BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Congratulations this morning to the Boca Raton Youth Soccer Team that is now ranked number one in the State and sixth in the Southeast.
According to the club:
Top youth soccer programs of the US, including some sponsored and supervised by professional clubs traveled to Dallas this week in hopes of qualifying for the 2013 Dallas Cup. The Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup is the most famed international youth soccer event in the United States, which attracts youth professional teams from the Germany, Brazil, England, Argentina and other parts of the world consistently.
In the U14 age group, a team out of Boca Raton, Florida qualified for the prestigious tournament by winning the Dallas Texans Fall Festival last weekend. The Boca Raton Juniors Soccer Club U14 team won four games and tied won to take home the honors. American youth teams sponsored and supervised by Liverpool FC & Chelsea FC of the English Premier League participated in the event. The Major League Soccer youth setups of FC Dallas & Chicago Fire were also competitors at the event. The Boca Raton Juniors U14 team showed endurance and craftiness by playing hard all the way to the championship game and failing to lose in five games, being the only U14 team to do so. Boca Raton Juniors U14 defeated the hosts Dallas Texans Red in the championship game.
Boca Raton Juniors U14 earned enough points at in Dallas to take the number one ranking spot for their age on Got Soccer and surpass the now number two Coral Gables Toros. Boca were ranked 8th in the state prior to traveling to Dallas. Boca Raton Juniors SC were fortunate enough to defeat teams with more tournament points than they previously had in every game of the event, earning them even more tournament points for their resume. Boca is now ranked 6th in the southeast United States as well thanks to their recent victories. Got Soccer has them ranked 62nd in the nation, therefore they will have to compete in more events in the future to get into the top 50 and better. This can all change come March, if they match up against American teams with more tournament points than them at the Dallas Cup.
This is the same U14 Boca Raton Juniors SC team that went undefeated in the South Florida Youth Soccer Association early season a month ago. The will prepare for the Dallas Cup by competing in the Plantation Thanksgiving Classic, Florida State Cup, and other local events.