The fifth annual Mustang Stampede Boys Soccer Tournament played out from Aug. 19-21. The list of champions include the Mustang Red Bulls (U12 Premier division), Heritage SC Cosmos (U12 Gold), Los Gatos United Pumas (U13 Premier), Mill Valley Fusion U-13 (13 Gold), PAC INDIOS (U14 Premier), SF Chivas SC (U14 Gold), Mustang Inter (U15 Premier), ACC Mavericks Beast (U15 Gold), Lamorinda FC 95 (U16 Gold), Sacramento United Reds (U16 Premier) and Sacramento United America (U17 Premier).
More notes from the soccer world: The Diablo FC 95’s pulled off an impressive double when it won a title at the prestigious San Diego Surf Cup Championship at the end of July, and then came back to the Bay Area to deliver a championship performance in the Santa Clara Sporting Invitational.
“The key was the comittment and desire from the players to achieve,” Diablo FC 95 coach John Badger said. “They have battled for three years to win some big events and get the recognition as one of the top teams in the country. During that month they kept their belief and it all came into place.”
Also, The Lamorinda United 94 girls’ team came out on top in the U16 vElite Flight Schwan’s Soccer Cup concluding on July 17 in Minneapolis. The team played against teams as close by as Southern California, and as far away as Sweden.
United was able to take the final despite giving up an early 2-0 lead over the SoCal Blues squad. The deciding goal coming on breakaway by Acalanes-Lafayette standout, Kaitlin McGee, a mere two minutes into extra time.
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