The 16 teams are now ready in all of the categories – Boys, Girls, Mens, Womens- from U13 to U19.
A very passionate finals are approaching, where only the teams with the most physical and mental strength will advance. But even now they all deserve our applause!
This past weekend, on the 23rd and 24th of April, the 16 teams for each category of the State Cup 2016 (organized by FYSA) were chosen. This year the competition has been very intense, with the coaching level rising to the point where the coordinators, clubs, players, parents, and sponsors can breathe with satisfaction. The teams that have reached these final stages represent a part of the future of soccer in Florida, and beginning next Saturday May the 7th, these emotions will be released.
The greats have arrived… and the surprises.
The largest clubs in Florida have now placed their squads in the different “brackets” for the round of 16 and quarter finals. Soccerplus is recapping how some of the most known and feared teams arrive as well as the surprises that always seem to be present in soccer.
(LOGOS OCYS, TAMPA BAY, CHARGERS & WESTON)
U13 Boys: A tough battle among brothers
The least expected has occurred: In this competing group which holds teams with presence such as OCYS 02 03B Pro Academy of Orlando – #1 in Florida rankings and coached by Craig Melton-, the C1TBU TAMPA BAY UNITED CLASSIC BOYS 02 placed in the #2 ranking, and the CHARGERS SC CLW B02-03 SELECT which occupy the #4 slot, two teams of Weston FC were placed to clash head to head in a battle among brothers. Only these things happen in soccer! What a tough and even group it turned out to be.
(LOGOS FLORIDA KRAZE BLACK, )
U18 Mens: The greats in search of greatness
Another “group of death”: In this group the hardy FKK 97/98 FLORIDA KRAZE BLACK, currently #1 in the Florida rankings, the CORAL GABLES TOROS 97/98 which appear in 3rd place, and the FLORIDA RUSH 97 RUSH BOYS, which occupy the 5th slot. This group will undoubtedly be under the eyes of the “talent hunters”. One has to also keep an eye out for the FLORIDA KRAZE BLACK, who have one of the top goal scoring forwards, as was demonstrated on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of April. Also, the TOROS OF CORAL GABLES, who advanced with a perfect point tally of 9 points from their three matches.
(LOGOS CAPE CORAL, DAVIE UNITED SHARKS SPACE COAT Y WESTON)
U15 Girls: A very level group
This group is very well fought: featuring the ladies of CAPE CORAL SA 00/01 CYCLONE GIRLS BLACK, with the #2 rank in Florida; alongside them also shine the “sharks” of the DAVIE UNITED SHARKS 00/01 BLUE, who hold slot #3; also among the 16 classified teams are the #5 ranked young ladies of the SPACE COAST UNITED 00/01 GIRLS TRAVEL RED, who will not be letting this opportunity pass them. In addition, we cannot lose sight of the A2WES WESTON FC U15 PRE-ACADEMY, the squads of TEAM BOCA 00/01 GIRLS WHITE, and the CHARGERS SC CLW G00-01 SELECT, all of which achieved a perfect tally of 9 out of a possible 9 points.
(LOGOS TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA KRUSH BLACK)
U17 Girls: Without a definite favorite
Among the 16 selected groups is the best of the best. As a matter of fact, this round is heavily disputed with the top 8 teams being for the most part uncertain. One has to be very cautious of the C1TBU TAMPA BAY UNITED PREMIER GIRLS 98, #2 in the Florida rankings who won their three matches. Also the ladies from FKK 98/99 FLORIDA KRUSH BLACK, with 9 out of 9 points.