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Determination, teamwork, focus, focus, focus – this is the best way to describe the Andromeda 90 and 91 Boys teams during the summer of 2008.
2008 Southern Regionals:
It was a magical June week for Andromeda, June 19 – 25 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The 90B and 91B went an incredible 12-0 against the very best USYS Region III had to offer. Each team played six days in a row … one of the most exhausting things a soccer team could ever go through. Both teams exhibited a style of play, a level of composure and a fitness level that was admired and praised by opponents, referees, tournament administrators and college coaches alike. The results of their efforts was U17 and U18 Region III Championships for the Andromeda Soccer Club!
The Andromeda 90 Boys entered the tournament as defending National Champions and had a large target on their backs with every team they faced wanting to be the one that knocked them out. Their resilience in pool play included victories over Texans FC 89/90 Red from South Texas 2-1, Fort Smith Express from Arkansas 8-0, and Lexington United FC from South Carolina 4-0. The 90 Boys defeated TNFC Blue from Tennessee in the quarter-finals 3-2, Charlotte SC Blue from North Carolina in the semi-finals 4-0, and finished off North Atlanta 08 Elite from Georgia in the finals 2-0.
The Andromeda 91 Boys were determined to follow in the footsteps of their Andromeda “brothers” and finish their mission at the Regionals tournament. Their journey to the Region III title included pool play victories over Little Rock FC 91 Blue from Arkansas 2-1, Tulsa Soccer Club from Oklahoma 3-1, and Triangle FC Navy from North Carolina 5-0. The 91 Boys then defeated DSC 90 Green from South Carolina 2-1 in the quarter-finals, Dallas Texans 91 Red 1-0 in the semi-finals, and CASL Elite from North Carolina 2-0 in the Regional Championship match.
2008 National Championships:
Another magical week for the entire Andromeda family, July 22-27 at the 2008 USYS National Championships in Little Rock, Arkansas. The 90B and 91B went head to head with the best that USYS Region I, II, and IV had to offer. Long story short ...the week ended with both teams besting the rest and earning National Championships.
Congratulations to Coach Oscar Borgarello and his 90 Boys on repeating as Region III Champions and USYS National Champions!
Congratulations to Coach Michael Powers and the 91 Boys on returning to the Regional Championship game for the second year in a row … and refusing to conclude the year without their own Region III Championship and USYS National Championship!
The Andromeda Soccer Club is proud to have two 2008 USYS Regional and National Champions.