Manchester BU11 Academy wins Premier Cup

Manchester Soccer Club’s BU11 Academy Elite are champions of the Chula Vista Premier Cup held Jan. 12-13. Competing as one of eight teams in Division 1, Manchester defeated Chula Vista Premier FC Elite 4-0 in the final. In pool play, Manchester defeated the Rebels 6-0, Pateadores SD 6-0 and Tiffinys Pachuca 4-1. On the other side of the draw, CV Premier bested Nado White 4-0, Carlsbad Wave FC Black 2-1 and SD United FC Black 2-1. Both Manchester and CV Premier competed this past fall in Presidio Soccer League’s AAA division, the top group for U11 boys. Manchester Academy, coached by Jeff Illingworth, were champions of AAA-North, with a record of 13 wins and one draw. CV Premier placed fifth in AAA-South.