Cal South affiliate LA Wolves FC swept through and became Champion of the 2017 US Adult Soccer Association’s Region IV Amateur Cup that took place from June 2-4 at the SilverLakes Park in Norco, Calif. The Wolves defeated Colorado’s Soccer Latina Union Jerez 3-0 in extra time to clinch the title.
With their championship, the Wolves will now represent Cal South and all Region IV at the USASA National Cup Semifinals that will take place the first weekend of August in a location to be determined.
The weekend started off strong for the Wolves as they earned a 14-0 victory over Oregon’s PSU FC on Friday evening. At the same time, Soccer Latina Union Jerez matched up against Southern California team, and Cal South Adult State Cup Men’s Division Finalist, FC Long Beach, finishing the match with a 2-2 draw.
The following morning, the Wolves matched up against their fellow Adult State Cup Finalists, and extended their goal differential as they knocked in nine additional goals against the Long Beach team. Soccer Latina Union Jerez also notched nine goals, receiving one from PSU FC. To conclude the group stage, and their participation in the tournament, FC Long Beach and PSU FC put up a show of goals, with each side scoring five each. Meanwhile, the Wolves would get a preview of the championship match as they faced Soccer Latina Union Jerez, a 1-0 win for the SoCal team.
Come Sunday morning, the top two teams in the tournament would meet for the USASA Region IV Amateur Cup title, and a berth in the National Cup. It was a tough battle between the Wolves and Soccer Latina Union Jerez, who battled to break the scoreless draw. After the end of regulation time and with no goals scored, the match then moved on to extra time where the Wolves would propel and knock in three goals that would declare them the eventual champions.
The following are photos from this weekend’s action: