Manchester BU11 Academy wins Pegasus Cup
Manchester Soccer Club’s BU11 Academy Elite are champions of San Diego Pegasus Cup held June 23-25. Runners-up in last year’s tournament, this year Manchester took home the cup with a 3-1 victory over West Coast FC of Orange County.
“The last thing I told the players before they took the field in the final was to enjoy it,” said Head Coach and Co-Director of Coaching Jeff Illingworth. “It was a fantastic match, well played on both sides, and I’m extremely proud of how this young team played with not only the skill I know they are capable of but with heart and passion as well.”
(ABOVE) Head Coach Jeff Illingworth with team, left to right. Front row: Saul Serpas, Luis Mario Islas, Jorge Kuri, Jeffrey Hansen, Bryan Delgado, Andrew Espinoza, Jose Rios, Azareel Pineda, Liam Koeneke. Back row: Mallel Rios, Diego Gonzalez, Daniel Tavares, Marcos Calderon, Elias Waisbord, Daniel Delgado, Erik Figueroa, George Cole.