After a tough three days of battle at the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Championships in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, three Cal South teams have earned their ticket to fight for a national title on Sunday morning, upon the conclusion of the bracket play phase on Saturday morning. AVSC Storm Academy (14UG) and California Rush (18UB) will play Third Place games in their respective age groups, also on Sunday.
Per US Youth Soccer, there will be no live streams available for the championship games.
Beach FC (15UG) earned their ticket into their second national title match after finishing first in their age group with a 2-1 win over Sporting Iowa on Saturday morning. The Long Beach-based team scored the opening goal, but Sporting was able to equalize before the half. It was a second half goal that ultimately gave them three points and team confidence they will need on Sunday, facing Saturday’s same foe, for the championship.
Two second half goals by the Central California Aztecs (18UG) helped the team earn a 2-2 draw with Minnesota’s Keliix-Intra on Saturday morning. The win allows the Aztecs to move on to the championship final in first place, where they will meet Rage FC from South Texas. Facing the Texan team on the first day of competition, Central California defeated Rage FC 2-0 on Thursday.
Despite taking a loss in their last game of bracket play, Downtown SC (14UB) are moving on to the championship final as first place of their age group, falling 3-1 to second place team LG Celtics First from Illinois.
Cal South will continue its coverage in Tennessee through its website CalSouthEvents.com, as well as its social media outlets including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. If you or someone you know is traveling to the tournament, encourage them to use Cal South’s Snapchat Filter and show their Cal South Pride.