Overtime win in quarterfinals and a trilling victory in the Championship game that was ultimately decided in a penalty kick shootout.
2019 Far West Presidents Cup Results:
Pacific FC 06G Earthquakes (OR) W 4-1
7 Elite Academy 06G (UT) W 5-0
So Cal Blues – Sarabia (Cal-S) L 2-1
LVSA 06G Silver (NV) W 2-1 (OT)
Indie Chicas 06 MM (ID) W 2-0
So Cal Blues – Sarabia (Cal-S) W 0-0 (3-2 PK’s)
In total, the U13 Girls led by Head Coach Russ Lentine, hit the back of the net 17 times and gave up only 6 goals, including penalty kicks. We wish the best of luck to girls, who will represent Colorado at the best of their ability in Nationals.
Below is the Real Colorado Olympico U13 Girls’ schedule at National Presidents Cup:
Thursday, July 11: vs Impact FC 06 Bertelsen (TX-N)
Friday, July 12: vs Century V West (PA-W)
Saturday, July 13: vs Sporting St. Louis Academy – Bryant (MO)
Sunday, July 14: 3rdPlace/Final Match
2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup | Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Richard Siegel Soccer Complex
Player Luncheon: July 10
Preliminary Play: July 11-13
Finals: July 14
For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup visit www.usyouthsoccer.org