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GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 14, 2018) – After a strong start on the first day of play, North Texas teams had an even second day of play at the 2018 US Youth Soccer Southern Presidents Cup as 10 teams combined for four wins, four losses and two draws.
The 2018 Southern Presidents Cup takes place June 13-17 at MeSa Soccer Complex in Greenville, S.C. The tournament will feature teams in the 13-Under through 18-Under Boys and Girls age groups with the winners advancing to the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, which will be held July 11-15 in Westfield, Ind.
Last year, eight of the ten North Texas teams that competed at the South Presidents Cup advanced to the semifinals with 14-Under Girls Solar and 16-Under Boys Dallas Texans ultimately claiming regional titles.
North Texas teams will join other South Region State Associations: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Texas and Tennessee.
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for those teams seeking additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a state, regional and national title. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.
Sting Dallas 05 Roach moved to the top of Group B after a 2-0 win against 05 NCFC Gold North (NC). Sting will look to earn a spot in the semifinals tomorrow then the North Texas team plays OCYS 2005 Purple (FL).
Solar SC 04 Haylock won 11-1 against AL Rush 04 Elite (AL) to remain at the top of Group B. Solar will play CFA Dalton 04 Elite (GA) tomorrow in a battle of 2-0 teams to determine who will win Group B.
FC Dallas WTX fell to 04 WCWAA Black (NC) 2-1 in a match that had all three goals scored in the second half. FC Dallas will look to earn a semifinals spot on the final day of play against Germantown TN Legends (TN), which is currently tied with FC Dallas for second place in Group C after a 3-1 win today.
Real GP 03 Rodriguez earned its first point of the tournament in a 2-2 draw against CFA Pachuca United 03 (SC). Real GP will end group play with a match against AR United 03 Navy (AR), which was defeated by Metro Jackson United (MS) 3-2 on the second day of play.
Dallas Texans 02 Fort Worth fell to defending Southern Presidents Cup champions FC Dallas RGV 02 (TX-S) 2-1 in a back-and-forth match. Dallas Texans currently sits in third place in Group B with a 1-1 record and will have the opportunity to secure a semifinals spot on the final day of group play against OK Energy FC East Green (OK).
After finding itself on the wrong side of a 1-0 score line early in the first half, Mutiny FC 01 White equalized with a goal off a rebound from the Florida Celtic SC (FL) keeper. Neither side would find the back of the net afterwards as the match ended 1-1. Mutiny remains tied for first place in Group C with Celtic and will play GPS Lexington SA 02 Gold (SC) on the final day of group play.
OU United went down 2-0 early against 01 WHYFC Blue (NC), but would respond with four straight goals to go up 4-2. However, the North Carolina side would net three straight goals of their own to win 5-4 in one of the wildest matches of the tournament. OU United will attempt to reserve a spot in the semifinals in its final match of group play against Louisiana Fire Juniors (LA).
Q Factor 01 took control of Group A with a second-straight shutout. This time, Q Factor scored seven goals against CESA 01 Challenge (SC) to put its tally at 10 for the tournament. Q Factor will look to finalize a spot in the semifinals tomorrow when they play Elite Soccer Academy (FL).
AAOS 00 was narrowly defeated by Group A leaders 00 NCFC Gold South (NC) 3-2 on the second day of play. AAOS will take on Clarkston FC Red (GA) on the final day of group play.
Liverpool 00 Rush made it two 2-0 wins in as many days as the North Texas side again used two second-half goals to notch a win over hometown CESA Tri-County 00 (SC). Liverpool will play Real Arkansas 00 Gold (AR) tomorrow with a spot in the finals on the line.