Successful Albion Cup for Manchester Soccer Club’s Academy Elite Teams, BU11 and BU15

Congratulations to Coach Billy Garton’s BU11 and BU15 teams for a successful weekend at Albion Cup.  Games were held July 20-22 at the UCSD campus.

BU11: Back row (left to right): Coach Billy Garton, Juan de Santiago, Vance Peck, Marcko Medina, Louis Molyneux, Nick Carlo, Angel Figueroa, Zach Lesher, Noah Andersen; Middle row: Jackson Endres, Cooper Glenn, Jayden Youngelson; Front row: Young Truong, Anthony Wilson, Frankie Garton, Andrew Wade, Pedro Casados; Not pictured: Ben Krueger, Brian Gutierrez.

Both teams played in the Elite bracket and overcame some tough opposition to reach the final game.

The BU11 team beat Surf Academy (2-0), Sereno (1-0) and Albion (on PK’s) to reach the final. In a close encounter, Manchester led Long Beach FC 1-0 for the majority of the game, but an excellent Long Beach team came back strong in the last 15 minutes to win 3-1.

“My boys had an awesome weekend and have really established themselves as one of the top teams in Southern California with some recent performances. To beat Albion, a very strong team and State Cup runners up, is a testimony to where we are at and that we are getting better each tournament. No shame in losing to Long Beach, a strong, aggressive team whose coach complimented my team at the presentation ceremony as the ‘best passing team’ he has seen at this age. We do play great soccer and it’s a pleasure to coach and watch,” said Garton.

The BU15 Academy Elite had a stellar weekend, winning 5 straight games to take the Championship. They beat Surf Academy 3-0, Capo F C 2-0, United 2-0, Pats San Diego 2-1, and Arizona Hammers 2-1 in the final game. Coached by Billy Garton this team continues to develop and blossom. Garton commented, “This BU15 team is flying high at present and have a ‘machine-like approach’ to games. They believe in me and each other and are producing very, very complete performances at present. I love coaching them and thoroughly enjoy watching them play. They’re a tight bunch, who play for each other.”

BU15: Back row (left to right): Coach Billy Garton, Kehan Nejat, Erik Padilla, Andrew Forth, Juan Castro, Kevin Diaz, Kelee Cornfield, Noah Shen; Middle row: David Chavarin, Yoel Sanchez; Front row: Bijan Askari, Billy Garton, George Walther-Meade, Sebastian Des Pres, Nick Andersen.

Related posts:

  1. Manchester BU11 Academy wins Albion Cup
  2. Manchester Boys U8 Academy win the Carlsbad Wave Coastal Classic!
  3. Manchester BU14 Academy Elite Team wins Arsenal Spring Classic
  4. Manchester Boys U10 win Notts Memorial Day Soccer Tournament
  5. Carmel Valley Manchester Boys Under 13 Academy Team wins Carlsbad Cup

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