The Red Bulls were crowned champions of the boys under 14 division of the Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks at the 2013 league tournament on Nov. 2-3 narrowly edging the White Ninjas in the final.
Red Bulls took a 1-0 lead in the final game with a penalty kick in the first half. That score held up for the Red Bulls, thanks to a stingy defensive unit of Chris S, Keaton, and Anson, with goalie John F., which allowed only one goal all weekend and none in the last three games. Max and Jon S. led the Red Bulls offense with three goals and two assists each in the tournament. Liam was all over the pitch, playing sweeper to striker. Erik led the midfield platoon of Manit, Chris W., Jack, Daniel, Josh, Alex and Paymon and won many of the 50:50 balls. “It was a great tournament with each team a goal or two away from maybe winning it all. We were lucky things fell the Red Bulls way,” said Coach Shopes. “All the Sharks boys played soccer with a lot of sweat, and even a little blood, but no tears. They were superb examples of the Sharks motto of “Fun, Sportsmanship and Fair Play.” The boys on both teams in the under 14 finals exemplified this and their parents should be very proud.”