Alameda Soccer Team Finishes Second at Santa Cruz Tournament

Alameda Soccer Club--The Alameda Soccer Club 2008B team pose with their medals after finishing second at the Santa Cruz Breakers Academy Under-14 tournament last weekend.

Alameda Soccer Team Finishes Second at Santa Cruz Tournament

The Alameda Soccer Club (ASC) boys’ 2008B team finished second at the Santa Cruz Breakers Academy Spring Cup Under-14 silver tournament on March 12 and 13. The tournament was played at the Twin Creek Sports Complex in Sunnyvale.
The team began the tournament with a 3-1 victory over the Red Star 2008B White team of Mountain View early in the morning on March 12. Later that day, the team defeated the San Jose Surf 2008B Black team, 2-1.

ASC’s two victories put them in the winner’s bracket. There, they faced off against the FC Watsonville Breakers 2008B team on March 13. The Breakers entered the match after winning its first two matches. The Breakers displayed offensive strength in its first two matches, outscoring its opponents 10-1. The Breakers defeated AYSO United East Bay 2008B, 4-0, in its first match. They followed that match with a 6-1 victory over the Mustangs SC 2008B Elite team of Danville.

ASC, however, used its defense to slow down the high-powered Breakers. They defeated the Breakers, 3-2, in a highly contested match. ASC trailed 2-0 in the match but pulled out the victory and advanced to the tournament final.

In the final, ASC fell to the Mt. Diablo Soccer Outlaws 2008B team of Concord, 2-1. The match was decided by penalty kicks.

The Breakers defeated Stanford FC, 4-2, in the consolation game.

ASC’s great showing improved their national ranking from 3,917th to 2,956th. Their northern California ranking improved from 202nd to 196th. Ten teams competed in the Under-14 silver tournament.

Santa Cruz Breakers FC is an American semi-professional soccer club based in Santa Cruz. The club is a founding member of the Elite Youth Development Platform.